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Sobre o curso

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....

Melhores avaliações


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 Pavel V

Nov 23, 2016

great and good prepeared

enjoing it

por Edson N

Apr 06, 2016

I liked, this course is very good!

por Monica L

Jul 22, 2019

Very Informative and interesting.

por jay b

May 01, 2018

I like the lecturer s uncertainty

por Tharika S M L

Jun 29, 2020

Certain lectures were very long.

por Jennifer J W

May 23, 2020

The course is very Enlightening!

por Elizabeth N

Dec 07, 2018

Excellent material and lectures.

por Vela P

Apr 17, 2017

Excellent profesor and material.

por Zhengang Z

Jan 02, 2016

What an enlightening experience!

por David M

Nov 03, 2015

Insightful and enjoyable course.

por M U M

Apr 29, 2020

Nice course.. A nice comparison

por Etienne R

Apr 12, 2020

A deep dive in human psychology

por Petar J

Apr 08, 2019

Up to date adn relevant course.

por Ines G

Mar 07, 2018

Very interesting and inspiring.

por Javier S

Jun 17, 2020

Excellent and very helpfull!!!

por Graham C

May 27, 2020

Truly excellent and insightful

por Katia S

Nov 03, 2019

A-MA-ZING! Worth doing twice.

por Pedro V

Apr 11, 2017

Half-way trough and loving it.

por Yudha H

Aug 09, 2016

Excellent material and teacher

por saman j

Mar 23, 2016

Answered many of my questions!

por John V T

Dec 16, 2015

Exceptionally well-done course

por Dario S

Nov 22, 2015

Thank you very much for all...

por Dr. P B

Apr 30, 2020

Good one.I benefitted from it

por Writika B

Apr 27, 2020


por Pamela M

Dec 31, 2019

Absolutely changed my life...