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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 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!

par carlos j

18 avr. 2020

very captivating, Professor Wright is A.1

par Nancy E H N

7 févr. 2019

It has simply changed my life. Thank you!

par Lidiya V

11 déc. 2015

it`s really amazing, thank you so so much

par Anitha B

6 nov. 2015

Fantastic. Need More practical experience

par Penelope J

2 nov. 2020

very good resources, videos and lectures

par Zarina K

13 sept. 2020

I loved this course! Highly recommended!

par María T C M

28 juil. 2020

Very good course! I highly recommend it.

par Yeesan L

14 juil. 2020

Excellent class. I highly recommend it.

par Akshaykumar G

16 avr. 2020

Thanks for providing me this opportunity

par Elizabeth W

10 janv. 2017

Very enlightening and thought-provoking!

par Wulan

8 août 2016

Very good explanations in each lectures!

par Viktoriya K

8 mai 2016

Excellent, deep yet very understandable.

par suprita s

18 mars 2016

An excellent course. Highly recommended.

par Kate T

22 févr. 2016

The Professor and the material is great!

par Michel T F L

10 nov. 2015

Greath, both the teachings and professor

par Alexey S

9 nov. 2015

The best introduction to secular budhism

par Alexandra G

25 déc. 2021

Great course and an amazing instructor.