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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

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.

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.

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par Arne K

19 oct. 2017

Thoughtprovoking, insightful, exciting and entertaining. A great lecture and performance.

par soumaya h

22 janv. 2016

very interesting course, I just started finished week1, I am excited to continue the rest

par Atala R

19 août 2020

I absolutely loved this course, it is interesting and it is imparted by a great teacher.

par Chantal F

3 juil. 2020

Loved this course. Very insightful and Professor Wright did a wonderful job!! Thank you.

par Naif R

1 août 2019

Thank you Mr. "Bob" and coursera for this amazing course, very practical and scientific.

par 缪婷焰

26 mai 2017

I like this course very much! It inspires me in so many perspectives. Highly recommend!

par Agnes.D

29 févr. 2016

very good introduction to Buddhism and psychology. I especially like the interview part.

par Iona

1 févr. 2016

I am loving this course and it is giving me tons of new insight into life and the world!

par JH

7 oct. 2015

This course introduced me to my current school of Buddhism and that has changed my life.

par Sol E

23 juin 2020

It was a life changing experience!! I have no words to thank Professor Robert Wright!!!

par Chelsea C

12 mai 2018

Such a useful and inspiring course. Thanks for Dr. Wright's patient and clear teaching.

par Carrie C L H

15 nov. 2017

I really like this course. The topic is fascinating and the lessons are well presented.

par Rosa M

30 oct. 2017

Great course!! I have learned a lot about how modern psychology support Buddhist ideas.

par Fiona H

30 sept. 2017

Loved this course. Interesting and entertaining. "Office Hours" were a great pleasure.

par priyaa s

23 oct. 2020

Wonderful conurse ,get to learn lot of things about perspective of budhdha's teachings

par Andres R

20 oct. 2020

Excellent way to understanding the union between West science and ancestral knowlegde

par Jason S

15 févr. 2017

This is one of the best courses I've taken. Interesting, fast paced and life changing.

par Natalia F

3 déc. 2016

I would recommend this course to everyone who is interested in Buddhism and Psychology

par Pommm

30 nov. 2017

this course is perfectly good. never miss it.

i want to give big thank for you guys :)

par Evgeny L

26 avr. 2017

В виду отсутствия времени не смог пройти полностью!

Но курс очень понравился, спасибо!

par Michel P

24 juin 2016

I found the course excellent and very well taught and led by Professor Robert Wright.

par Johnny

24 mars 2016

This course is absolutely fantastic, everything about it is great! Highly recomended!

par Mr. K T

28 avr. 2020

This Course is very benificial, it incereses the way to think positive towards life.

par Gil B

23 août 2017

Enjoyed every minute! Super interesting course. Prof. Wright is a fantastic teacher.

par Vlad

13 juin 2016

very thought provoking, a very useful course on mindfulness and expanding your views