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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....

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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.

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par Jesús A

Sep 15, 2015

It's a wonderful course

par Rohit R

Dec 14, 2017


par Kevser T

Mar 23, 2018

I am neither a theraphist nor a Buddist. The lecture is very well organized and presented. I strongly suggest people to have a look at the course content.

par Eliana T G

Feb 03, 2016

Beautiful mixed and executed.

par Mark P

Nov 05, 2015

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

par David F C G

Jan 28, 2016

Excellent course content and professor

par Arek S

Aug 13, 2017

Clear, succinct, articulate, grounded. More philosophy than psychology and philosophy is of street smarts brand rather than academic head in the cloud type, which is good. I recommend.

par Ramchander K

Feb 04, 2016

This is a fantastic course with a fantastic premise. I look at the Buddha more as a scientist than a philosopher and hence it is very interesting for me to know similarities between Buddhist thought and psychology. Also the interviews of Buddhist monks that are intercut with the lectures are lovable!

par Jesús A Z d L

Dec 04, 2015

Just and simple great!!!

par John D M

Jan 18, 2016

Excellent course. My first, I enjoyed it very much.

par Monika K

Jan 11, 2016

The best thing in this course is (next to great new ideas that I learned about) is the way mr Wright talks. A nice calm voice and amusing way of arguing. I loved it.

par Patrick C

Jan 02, 2016

Excellent presentation of Buddhism in the context of a a "naturalistic worldview". Lots of food for thought with many pearls of insight.

par Maryam S

Oct 30, 2016

Auditing this course helped me develop a scientific view point based on principals of evolutionary psychology and enriched my understanding of Buddhist philosophy. And, I should add that taking this course helped me find my next academic challenge, which is pushing a masters in psychology. Thank you professor Wright.

par Tristan G

Dec 13, 2016

It was such an amazing experience!!! Thank you infinitely!

par Marcelo M

Sep 21, 2016

Just awesome!

par Wayne B

Jun 11, 2016

The course is fascinating. I love the subject matter and it is well presented.

par Rosa M

Oct 30, 2017

Great course!! I have learned a lot about how modern psychology support Buddhist ideas.

par susan w

Oct 30, 2017

Prof. Wright is fantastic!

par Cindy R

Oct 26, 2017

Awesome class! Loved the way Buddhism was tied into psychology. If I didn't quite understand the Buddhist way, the psychology of it made sense. I learned so much in this class. The professor added humor to his videos along with his cute dogs. I loved all the interviews with various people. It really helped in the discussion forums and for my own use.

par srinivasa r t

Jun 09, 2017

Excellent course for a look into sprituality and philosophy in scientific way

par Dijana C

Jan 09, 2017

Great course - a starting point for exploring both Buddhism and Modern Psychology!

par Muthukumar R

Jul 26, 2017

The course has been an eye opener for me. I loved the following about this course: The structure, the logical debate, The scientific parallels & misconceptions associated with the theory and overall the views from all the right experts to further light on the topic. The discussion forums and further references were icing on the cake. Overall, i thoroughly enjoyed the learning & would recommend to everyone who is looking to understand oneself/interested in Human psychology.

par Luz R

Mar 06, 2017

Excellent! A must do if you are interested in Buddhism, psychology and meditation. It made me reflect a lot about myself and about how I see and react to the world.

par Fernando M

Nov 24, 2016

A perfect scientific analysis of buddhist philosophy. It truly awakes your mind and the way you see the world.

par Ruben G T

Feb 02, 2016

Excellent course that shows how Buddhism can be rationally compared with modern psychology and how that comparison results in acceptance of its objectives, rules and believes since it is a "modern" philosophy from hundred years ago.