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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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автор: juliana v p

Oct 25, 2015

Not only I enjoyed the course, but I learned a lot as much for Buddhism as for evolutionary psychology. It's been a shift off mind for me. Thanks to R. Wright and all that made this course possible. I'm very grateful!

автор: Michele J

Nov 13, 2016

This was a fantastic introductory course into Buddhism. The professor, Robert Wright, is well spoken and clearly explains the connection between Buddhism and modern psychology. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

автор: Saiprasad C

Sep 05, 2016

I am grateful to Dr Wright for bringing us this excellent course. While i was attracted by moral & mindful aspects of Buddhism, this course revealed the linkages or similarities with Modern Psychology.

Thanks a lot.

автор: Evan F

Mar 13, 2018

Fascinating course. Really loved the connection between Buddhism and psychology. Robert Wright is a fantastic teacher. Thank you to Coursera, Robert Wright, and Princeton University for providing this opportunity.

автор: Adeline S T

Nov 16, 2017

If you are interested in both Buddhism and psychology although you have never studied either or, this course is a must-do for you. Professor is somebody who definitely deserved to be listened to! Enjoy the class!

автор: Christopher J H

Aug 17, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed these lectures...never felt like "school" at any point throughout this course.

Thanks Robert for all your time making these videos and course...will absolutely look to take another one by you!

автор: Dimitri R

Jun 27, 2017

Very nice course given by excellent lector. Analyses Buddhism basics from scientific point of view (mostly from the Theory of Evolution). Recommended for all interested in Buddhism, meditation and evolution.

автор: Benedikt K

Apr 04, 2018

Very fascinating course with a lot of information for beginners without a background in either Buddhism nor Modern Psychology. I am definitely hooked on the subject now and will delve deeper in the future.

автор: Nina J

Mar 06, 2018

A wonderful course for everyone interested in the human mind and how to make the best of it, whether you are Christian, Buddhist, atheist or whatever - as long as you are a human, you will benefit greatly.

автор: 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!

автор: Quan N

Feb 15, 2016

This is my first philosophy course. Many concepts were introduced but they are well explained with good reference materials. I have learned a lot thanks to the teacher's dedication in building the course

автор: Raeger T

Dec 16, 2015

Very interesting course linking Buddhism and modern Psychology. Many of the things discussed are eye-opening and insightful. Recommend this course to anyone who are interested to learn how our mind work.

автор: Colin B

Nov 28, 2017

Fascinating course presented with wit and insight. I cannot imagine that there's a person out there interested in either meditation or psychology who will not feel wiser and stimulated after completion.

автор: Dean B

May 24, 2017

What a fantastic course! - I loved it as both an introduction to the key ideas of Buddhism, and as a fascinating commentary on the latest ideas in psychology. Thank you for making this course available.

автор: Robert B

Oct 16, 2019

This is a interesting overview about Buddhism comparing with insights of modern Psychology. Very well structured, interesting examples en easy to follow. Sometimes you have to reconcider your thought!

автор: Padmanabh D

Mar 25, 2016

Sir is fascinating.

He has perfect explanations and examples to conduce learning.

Great course structure, in the sense that it has great build up and does not let us trail off at any point.

Simply wow!

автор: Hallvard V

Jan 15, 2020

Nice course, but my craving towards a certificate get me in a suffering state of being. Therefore I now have to do a lot of meditation to not identify and cling to the course and "no-certificatism".

автор: Lina N

Sep 08, 2019

Me ha abierto la perspectiva de felicidad en mi vida desde un punto de vista racional y espiritual, entender los mecanismos que he usado para ello y entenderme como consecuencia de una evolución.

автор: Amanda S

Feb 08, 2018

Acquired huge amounts of insight from this course and enjoyed reading the various perspectives when marking papers in the peer marked assessments. Thank you for providing such a wonderful course!

автор: Siew-Mun@Pike-Har A

Oct 19, 2016

I have learned new knowledge about the workings of the human mind. It's eye-opening. Professor Wright's lectures and after office hour lectures were all very educational. Thank you very much! :-)

автор: Sudha R

Jun 10, 2019

I find this course greatly stimulating and has helped me gain personally. Thank you Coursera for this unique opportunity. I took this course to just motivate some body else found it good for me.

автор: 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.

автор: 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...

автор: Constance L

Mar 07, 2017

I really enjoyed this course and got a lot of useful information out of it. Much 'food for thought' as well as fun dinner conversation. I also found it to be very useful in my personal life.

автор: Maxim K

Dec 28, 2015

Very nice course indeed, aimed at development of understanding of connections existing between Buddhism and Psychology. Robert Wright teaches online as I would expect it to be done in-person.