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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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1351–1375 из 1,458 отзывов о курсе Буддизм и современная психология

автор: Ian M

Sep 22, 2017

A very good introduction to Buddhism and modern science's view of Buddhist beliefs and how Buddhist practices affect the brain.

автор: Alina D

Feb 01, 2016

Concise and full of interesting ideas - a great introduction to many topics that are worth exploring, and think through.

автор: Rosanne C

Nov 04, 2015

Buddhist lite but very interesting to consider evolutionary psychology. Excellent contributors to the course content.

автор: Samuvel R

May 28, 2020

Best course that I attempted so far.

It provides holistic view about brain/mind function, particularly on "suffering"

автор: Francesco B

May 26, 2020

The theme of the course is very interesting however the second part of it should have been presented more clearly.

автор: 雯 张

Jun 15, 2016

Very inspiring to understand my own religion,thanks a lot to the scientific contribution in this particular area。

автор: Daniela M L

Jul 15, 2020

Very interesting and well presented. But the fact that it doesn't issue a certificate it's a negative point

автор: Jainik M

Jul 26, 2017

this is good course if you want to learn about buddhism techings scientifically.Good knowledge to acquire

автор: Wayne S J

Feb 06, 2016

I love opening my mind up to new concepts and ways of thinking. It's challenging and keeps me on my toes.

автор: Leslie P

Sep 20, 2016

Interesting, and more grounded than I was expecting from a class focused on meditation. Well done.

автор: Aditya L

Nov 17, 2016

It got a little confusing towards the end; I wish Robert took a little more time on those topics.

автор: A. M M

Jul 24, 2020

very interesting, but I had the impression that often less words would bebetter and possible

автор: Juan M

Dec 21, 2015

The second half of lectures were a little confusing, but nothing that a rewatch can´t solve!

автор: Flavia L

Feb 26, 2017

Interesting course. I would have liked to have more on meditation but otherwise it was ok.

автор: Medha S

Jan 07, 2017

It was a brilliant course. we get to learn so much to improve ourselves. i enjoyed it. :)

автор: Belén Q

Jun 14, 2020

Muy buen curso! Se me hizo más interesante el principio y luego lo sentí más repetitivo.

автор: Kwinten K

May 17, 2018

Dr. Wright is fantastic, and does an excellent job teaching challenging course material.

автор: Frederic

Jun 15, 2020

Great course. Plenty of ideas to reflect upon and put together in a very Buddhist way.

автор: Saikat B

Apr 12, 2020

Too much dialogue and the span of the video was lengthy, sometimes it was monotonous.

автор: Hemaxi M

Dec 15, 2016

Wanted to know Buddhism, how is it different from Hinduism. Thank you for the course.

автор: Will G

Sep 12, 2018

Informative, humorous, engaging, and the teaching staff respond to forum questions.

автор: Zach S

Mar 29, 2016

The ideas are a little stretched but nevertheless a fun and enlightening course.

автор: katta G

Jun 20, 2020

well, the explanation was clear and having myself till end helped me gain more.

автор: Micael J

Dec 13, 2016

I think the content is awesome. It could be a little faster and more objective.