Ethics: From the Dalai Lama


6 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Materials and Test Shipped to You
  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online


Based on the book "Ethics for the New Millennium" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this course presents a moral system of ethics for your consideration including universal principles of compassion for oneself and others and restraint from causing harm. While exploring ethics for the individual and for society, this course will improve your ability to treat each person with respect, dignity and worth, adhere to ethical boundaries and safeguard the therapeutic relationship. Applicable to all practice settings.

This course covers:

  • key elements involved in our capacity to empathize with one another
  • essential elements in the practice of inner discipline
  • "so pa" and primary benefits of practicing "so pa"
  • the levels of compassion and the properties of each level
  • essential elements involved in our experience of suffering, resolution and the application of ethical discipline
  • key effects of our development of a sense of universal responsibility
  • the steps necessary to achieve ethical conduct in social and political policies

Course Reviews

Jeane Hays BA, LMT, NCTMB Hays Desert Sun Massage, Scottsdale A

This course motivates an individual to refocus on what really is important in life regardless of career choice, and that is to always have patience, kindness, and forgiveness for one's self and others, and to offer those virtues through empathy, compassion, and unconditional love. In the spirit of genuine humility, not for self-serving personal benefit. That this perspective inspires each of us to impact our communities and the world, one person at a time, with spontaneous loving kindness, the basic quality everyone requires for happiness.

Lynn D. Hennessee

This course was really a refreshing look at ethics. I was looking for something different than the usual ethics classes and I was very excited to find this one. The material was very through provoking and I had to read it slowly and go back and re-read at times for the depth of information to be absorbed. The course took longer than I expected, but it was with it as it was so profound. Thank you for offering this great work from the Dalai Lama.

Pamela Alberts, LMT

I was inspired by this courses and appreciated an ethics course that was not just about “ Do this, Don't do that”. It encouraged me to look deep within and become more consciously aware of how our thoughts, feeling, and actions affect out fellow human beings and ethically what our responsibilities are to others (including the earth and other life forms).

Christine Collings, LMT

Glad that this course was beyond the standard type of Ethics classes. It was much more than a review of Ethics and practices. The Dalai Lama has a deep understanding of human behavior and it was worth the effort and time to dive into.

Janice C. Modesitt, NCTMB

Ethics: From the Dalai Lama was the best ethics class I have taken. Standard ethics does not compare with the depth of study that this course offers. This course has depth and explores the topic on a broader level.

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  • Text - 237 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

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Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

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