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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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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.


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.

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par Salian A S

Mar 22, 2019

Very good learning

par Helen P

Mar 27, 2019

Excellent thought provoking course, with an amiable and watchable presenter. I very much enjoyed it!

par Rita A

Mar 26, 2019

Following this course I opened my mind.

I suggest it!

par Harry L

Feb 09, 2019

A must-take for anyone who wants to know how Buddhism holds up against the scrutiny of modern science.

par Nancy E H N

Feb 07, 2019

It has simply changed my life. Thank you!

par Jordan W

Feb 07, 2019

This course was full of great open ideas as well as well substantiated theory. Superbly led and thought provoking, much appreciated.

par GBT

Jan 27, 2019

Really grateful to stumble across this course. Robert Wright does a great and thorough job. Maybe the best course I have taken.

par Erik L

Feb 09, 2019

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

par Teresa C W

Feb 10, 2019

I love this course! It is so interesting. I feel like I want to learn more about this subject. Thanks Professor Robert Right! You make complex ideas easy to understand in a fun way.

par Susanne W

Feb 10, 2019

A very informative and intriguing course that draws clear parallels between evolutionary psychology and the concepts behind Buddhism. Robert Wright's lectures offer thought provoking ideas and combine them with vivid, everyday examples to aid understanding of each concept on the deepest levels. . His personal experience, knowledge and enjoyment of the topic at hand are evident in each lecture and he is a joy to learn from. I also enjoyed hearing from the other experts he interviewed throughout the course in this very interesting field of study.

Thank you for a great course!

par Hyunsuh K

Jan 30, 2019

Very interesting, critical, and has a lot of food to chew on. On a side note, but definitely worth mentioning, Professor Wright tells hilarious humors wearing his iconic straight face, which makes the courses and office hours all the more fun to watch.

par Joanna H

Apr 03, 2019

Excellent course! This has both deepened my understanding of Buddhism, and helped me to see how it can be applied to understanding the modern human condition.

par Chen N

Apr 02, 2019


par Petar J

Apr 08, 2019

Up to date adn relevant course.

par Sionade C K K

Apr 14, 2019


par Leonardo J T

Apr 08, 2019

excelente ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

par José D J M

Mar 11, 2019


par Kiran L

Mar 05, 2019

Professor Wright has a perfect mix of a practitioner and an academic. The course has helped me a lot of personal level.

par Vandana G

Mar 14, 2019

A difficult topic presented in a very intriguing way.

Beautifully elaborated views.

Reasonably understandable videos, I feel spiritually richer .

par Abigail A

Mar 14, 2019

Exeptional Lectures!

par Scott W

Mar 14, 2019

This was a very interesting course. I learned a lot. Now I have some new perspectives to consider as I continue on through life.

par Maya L

Mar 07, 2019

Interesting topics with clear lectures and guest speakers that bring added value. I really enjoyed this course and it contributed to my understanding of the strengths of buddhism and motivation to continue on this path.

par 钟慧

Mar 07, 2019

I really like this course, which shows a very different perspective to think about the religion that I usually heard of but never thought into. It stimulated me to think of the inbuilt modes of human's mind/brain by birth (psychology part), and subjectively think of buddhism by getting rid of those overwhelming superstitions. Thank you very much, professor!

par Amit C

Mar 17, 2019

The course relates Psychology wit Buddhism in simple and most understandable way , the best part about the design and presentation given by Dr.Robert Wright is how he connects the evolution with Psychology and both of these with Buddhism . The flair of using lots of examples and relevany real-life situations makes this a perfect learning for beginners as well as established personalities both in field of Psychology and practice of Buddhism.

par John H

Dec 22, 2018

Best explanation of what Buddhism is I've seen since [many decades] I've been trying to figure it out.