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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.

15 nov. 2015

I have been practicing meditation for two years already.In so far I have attended all Deepak Chopra meditation experiences which I found very helpful but not as helpful this course provided me so far.

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par Anurag M

20 févr. 2016

Learned lot about Buddhism and modern psychology.

par Анна

1 janv. 2016

Thank you very much! Very interesting and useful!

par Myrsini O

12 oct. 2020

I learned a lot from this course. I recommend it

par Kruttika K

18 juin 2020

Really grateful to Prof. Wright for this course!

par Roberto E

17 juin 2020

el curso fue excelente, totalmente recomendado!!

par Alberto M L

2 juin 2020

I recommend this course, it is very interesting!

par Coline P

8 janv. 2018

Very interesting! I highly recommand this course

par Farahnaz F

14 nov. 2016

Professor Wright was great! I loved this course.

par Alison S

2 nov. 2016

Love this course! Insightful and well presented.

par Franz L

10 juin 2016

Very intereting course. I recommend to everyone.

par Russ V W

8 juin 2016

Good info with thoughtful commentary. A+ course

par nidia a

30 juil. 2020

Curso bem estruturado e muito rico em conteudo.

par Olegas G

3 mai 2020

Brilliant course, really enjoyed participating.

par Pragya J

18 avr. 2020

It was very helpful. I learned a lot from this.

par Elisabeth d R

25 sept. 2018

It is an interesting and well conceived course!

par Jeffrey L

3 janv. 2021

I only wish the course had a follow-up course.

par Ángel R G

7 mai 2020

It's an excellent course.

Thank you very much.

par jai h

6 mai 2020

It improves us a lot in Buddhism and spiritual

par Manuel F M

21 déc. 2017

Fantastic! Great course and well known teacher

par Effimia S

29 oct. 2017

Great course, great professor, great material!

par L M

19 août 2017

Very inspiring! I am very grateful, thank You!

par Wai S H

30 mai 2016

I learn a lot about our mind from this course.

par Silvia N

17 avr. 2016

Excelente en todos los niveles. Lo recomiendo.

par Markus R

8 mars 2016

Great course, exceeded my expectations by far!

par Hao Y

23 déc. 2015

It gives me a interesting way to look at life.