Renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and scholar Robert Thurman has worked with Columbia University to offer a course that covers the Indo-Tibetan philosophical, scientific, and psychological Buddhist traditions and their history.
It is completely free, though there is the option to pay a small fee for certification available. This is an excellent example of how the dharma can be propagated openly and freely for the benefit of all. The scope of the course is very large and it promises to be very interesting to those who are looking to study and come to understand more about the lineages, their history and views.
The press release can be read in full here:
The course itself is hosted on the EdX platform, and can be found here:
There is more information about Robert Thurman found on his website. He also hosts an active podcast that releases new episodes about twice a month. It, and the website, can be reviewed here: