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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 ling

Aug 21, 2018

Very insightful course. This provides a modern explanation to the ancient wisdom. Highly recommended.

par Rafał P

Sep 05, 2018

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

par Priya H

Aug 24, 2018

Really loved the lectures and short video conversations that the professor presented. A great balance of relatable, understandable with just a few advanced concepts to keep you interested and know that there's much more to learn. Thanks for this course offering!

par Norma S

Sep 07, 2018

Loved the format, informal approach with each lecture. Fantastic instructor.

par Alejandro G P

Aug 28, 2018

Interesting and enlightening. The professor is peculiar and enjoyable. I liked him so much that I've bought one of his books "The evolution of God", totally recomendable, by the way.

par George B

Aug 28, 2018

A really informative programme. The sessions are very clear and present the material in a very methodical and straightforward way. I found the whole thing captivating, not least because a number of ideas discussed were completely new to me e.g the modular concept of the mind. The lecturer is engaging, knowledgeable and 'friendly', which isn't an easy thing to do in video format! As the course tile would suggest, If you've any interest in Buddhism and/or modern psychology, then this is the programme for you!

par Mahasarn A

Oct 09, 2018

i like this course

par Victoria D

Oct 13, 2018

This was my introductory course into Buddhism but also into how the neurological processes inside our brain impact our thoughts, feelings and actions. The material was very clearly presented but most importantly it was engaging enough to get me interested in the theory of self and mindfulness in a way I did not think possible. So I would say the course gave me an entirely new perspective on life, which is why I appreciate it

par Juan C

Oct 19, 2018

Great class, learned a lot with this course, but more than that,... I learned how to understand myself.

par Muhammad R ( H P

Oct 19, 2018

I really like this course

par Ramil U

Sep 12, 2018

It's an amazing course on Buddhism and Evolutionary Psychology!

par Kasia

Aug 20, 2018

A great course. So many highly interesting data packed up in just six weeks. Awesome studies´results. Nice videos, nice professor. Learned a lot here :)

par Susette R

Sep 18, 2018



Sep 19, 2018

This course is lead by an excellent, engaged professor. That he spent the time putting this together is a gift to us all.

par James S

Sep 21, 2018

Very interesting course. Doesn't require much time if you just want to finish, but if you want the knowledge then this requires a good amount of time to let the knowledge sink in

par Elisabeth d R

Sep 25, 2018

It is an interesting and well conceived course!

par Jonathan G

Sep 30, 2018

An excellent, well thought out and easy to follow course. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in psychology or buddhism.

par Pallavi D D

May 05, 2018

Very nice

par Jean P

Jun 19, 2018

Great course. I am really enjoying it

par Stew B

May 08, 2018


par Gregory L G

Jun 21, 2018

In this excellent course Robert Wright shares his research that went into his latest book "Why Buddhism is True." I am now starting to read that book, but I suspect the course Buddhism and Modern Psychology will turn out to be a spoiler. That's okay, the course also made me want to learn more about Buddhism, meditation in particular, and also related science and neuroscience.

par Jiby N

Feb 13, 2016

Thank you so much. This course has been very informative intellectually for my spiritual investigation.

par Joseph W

Jul 06, 2016

I think professor Wright is an effective teacher. The class introduces these concepts in a clear way. It isn't academically challenging in the sense that there are difficult assignments, but there are a couple essays that help ensure that you are understanding the content. It's a great introduction for someone who knows little about Buddhism or how it stands from a psychological standpoint.

par Фомин М

Aug 17, 2016

Замечательный курс.

На очень много вопросов я получил ответы.

Хочу отметить, что вопросы религии в нем почти не поднимаются. Т.е. это скорее курс про психологию и медитацию.