Have you always wanted to go to Harvard University? Is your dream to study Buddhist scriptures? Online education website edX offers online university courses, free of charge.
“Buddhism Through Its Scriptures” is one of an extensive calendar of courses offered by dozens of universities around the world. This 4-week class requires an estimated 5 to 10 hours per week of work and study, and is open to all. Through it, the course page says, you will learn “Religious/philosophical insights conveyed in Buddhist texts; how scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts; and sensitive appreciation of world religions.”
Learn more about the course (and register) at edX.
The ninth worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet introduces the Jataka Tales and recounts the Ruru Jataka, or the Tale of the Deer of Nine Colours. It includes cave paintings of the tale from a cave at Dunhuang.