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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 Lina M A

Dec 29, 2015

Excellent course. Recommended for people who want to get introduced to the main principles of Buddhism and modern psychology from an evolutionary perspective.

par Sandhya N

Nov 03, 2015

Loved the whole association of psychology and Buddhism!

par Anurag M

Feb 21, 2016

Learned lot about Buddhism and modern psychology.

par Antonio S

May 15, 2016

I love the course, but sometimes the content is too dense and deep so some concepts are hard to grasp. =D

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 Holly B K

Nov 20, 2016

An interesting, open minded, and provocative course. Highly recommended!

par italo m c m

Mar 31, 2016

Amazing course! Never thought there would be so much to learn on the subject. The teacher is great and funny, and goes really deep in the subject. I'm impressed!

par Viktoriya K

May 08, 2016

Excellent, deep yet very understandable.

par Luyi J

Nov 16, 2016



par Graham A

Mar 09, 2016

I find the subject and the material fascinating. Robert is a great lecturer with an obvious wealth of knowledge on the subject to impart to his students. I am thoroughly enjoying it and I look forward to studying with Robert again in the future. It has really opened my mind to a whole new field of study.

par G S

Dec 17, 2015

Very interesting course! Easy to follow without any background. I really loved it!!! I would recommend it to everyone who is interested in psychology, neuroscience, personal development, human evolution or religion studies. I also want to thank all people who participated in making this course, you did a great job! :)

par Vlad

Jun 13, 2016

very thought provoking, a very useful course on mindfulness and expanding your views

par Samuel S

Apr 14, 2016


par Ulianych D

May 08, 2016

The course is number one among all ~10 courses I've taken on Coursera platform! Bullet points:

1) The material is given in a structured way and simple to understand because of every-day examples we encounter in our life.

2) Outstanding audio and video quality of the lectures makes Princeton University's coursers more likely to be taken.

3) The lecturer has touched a various of controversial topics (religions, Buddhism in particular) and masterfully aligned them with a modern psychology discoveries.

par Jorge C

Oct 16, 2016

Great course. Everyone interested on a scientific comprehension of buddhism and mindfulness should take it.

par Keri B

Jan 29, 2016


par Michael P

Aug 30, 2016

Really enjoying this course. Thank you for offering it.

par Kazimirchik A

Aug 14, 2016

This course is tought by a real professional, Mr. Wright builds a very logical structure which helps dive deeper into the subject.Thanks a lot!

par A C T

Nov 14, 2017

I very much loved this course. It was very enlightening.

par Johannes S

Mar 19, 2018

Very insightful, highly recommended!

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 Hao Y

Dec 23, 2015

It gives me a interesting way to look at life.

par M C V

Aug 02, 2016

I really loved the way the course was presented. The course was stimulating and very informative. Hope to see more from Robert Wright! Thanks a lot , Sir!

par Angel A A D

Jan 30, 2016

this might change the way you live.

par brenda d

Sep 08, 2016

As a retiree, it was great to listen to college lectures again on a topic of particular interest to me. Thanks.