Buddhist Psychology: Essential Skills For Transforming the Heart & Mind (CEC)

With Continuing Education Credit

Jack Kornfield

Buddhist psychology is best described as a science of mind. It’s practical, it’s experiential, and its fundamental purpose is to lead to the best of human possibilities – to bring healing, well-being, inner freedom – no matter what the changing circumstances of life might be.

When we forget, we move through life lost in a small perspective, limited by our conditioning: we can be lost in thought, caught up in fears or anxieties, suffering or depression. We can lose our sense of well-being. Yet, we also know there are possibilities of being open, gracious, wise, more loving, and more compassionate. There are possibilities for having a flexible and  present centered life where we are living more fully and freely, where we are not caught in the fears, history and troubles of our past.

 Buddhist psychology can provide you with provocative new understandings, powerful practices and possibilities for well being. It can inform or transform the way you live and work. If you are new to Buddhist teachings and meditation has seemed foreign to you, you will learn that meditation is quite natural. Simply directing your attention in a careful, considered way is the beginning. If you are someone more experienced in Buddhist practice, this course may challenge you with entirely new ways of envisioning and practicing the path of awakening.


This five-hour, self-paced program includes 32 lessons bundled into six sessions. All of the trainings and practices are to awaken to this: You are not limited by the circumstance in which you find yourselves, even if it is very difficult. Freedom, compassion and well being are available to you wherever you are.

This course is a valuable resource that can be used again and again to sustain or refresh your regular, ongoing practice.

What You Get

Learn these essential practices for living wisely:

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Finding the beauty and goodness all around
  • How to cultivate compassion
  • Mindfulness of the body
  • Mindfulness of feelings
  • How to work with all strong emotions, from anxiety to joy
  • How to acknowledge thoughts & feelings without getting caught in them
  • The importance of forgiveness
  • Discovering your highest intention

Certificate upon completion.

Buddhist Psychology: Essential Skills For Transforming the Heart & Mind (CEC)


Program Details

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. This program offers 5 CE credits for licensed psychologists, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.

Please Note: CE Credits may be applicable for other licenses, or for other licenses held in other states.  It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if their accreditation board will accept credits offered by Jack Kornfield.  Jack Kornfield does not determine license applicability for licenses other than those listed above.  For more information about CE credit please visit this page.

The SCA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16887 for 5 contact hours.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will be better able to:

  1. Analyze and integrate Buddhist psychology’s core principles of mental health and well-being into traditional western approaches;
  2. Utilize five different forms of mindfulness training, including the Four Foundations of Mindfulness of body, feelings, thoughts, and relationship;
  3. Utilize three Buddhist psychological practices for transforming difficult emotions;
  4. Utilize and incorporate compassion and forgiveness training in your professional work and personal life

Continuing Education content level: Introductory

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