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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 A. M M

24 juil. 2020

very interesting, but I had the impression that often less words would bebetter and possible

par Juan M

21 déc. 2015

The second half of lectures were a little confusing, but nothing that a rewatch can´t solve!

par Flavia L

25 févr. 2017

Interesting course. I would have liked to have more on meditation but otherwise it was ok.

par Medha S

7 janv. 2017

It was a brilliant course. we get to learn so much to improve ourselves. i enjoyed it. :)

par Belén Q

14 juin 2020

Muy buen curso! Se me hizo más interesante el principio y luego lo sentí más repetitivo.

par Kwinten K

17 mai 2018

Dr. Wright is fantastic, and does an excellent job teaching challenging course material.

par Frederic

15 juin 2020

Great course. Plenty of ideas to reflect upon and put together in a very Buddhist way.

par Saikat B

12 avr. 2020

Too much dialogue and the span of the video was lengthy, sometimes it was monotonous.

par Hemaxi M

15 déc. 2016

Wanted to know Buddhism, how is it different from Hinduism. Thank you for the course.

par Will G

11 sept. 2018

Informative, humorous, engaging, and the teaching staff respond to forum questions.


23 janv. 2021

Thank God I'm an athiest, if you do have same belief then just go for this course.

par Zach S

29 mars 2016

The ideas are a little stretched but nevertheless a fun and enlightening course.

par Ganesh k

20 juin 2020

well, the explanation was clear and having myself till end helped me gain more.

par Micael J

13 déc. 2016

I think the content is awesome. It could be a little faster and more objective.

par Roberto C d E R

13 nov. 2016

I liked it very much. An accomplishment diploma would have been ok.

Thank You!!

par Lucy S

22 août 2017

There is a bit of rambling, but that aside, it's a nice, interesting course.

par Saira M

17 juin 2020

This is a very interesting and engaging course. You won't regret taking it!

par Nicole E

17 janv. 2017

Interesting perspective, and good tie in to modern psychology as promised.

par Portia S

11 nov. 2015

I learned a lot and loved the dogggies and the professor's sense of humor!

par Luis V

16 juil. 2020

It is a good course if you like to learn about Buddhism and to meditate.

par Es M

4 mai 2020

Variety of resources available in the topic of Buddhism and Psychology.

par Lim K B J

2 mars 2020

Good course to think about Buddhism and Modern Psychology. Thank You !

par Desh R S

10 juin 2020

Its a beautiful course. But it must have a certificate of completion.

par Cedric B

2 oct. 2015

I don't like the idea of writing 800 words essays in English though.

par Christelle G

8 mai 2016

I loved the informations they're giving us and how the professor