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À propos du cours

The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. A number of scientists and philosophers have taken up this challenge. There have been brain scans of meditators and philosophical examinations of Buddhist doctrines. There have even been discussions of Darwin and the Buddha: Do early Buddhist descriptions of the mind, and of the human condition, make particular sense in light of evolutionary psychology? This course will examine how Buddhism is faring under this scrutiny. Are neuroscientists starting to understand how meditation “works”? Would such an understanding validate meditation—or might physical explanations of meditation undermine the spiritual significance attributed to it? And how are some of the basic Buddhist claims about the human mind holding up? We’ll pay special attention to some highly counterintuitive doctrines: that the self doesn’t exist, and that much of perceived reality is in some sense illusory. Do these claims, radical as they sound, make a certain kind of sense in light of modern psychology? And what are the implications of all this for how we should live our lives? Can meditation make us not just happier, but better people? All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion....

Meilleurs avis

25 oct. 2020

I thought this was a great introduction to both modern Buddhist thought and evolutionary psychology. Professor Wright is an excellent lecturer, and his office hours are informative as well as amusing.

2 mars 2016

Engaging content and excellent pace. While the level is introductory (I'd have liked a bit more depth), I would expect this from a lower-division/breadth course—and even more so from a MOOC like this.

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par Chandan R I

23 mai 2020

Kindly provide certificate also as I need to submit the certificate on my workplace

par Juan P G

17 mai 2020

Great course, great professor, great analysis about buddhism and modern psychology!

par Athziri H O

20 juin 2016

Completely amazing! Super clear explanations and excellent contents!

Should take it.

par shanhuiyu

21 avr. 2016

it is helpful and useful. I can learn something new about western Buddhism. Thanks!

par Victor Y

15 févr. 2016

Excellent class that has also given me insights about my life and how to live life.

par Priscila G R

18 juin 2020

Loved it!! It made me realize how the world is structured. How we really function.

par Shruti a p

10 juin 2020

Thanku so much to coursera because of you we learn buddhism and modern psychology.

par Itzel H A

8 févr. 2017

Excellent course. A great way to introduce to Buddhist with a scientific approach.

par Dijana C

9 janv. 2017

Great course - a starting point for exploring both Buddhism and Modern Psychology!

par Jonathan G

14 juin 2016

Interesting course. The assignments were a little bit too redundant for my taste.

par yashwanth r

6 juin 2016

i need to contact porf.ROBERT WRIGHT. please let me know the email id of the prof.

par Koby B

23 avr. 2016

Loved this course so much I finished watching the lectures in Two days! Inspiring.

par Anmol B

26 févr. 2016

Very great insights given in this course. Thanks a lot. Great learning experience.

par Michael W

19 déc. 2015

Loved it... would love to see additional courses relating Buddhism to modern life

par Nandini R

5 juil. 2020

This course has been very interesting. It has taught me to be mindful and calmer.

par Esra D

28 oct. 2019

very nice material, assignments and Robert Wright is just a delight to listen to!

par Daria P

15 mars 2018

Very interesting, self-reflecting and thought provoking. Thank you Robert Wright!

par Erkin K

14 janv. 2018

Really mind opening, mind blowing, takes you to somewhere beyond your imagination

par Coleman R

7 janv. 2018

The course was interesting and digestible, and Dr. Wright is super fun and funny!

par Andrea F

13 août 2016


Explained in a comprehensible manner for all public, very interesting!

par Nenavath M

29 sept. 2020

It's a very great experience, Thank you coursera yo offer such an amazing course

par Sandra S

17 juin 2020

I learned so much in a very relaxed manner. Mr. Wright is an excellent teacher.

par Ursula A T

15 juin 2020

Professor Wright is an amazing human on many levels. I truly enjoyed the course.

par Allison K S

3 juin 2018

Very informative and challenging. I learned a lot about Buddhism and meditation.

par Aja C

7 févr. 2017

I haven't finishing this course yet but the first couple of lessons are amazing!