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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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por Bhuwan D

Nov 03, 2019

Nice to see this Buddhist psychological course, to move a achieving success the power of mind & felt retention of working capability. I know it clearly by that lecture he introduced as a better command or knowledgeable capacity.

por Joëlle B

Feb 19, 2018

This course are extremely interesting ! I appreciate in particular the intellectual honesty of the professor.This course gives a lot has to think. I was able in particular to make links with the Swiss and French "Daseinanalyse".

por Blanca I M R

Jul 02, 2017

Very good course. Robert is very real, very good in explaining concepts. I was taking n independent course about Buddism and it was easy to relate both courses. I just thing that the videos are too long. Its very dificult to wat

por Chung Q

Jan 09, 2020

Robert is a great teacher, explains the core concept of awakening/enlightenment correctly based on real life experiences as I awakened and then seek further knowledge in this course to deepen my own understanding of awakening.

por Fergal O

Apr 01, 2018

In 6 modules, Wright provided an excellent foundation for understanding Buddhism and its relation to modern psychological science. I am happy to better understand my own meditation practice. I am primed for more on this topic.

por andrew

Nov 26, 2017

This course was fascinating. The theory on mind modules and how it explains how mindfulness and meditation center us is very persuasive. I would do one of this guys courses again in a heartbeat. The best I've done on Coursera.

por Zachary B

Nov 05, 2015

A very well-informed and presented study of the ways in which various parts of Buddhism can be investigated by and compared with modern psychology. A valuable class for those interested in Buddhism, psychology, and meditation.

por Bracha R

Feb 06, 2017

I absolutely loved this course, I found it to be really interesting and insightful. I think the professor was excellent and explained certain concepts in a very simple and understandable manner :) highly highly recommended!

por Cintia K

Mar 31, 2018

This course is absolutely amazing. The professor is excellent! He explains clearly in a very easy way to understand the connections between psychology and buddhist teachings. I have only watched week 1 and already love it!

por Himanshu P

Jul 19, 2017

It is a very well designed course. I admire the diligence put behind the content and attempts to explain the parallels between modern psychology and Buddhist practices. This also marks a beginning of a new learning for me.

por kathleen W

Jan 31, 2020

I learned a lot from Professor Wright. It was entertaining as well informative. This course made me think more deeply about Buddhism in the context of our modern world with a specific emphasis on evolutionary psychology.

por David F

Sep 25, 2017

I enjoyed this course immensely. It challenged my thinking quite a bit and introduced new orders of thought. I would recommend this class to anyone with an open mind and looking to stretch their current thinking process.

por Maya L

Mar 07, 2019

Interesting topics with clear lectures and guest speakers that bring added value. I really enjoyed this course and it contributed to my understanding of the strengths of buddhism and motivation to continue on this path.

por Marlet Q O

Oct 05, 2017

Muy buen curso! Ayuda a entender de una manera muy fácil y practica el Budismo, la meditación y sus beneficios. Lo recomiendo amplia mente a aquellas personas que estén interesadas en conocer más acerca de estos temas.

por 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!

por 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.

por 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.

por 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.

por 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!

por 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!

por 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.

por 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.

por 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.

por 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!

por 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