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Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies

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About the Program

Students may pursue a certificate program or a master’s degree program. The Won Buddhism Certificate (WBC) is an 18-credit program for students wishing to further their understanding of Won Buddhism in the context of other Buddhist and religious traditions. Students can tailor their course of study to satisfy their individual interests and development goals. Certificate students enroll in the Master’s degree program in Won Buddhist Studies and may choose at any time to apply their certificate courses toward the Master’s degree.

Program Details

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies offers a Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies (WBC) through its Won Buddhist Studies program. The certificate requires 18 credits of academic studies in Won Buddhist and Buddhist doctrine and practice for individuals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Buddhism.

This is an advanced course of study designed to:

  • Deepen acquaintance with Buddhist and Won Buddhist doctrine
  • Foster a personal contemplative practice
  • Create new, or broaden existing, career options
  • Enhance or develop new contemplative skills as part of the life-long process of learning.

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A graduate-level program, the WBS Certificate will contribute to the careers of professionals in many fields:

  • Professional development for teachers wishing to enhance their understanding of Buddhism
  • Interfaith research for clergy members wishing to broaden their perspective on religious groups in America
  • Religious Studies students who wish to deepen their direct acquaintance with eastern religions
  • Scholars pursuing research in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism
  • Integrated health practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of meditation and mindfulness for use in their professional and personal lives
  • Religious workers, such as: assistants, group leaders

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