Best Buddhism Courses

Find the best online Buddhism Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Buddhism Courses.

The Practice of Jhana Meditation

Finding the Peace and Pleasure of The Buddha's Concentration Meditations.

Created by Mark Johnson - CHT, Consultant, Coach


Students: 5208, Price: Free

Students: 5208, Price:  Free

The Jhana meditations were taught to the Buddha prior to his awakening and he continued to teach and practice them his whole life.  Jhana practice leads to boundless experiences of pleasure, joy, happiness, contentment, compassion and peace.  Known to be extremely pleasurable and also extremely skillful.

This course is intended for dedicated meditation practitioners wishing to strengthen their concentration.  The course is designed to help practitioners recognize the states of concentration and to move them deeper into them and their own awakening.

There is about 1.5 hours of presentation on the subject of Jhanas. Please practice making the breath ever more comfortable as you proceed through this course.

Zen Buddhism 101 – Awaken Your Natural Joy

It is in our True Nature to be fully alive and joyous. Learn how to reclaim your Natural Joy.

Created by Marshall Stern - Dharma Teacher


Students: 2099, Price: $39.99

Students: 2099, Price:  Paid

Buddhism is the oldest and most successful Self-Help program on Earth. There is debate over whether Buddhism is a religion or a philosophy. When asked to weigh in on this question my answer is always definitely yes! There is no Divine figure to worship, no cosmogony and no dogma in Buddhism. In that respect it does not appear to be a religion. But if you consider a religion to be a set of ideas around which you live your life and that in turn brings you to peace and a deep understanding of the True Nature of life, then Buddhism is most definitely a religion. This incredibly practical and adaptive tradition is something that everyone should learn about. 

I designed this course especially for Westerners who have had little or no contact with Buddhism other than the few words and ideas that have filtered through to the West. It is presented in a very entertaining and light fashion including stories and humor. The simplicity of the course however should not fool you into thinking the content is in any way compromised.  I have had lifelong Buddhists in Asia take the class and remark to me that this was the first time they truly understood their own religion. Though that may be true the course is especially designed for those who are looking for a clear and simple explanation of Buddhism.

So whether new to the subject or very experienced you will find knowledge of great value to you and your life in this course. In the end, you will understand why it is that you have been living less than you are deserving of and how to regain your Natural state of Joy, Compassion, Love and Freedom.

Buddhism: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life

How Buddhism can increase your wellbeing and happiness

Created by Greg Vanderford - Teacher and Entrepreneur


Students: 1225, Price: $99.99

Students: 1225, Price:  Paid

This course is an introduction to Buddhism. I became very interested in Buddhism while living in Vietnam for over five years from 2007 to 2012. While Buddhism is by definition a religion, in actual practice it resembles philosophy and psychology more than religion if we go by Buddha's actual teachings.

Buddhism is essentially a set of tools developed over thousands of years in India, China, Japan and throughout Asia. These tools are more applicable now than ever before as we grapple with the anxiety that has become typical in modern life.

This course will introduce to you what Buddhism is, how it can help you develop happiness, contentment, equanimity, peace, and love so that you can deal with modern challenges effectively, and generally enrich your experience as a human being.

I have now spent thousands of hours studying Buddhism, meditating, and speaking with monks at Pagodas and Monasteries throughout Vietnam and South East Asia. Since I am an American, I feel that I am in a unique position to communicate the essence of Buddhism and it's teachings to a western audience as very few people can.

In addition, I am trained as a teacher, with a teaching certificate from the University of Idaho as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the same school. So I am confident that students will leave my course with a solid understanding not only of what Buddhism is, but HOW it can help you to improve yourself and change your life for the better.

Join my course, and let these ancient strategies help you deal with modern challenges. They've lasted this long because they work!

A Short Introduction to Buddhism

Buddhism Made Easy

Created by Dr. Samuel Inbaraja S - Medical Doctor MBBS, PGDHM, PGDDR, CertCA


Students: 598, Price: Free

Students: 598, Price:  Free

Buddhism is a major world religion with about 8 - 10 percent of the world population. It has made good inroads in the west and is known for its mindfulness techniques. In this course, we will learn about the Spiritual quest of Siddharth Gautama the prince of Kapilavastu, and his answers which form the core of Buddhist religion.

The Four Noble Truths and The Eight-fold Paths are enumerated and explained in their original context and the Indian cultural and philosophical milieu.


The Path to Salvation

Created by Snigdha Varma - Instructor


Students: 563, Price: Free

Students: 563, Price:  Free

the course will take you through the early life of Gautam Buddha, his transformation from a prince to an ascetic and he attainment of salvation and finally nirvana. the teachings of Buddha and how the world becomes a better place and his followers spreading buddhism in th world. The sculptures associated with Buddhism.

Japan In-Depth Learning 2: Shinto and Buddhism

Indispensable philosophies to really understand Japan

Created by Kana Hattori - Japanese culture(National-Licensed Interpretive Guide)


Students: 524, Price: $19.99

Students: 524, Price:  Paid

Hi I'm Kana! I'm a national-licensed interpretive guide of Japan.  I've been guiding over 10 years since 2009 all over Japan welcoming guests from around the world.

Since my school days, it has been always clear that in order to understand anyone, whether he/she is from the same country or not, it is very important to understand what kind of philosophy he/she grew up with.  It's true even when we try to understand someone in our own country, and it's very true when we try to understand people from different countries with different religious background and resulting different values and customs.

Through my 10-year career as a guide, I've been always paying attention to what's common and what's different between my guests' culture and mine, and it has been always crucial to clearly explain the basic philosophy of Shinto and Buddhism for their deep appreciation of Japanese culture and arts.

In this course, I explain the important philosophy of Shinto, Japanese Buddhism as a whole, and specifically Zen Buddhism, as they are indispensable to really understand people and culture of Japan.

This course is recommended for those who are interested in Japan, those who are working for a Japanese corporation with Japanese boss/colleagues, those who are planning to  visit Japan soon, and those who guide visitors to Japan.

The Quantum Mind: Stop Suffering & Take Back Your Life

Learn key ideas in Buddhism, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Neuroplasticity and be your own life coach

Created by Samar Habib - PhD


Students: 453, Price: $19.99

Students: 453, Price:  Paid

We experience so much unnecessary suffering in our lives and live in a society that increases the likelihood of our suffering. I’ve created an online course to help you get back into the driver’s seat of your life.

Based on eight years of research and personal experimentation, this course distills the essence from some of the best psychological theories and mental technologies humanity has ever created, from Buddhism to modern neuroscience. 

Whether this is your first mind-development course, or if you're a veteran at this, you will surely find resources, ideas and suggestions that nourish and sustain your quest to master the art of living. 

Module 1 - Buddhism
Module 2 - Psychology of Excellence/Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Module 3 - The 4 Pillars of Well-Being
Module 4 - Spiritual Psychology


One week introduction course to mindfulness zen meditation including videos and guided meditations.

Created by Denis Nikulin - yellow tutorial


Students: 438, Price: $19.99

Students: 438, Price:  Paid

Zen Meditation

Find your inner peace and practice mindfulness by learning different meditation techniques taught step by step for every level.

  • All beginners or experienced people who want to learn new techniques and tools of meditation

  • Anyone who has never meditated and interested in starting meditation

  • Anyone who wants to deal with stress management

  • If you feel overwhelmed in your personal life

  • If you are fighting with work stress and want to clear your mind

  • If you want to improve your overall wellness

I have been a student of meditation for almost half my life. I began experiencing the healing benefits that arise from a routine meditation practice in my mid-teens, in the midst of struggling with anxiety. From that point on, I've been committed to continuing the practice, as well as sharing with others the gifts that arise from sitting still.

My hope is that by teaching mindfulness meditation, it can help ground, nourish and expand others in the same way that it has done so for me.

On this path, I've been fortunate enough to study with many wonderful teachers. My primary teacher is Hoben Kim Hansen from the White Plum Lineage of Soto Zen. My secondary teacher is the late Buddhist & yoga teacher Shoken Michael Stone, from whom I've received certification to teach.

Remington Cooney (M.Ed) - Mindfulness Meditation Coach


  • - Mindfulness Meditation Facilitation training (90 hour)

  • - Master's in Education (Contemplative Inquiry)

  • - Hatha Yoga teacher certification (200 hour)

Feel Your Meditation Come Alive as Your Use of Breath and Gravity Comes Alive

Many traditions teach that your meditation deepens as the length of your exhalations deepens.

Lengthening exhalations comes out of an exploration of the connection between your breathing and the ways in which every part of your body experiences gravity.

One way to explore that connection is through practice with a sword.

Another way is to split firewood with a splitting maul.

When done properly both of those practices strongly reinforce the use of breath and gravity when doing Zen meditation.

The work of Zen meditation is to resolve duality – the simplest duality to begin working on is the mind and body duality.

Dear friend, as we are doing this class for free right now, we ask only one thing from you, after you finish this course and if it brings you usefulness, please write for us a great review! Thank you a lot dear!

Welcome to the World of Tibetan Buddhism

Explore the 4 Traditions, Essential Teachings and Mythic Depth of Tibetan Buddhism... It will transform your Life

Created by Tom Llewellyn - Spiritual Facilitator and Author


Students: 237, Price: $89.99

Students: 237, Price:  Paid

#Bestselling and Highest Rated Buddhism Course on Udemy as of Jan 2021

===Questions for You===

Would you like to explore the fascinating mythological and philosophical landscapes of Tibetan Buddhism?

Would you like to learn from the ancient masters... from a time and place which was thousands of years was dedicated to spiritual development?

===What to Expect===

Find out about the four main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and explore and taste with Tom some of their core and most famous teachings. You will also be given the opportunity to practice some of the core meditations of the Tibetan Tradition and learn how Tibetan Buddhism sits within the wider Buddhist Tradition and World View.

===What's Included===

5 hours of informative and well crafted material that combines both Buddhist philosophy, psychology and experiential insights.

A certificate of completion from udemy, and also a tailored certificate of complete available upon request.

===About the Facilitator===

Your facilitator, Bestselling  and Highest Rated tutor Tom Llewellyn has 20 years of experience within the realms of meditation, buddhism (over 12 years experience as a practising Buddhist), lucid dreaming, and astral projection. He practised within 3 different Buddhist Groups and has helped to run many Buddhist retreats and hundreds of meditations classes and workshops. He's a trained and skilled teacher of Kundalini Yoga, trained Sound Therapist and has also written two books.

Overcome loneliness and isolation quickly with Buddhism

Overcoming feelings of loneliness and isolation with teachings from Buddhism

Created by Jayn Shah - New course developer


Students: 132, Price: $19.99

Students: 132, Price:  Paid

This course is a short, to the point and practical course to help you feel GREAT about being in your own company.

You will no longer feel lonely or isolated as you focus on enjoying your day moment to moment in your daily living. The importance of staying in the present is a fundamental teaching in this course.

You will learn basic teachings from Buddhism and Buddhist insight on Mindfulness and use it in a practical way so that you can feel instantly better.

Originating in northern India in the 5th-6th century, the basic teachings in Buddhism are:

1. The Three Universal Truths;

2. The Four Noble Truths; and

3. The Noble Eightfold Path.

1. The Three Universal Truths:

- Nothing is lost in the universe

- Everything Changes

- The Law of Cause and Effect

2. The Four Noble Truths explore human suffering:

1. Dukkha: Suffering exists: Life is suffering. Suffering is real and almost universal. Suffering

has many causes: loss, sickness, pain, failure, and the impermanence of pleasure.

2. Samudaya: There is a cause of suffering. Suffering is due to attachment. It is the desire to

have and control things.

3. Nirodha: There is an end to suffering. Attachment can be overcome. Suffering ceases with

the final liberation of Nirvana (Nibbana). The mind experiences complete freedom,

liberation and non-attachment. It lets go of any desire or craving.

4. Magga: In order to end suffering, you must follow the Eightfold Path.

This course introduces you to some of the basic concepts in Buddhism including the Nobel Eightfold Path, and the practice of Satipattana mindfulness meditation.  You will learn about the 5 hindrances (also called precepts) which you can consider to improve your conduct in daily living and make nobel choices.

The course also talks about some important figures in Buddhism such as Mogallana, Sariputra and Kassapa Thera.

Introduction to Buddhism 101

A Journey in Basic Buddhism

Created by Kanjin Cederman - Buddhist Priest and Guide


Students: 107, Price: $24.99

Students: 107, Price:  Paid

Through this course you will be able to learn the basic story of the founder of Buddhism life and his first teachings.  In these lectures, we will cover the basic building blocks of Buddhist philosophy and practice, with easy to understand lectures by our Head Priest and Dharma Teacher, Rev. Kanjin Cederman. 

At the end of this course, you will have a great understanding of what Buddhism and its teachings are and how to implement them into your daily lives. 

It is our sincere hope, that you and your life will be great benefited by this labor of love and compassion.

With Gassho,

The Enkyoji Buddhist Team