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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 Lily F

4 juin 2020

Really enjoyed the course and I learnt a lot!

par Kamila Ś

6 mai 2020

Very enlightening. I recomend it to everyone.

par Deleted A

6 déc. 2017

Buddha is a God and his religion is Buddhism.

par Omri I

7 févr. 2017

beautifully explained, humorous and inspiring

par Lawrence A

26 sept. 2015

An excellent course! Very highly recommended!

par Alain H

21 sept. 2015

very clear and understandable course Thanks !

par Sambit K B

18 nov. 2020

It's a good course to learn something extra.

par Clara H H

14 sept. 2020

exactly what the course description promises

par Gonçalo M F

14 juil. 2020

Excellent course! Congrats to Robert Wright.

par David M

19 oct. 2019

Excellent course and great tutor, thank you.

par Charis N

9 févr. 2017

Best thing I've done for a looooong time !!!

par Kira B M

24 sept. 2015

This course is awesome! So very interesting.


12 oct. 2020

I am a changed man now. Thanks Prof. Robert

par Florencia P

24 sept. 2020

I lear a lot, so grateful with this course.

par Onur D

9 juil. 2020

A very informative and transforming course.

par Neha B

25 mai 2020

Extremely engaging and stimulating material

par Salbia a

3 mai 2020

An informative course by excellent Mentors.

par Phrayanarongrote T

3 févr. 2017

Buddhism and Modern Psychology for Buddhism

par Naziha C

7 janv. 2017

I highly recommend this very insightfcourse


26 sept. 2020

Loved It! Very fun to listen to Dr. Wright

par Mahaveer S K

26 sept. 2020

Very nicely designed and delivered course.

par shriya t

20 juin 2020

It was a great experience of Mindfulness !

par Yash K S

15 mai 2020

I enjoyed learning all the way through it!

par A. E H

4 févr. 2018

Excellent course!!! I highly recommend it!