Mar 03, 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.
Nov 16, 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.
par juliana v p•
Oct 25, 2015
Not only I enjoyed the course, but I learned a lot as much for Buddhism as for evolutionary psychology. It's been a shift off mind for me. Thanks to R. Wright and all that made this course possible. I'm very grateful!
par Michele J•
Nov 13, 2016
This was a fantastic introductory course into Buddhism. The professor, Robert Wright, is well spoken and clearly explains the connection between Buddhism and modern psychology. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
par Saiprasad C•
Sep 05, 2016
I am grateful to Dr Wright for bringing us this excellent course. While i was attracted by moral & mindful aspects of Buddhism, this course revealed the linkages or similarities with Modern Psychology.
Thanks a lot.
par Evan F•
Mar 13, 2018
Fascinating course. Really loved the connection between Buddhism and psychology. Robert Wright is a fantastic teacher. Thank you to Coursera, Robert Wright, and Princeton University for providing this opportunity.
par Adeline S T•
Nov 16, 2017
If you are interested in both Buddhism and psychology although you have never studied either or, this course is a must-do for you. Professor is somebody who definitely deserved to be listened to! Enjoy the class!
par Christopher J H•
Aug 17, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed these lectures...never felt like "school" at any point throughout this course.
Thanks Robert for all your time making these videos and course...will absolutely look to take another one by you!
par Dimitri R•
Jun 27, 2017
Very nice course given by excellent lector. Analyses Buddhism basics from scientific point of view (mostly from the Theory of Evolution). Recommended for all interested in Buddhism, meditation and evolution.
par Benedikt K•
Apr 04, 2018
Very fascinating course with a lot of information for beginners without a background in either Buddhism nor Modern Psychology. I am definitely hooked on the subject now and will delve deeper in the future.
par Nina J•
Mar 06, 2018
A wonderful course for everyone interested in the human mind and how to make the best of it, whether you are Christian, Buddhist, atheist or whatever - as long as you are a human, you will benefit greatly.
par Agata W•
May 23, 2017
Very interesting topic. The professor talks in a very approachable way, gives good examples and keeps you involved. Would love to learn a bit more about meditation vs modern psychology. Highly recommended!
par Quan N•
Feb 15, 2016
This is my first philosophy course. Many concepts were introduced but they are well explained with good reference materials. I have learned a lot thanks to the teacher's dedication in building the course
par Raeger T•
Dec 16, 2015
Very interesting course linking Buddhism and modern Psychology. Many of the things discussed are eye-opening and insightful. Recommend this course to anyone who are interested to learn how our mind work.
par Colin B•
Nov 28, 2017
Fascinating course presented with wit and insight. I cannot imagine that there's a person out there interested in either meditation or psychology who will not feel wiser and stimulated after completion.
par Dean B•
May 24, 2017
What a fantastic course! - I loved it as both an introduction to the key ideas of Buddhism, and as a fascinating commentary on the latest ideas in psychology. Thank you for making this course available.
par Robert B•
Oct 16, 2019
This is a interesting overview about Buddhism comparing with insights of modern Psychology. Very well structured, interesting examples en easy to follow. Sometimes you have to reconcider your thought!
par Padmanabh D•
Mar 25, 2016
Sir is fascinating.
He has perfect explanations and examples to conduce learning.
Great course structure, in the sense that it has great build up and does not let us trail off at any point.
par Hallvard V•
Jan 15, 2020
Nice course, but my craving towards a certificate get me in a suffering state of being. Therefore I now have to do a lot of meditation to not identify and cling to the course and "no-certificatism".
par Lina N•
Sep 08, 2019
Me ha abierto la perspectiva de felicidad en mi vida desde un punto de vista racional y espiritual, entender los mecanismos que he usado para ello y entenderme como consecuencia de una evolución.
par Amanda S•
Feb 08, 2018
Acquired huge amounts of insight from this course and enjoyed reading the various perspectives when marking papers in the peer marked assessments. Thank you for providing such a wonderful course!
par Siew-Mun@Pike-Har A•
Oct 19, 2016
I have learned new knowledge about the workings of the human mind. It's eye-opening. Professor Wright's lectures and after office hour lectures were all very educational. Thank you very much! :-)
par Sudha R•
Jun 10, 2019
I find this course greatly stimulating and has helped me gain personally. Thank you Coursera for this unique opportunity. I took this course to just motivate some body else found it good for me.
par Jun W•
Dec 16, 2015
Although I do not have time to finish my assignments, I'd like to say: Your series of lectures have changed the way I look at life. Thank you, Robert and your inspiring dogs, Frasier and Milo.
par William G H•
Nov 10, 2015
Dr. Wright did a excellent job in presenting the material in a manner that was both informative and highly engaging. His unique take on office hours is the best I've ever seen. Great course...
par Constance L•
Mar 07, 2017
I really enjoyed this course and got a lot of useful information out of it. Much 'food for thought' as well as fun dinner conversation. I also found it to be very useful in my personal life.
par Maxim K•
Dec 28, 2015
Very nice course indeed, aimed at development of understanding of connections existing between Buddhism and Psychology. Robert Wright teaches online as I would expect it to be done in-person.