Launch of MOOC Course – Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and Zen Meditation

We are pleased to announce that our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), titled Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and Zen Meditation was launched on FutureLearn* on 28 October 2019. This is a six-week FREE online course providing interpretation of the meaning of prajñā-pāramitā in relation to attaining Buddhahood. Learners explore and discuss the question ‘How can we resolve afflictions?

Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce (XuanjueAcarya) examines this question with reference to the perfection of wisdom mentioned in the Diamond Sutra.

Diamond Sutra and Zen Meditation Trailer (English) from HKU SPACE on Vimeo.

Highlights of the course:

  • Why prajñā-pāramitā, (the attainment of great wisdom) is as hard and as sharp as vájra and is capable of cutting through our adamantine egos.
  • How we can shatter the adamantine ago and lead an empowered life.
  • Video animations help learners understand the course content and underlying meanings.

The new intake will commerce on 13 July 2020.

Join us to discover these secrets from the Diamond Sutra.

Enrol now!

Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce – Head of College of Life Sciences and Technology at HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and Chairman of Chinese Wisdoms Society

*FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over nine million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It is also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.