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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.

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 Erik L

9 févr. 2019

Outstanding. Life changing information condensed into a few short lectures.

par Rubin M

22 janv. 2019

Very good information. I enjoyed the class a lot and learned a lot as well.

par Mateusz Z B

22 janv. 2018

I liked it a lot. And helps me every day with my work as a psychotherapist.

par Antonio E D

14 déc. 2016

Recommended, ver interesting and professor Wright and his dogs are awesome!

par Eliett A

14 oct. 2016

Amazing!!! so much to learn! super interesting... I'm so glad I found this.

par Etienne P

4 sept. 2016

I am enjoying the thorough ,interesting way the Course is presented.


par Holly W

12 mai 2016

This lesson has cleared many of my confusions about life and true hapiness.

par Lorilee

29 janv. 2016

Very exciting!I have learned a lot in Buddhism and Evolutionary Psychology!

par ana f m d o n

12 mars 2021

loved it. I'm sure I'll get back to the class' videos over and over again.

par Harshita M

1 août 2020

I had a very nice experience while learning various things in this course.

par Caroline F

26 juil. 2020

Great teacher and class! He is funny and very well informed of the subject

par P M

18 juin 2020

Extremely beneficial course to supplement with meditation and mindfulness!

par Rocio A A R

3 juin 2020

I have enjoyed and learned a lot with this course. Well done Robert Wright

par Tami

7 nov. 2015

A thoughtful and well organized course that is, in itself, "enlightening."

par Karine

28 sept. 2015

Very interesting,

The teacher is very clear and it s nice to lesson to him.

par Ruchika G

7 janv. 2021

Very well organized content and presentation.

Many thanks Robert Wright!!!


5 oct. 2020

From the course, I found an importance of meditation in Human well being.

par CHAD D

7 juil. 2020

Would give it 10 stars if I could. Very nice. Loved it all and thank you.

par Charlise A v D

20 mars 2016

Kept me interested in the course, the content and lecturer were excellent

par Bhuvan l

3 mai 2020


par Holly B K

20 nov. 2016

An interesting, open minded, and provocative course. Highly recommended!

par Mark P

5 nov. 2015

This is excellent! Robert Wright brings Buddhism alive with his lectures

par Mari C

30 juil. 2020

I learned so much and had such a wonderful time exploring this subject!

par Tanny C

29 juin 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the course by Professor Wright, am going to miss it!

par Rafał P

5 sept. 2018

Great intro to Buddhism from secular point of view. Highly recommended.