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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


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 Nur Y

Dec 29, 2015

Really an interesting course by a great professor. I'm enjoying it a lot and i totally recommend it.

par Robin D

Dec 24, 2015

Great professor, with a wide variety of vocabulary.

par sai k

Nov 01, 2015

Instructor explain in simple language with daily life experience examples for connectivity is amazing .

par Kylie W

Mar 18, 2016

A very rewarding and engaging course

par Suranjana R

Oct 18, 2015

I hope to gain insight of my own and others view of the world enjoying it so far would like more life examples in the videos

par Meir S

Dec 03, 2017

Very good and powerful use of evolutional psychology as scientific explanation for Buddhism experience and general approach for life

par John H

Jan 15, 2017

Phenomenal course! It cast a new light on Buddhism for me, which was absolutely fascinating...

par Tarey L K

Oct 28, 2015

I am very attached to this Course & would find it extremely difficult not having an affective reaction to it. This is the second time I have audited this Course & hope to audit it each time it is available. Dr. Wright is a wonderful teacher & presents some very difficult concepts in very clear, concise, understandable language. Thank you so very much for this Course.

par Aylin O

May 30, 2018

Great course!

par Brittany

Sep 15, 2015

I love this course, I am so excited it is back up and I will be taking it for a second time!

par guy k

Nov 22, 2017

I'm extremely interested in the subject, I love both psychology and buddhism and a lot of the view offered in this course I hold as my own. Robert does a good job at explaining everything but in this case, I think the best way to learn is hands on experience

par Manuel R

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par Hugo B d H L

Mar 01, 2016

It opens a door to this beautiful way of thinking by linking it with modern science. Thank you Mr. Wright!

par Ago P

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par Maria A F G R M d B

Apr 03, 2018

Great Course on very interesting subjects.

Learned a lot, and am now feeling curious to deepen the learning of these matters.


par Lucien S

Oct 02, 2017


par Anirudha I

Aug 16, 2017

I liked the topic and Prof Wright's treatment of it.

par Genise W

Jan 11, 2017

Wonderful course where you can really and honestly evaluate yourself !

par Zhou H

Dec 17, 2015


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 jay b

May 01, 2018

I like the lecturer s uncertainty

par Michel T F L

Nov 11, 2015

Greath, both the teachings and professor

par Katya R

Nov 04, 2015

I really enjoyed this course! I have had an interest in Buddhist ideas, particularly meditation, but come from a very scientific mindset and want to see all ideas supported by experiments and empirical evidence. This course does a great job connecting results from psychology and neuroscience that aren't specifically about testing Buddhist philosophy and explaining how they support these ideas.

par Georgios K

Apr 10, 2016

Fascinating and so helpful!