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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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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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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.

автор: Aleks J

Feb 09, 2016

Enlightening confluence of evolutionary psychology and Buddhism. I found it particularly helpfully in going further with my meditations and having a deeper understanding of the way it works.

автор: Gabriela M

Nov 07, 2015

Incredible course, the Professor is an amazing speaker and the interviews with specialists provided awesome insights. This is the kind of course that can really affect your outlook on life.

автор: Nealyn R

Mar 08, 2017

Very good 1st course. At a time when I wanted to make sense of my life, this is a good course to take to learn on how to reflect and re-examine one's life and concepts of self and reality.

автор: Mercedes E M

Feb 13, 2017

I really enjoy this course and I have learned so much!!!!. Thank you to everyone for this opportunity specially to professor R. Wright for making this course so easy to follow. Thank you

автор: Jerry S

Feb 17, 2018

I believe the topic is right on the cutting edge of western cultural evolution. Robert Wright is not only informative and insightful. He's fun! Very grateful for this course. Jerry Shoot

автор: Christy V

Dec 07, 2017

Enjoyed this course very much, as well as the instructor. Thank you Mr. Wright, for taking the time to put the course together for us. (Thank everyone else too, including Milo & Frasier)

автор: Vamshi K

Apr 01, 2016

This is simply awesome. Professor Robert Wright has combined modern psychology and evolutionary psychology with Buddhism so seamlessly and complimentar-ily. I loved the course all along.

автор: Dennis M

Nov 18, 2019

Wonderful introduction to the history, study, and relevance of Buddhist doctrine in the context of modern psychology. Great course to take if you're feeling particularly introspective.

автор: Arek S

Aug 13, 2017

Clear, succinct, articulate, grounded. More philosophy than psychology and philosophy is of street smarts brand rather than academic head in the cloud type, which is good. I recommend.

автор: Tony P

Oct 20, 2017

Excellent course for a person interested in naturalistic Buddhism and Psychology. Prof. Wright exposes many interesting themes in his elaborated and elegant style. Highly recommended.

автор: Sanath P

Mar 05, 2017

I was born in a village in Sri Lanka, surrounded by Buddhists, Buddhist Temples and Buddhist Culture. I had learnt Buddhism from my Parents, Sunday Schools in Temples, and in Schools.

автор: Jing Y

Jan 08, 2016

Enjoyed the comparison of buddhism and the modern psychology experiments! Chinese translation of Buddhism carries the essence in elegance, such as "苦集灭道" summarized four noble truths.

автор: 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.

автор: 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.

автор: Emine N

Jun 24, 2017

Robert Wright is amazing, down to earth and blows your mind. I will not give any spoilers but this is a course with a twist and it will change the way you look at the world forever.

автор: Cigdem C

Oct 24, 2016

Very inspiring and informative course on evolutionary psychology and Buddhism. It really improved my vision. I'm grateful for all who made it possible for this course to be online.

автор: Ignacio V D K

Mar 17, 2016

Great course! The corresponding relationship between Buddhism and science based modern Psiccology encouraged me to look further into meditating to acomplish a clearer view on life.

автор: Tracy P

Dec 14, 2015

Engaging, challenging course content. Numerous ways to interact with course mates. Appropriate assignments and discussions. Professional and knowledgeable coverage of the content.

автор: 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

автор: David

Apr 12, 2017

Fantastic course for those interested in learning about buddhism and it's implications for the modern world. The lectures were fascinating. This could have an impact on our life.

автор: Andy Z

Jan 23, 2016

I am grateful that I have found this course.

Very objective and analytical perspective. In depth discussions.

A both academic and practical approach to Buddhism.

Thank you so much!

автор: Tobias F

Dec 12, 2018

Really well made course with a lot of Office Hours to make the course even better. It raises a lot of questions and teach a lot about self, meditation and human mind in general.

автор: JCP

Mar 05, 2017

Great content, great way of sharing the content. Really gave me a different perspective on Buddhism. really amazed to see how much modern science support 2,500 year old thoughts