创建者 Tobias Four•
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.
创建者 Iqbal Nouyed•
Dec 09, 2018
It will change you how you look at yourself and the world. Highly recommended.
创建者 Elizabeth Nyang•
Dec 07, 2018
Excellent material and lectures.
Nov 30, 2018
Awesome course. Professor does a great job!
创建者 Sophie R•
Nov 29, 2018
Loving the content of the course, thought provoking, educational, encourages self-development. I also like the contribution from the dogs Milo and Fraser!
创建者 Sarah Voswinkel•
Nov 14, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Dr. Wright did an amazing job intellectualizing core concepts of Buddhism and relating them to modern psychology- specifically evolutionary psychology. I finished this course with a strong curiousity to learn more about some of the subjects we looked at in the class.
创建者 Rina Koshkina•
Nov 10, 2018
创建者 William Gandre•
Nov 03, 2018
I found this course fascinating. The course is developed by Robert Wright who published the book "Why Buddhism is True." Really made a strong case, within the context of evolutionary psychology and modern neuroscience, of the "truth" behind Buddhist practices and their philosophy about the world. This course strips away the spiritual aspects in a non-denigrating fashion, focuses on the core concepts, examines their accuracy in context of Western evolutionary understanding of the natural world and how the human brain was designed to function via natural selection.
Many of the claims made by Buddhist spiritual practitioners about how they've come to experience existence is generally at odds with how neurotypical people experience the world. However, if you're open to the assertion that meditative practices may change the way the brain operates and interested in how natural selection may have wired us in a way that both obscures our perceptions of reality and lead us to feel unsatisfied, even the most staunch secularist may come to appreciate how the Buddhist prescription may bring a type of Enlightenment congruent with the natural world.
创建者 David Calleja•
Nov 02, 2018
Amazing course. Thank you very much to Robert Wright and the team at coursera for shining a scientific light in Buddhist teachings.
Oct 22, 2018
I very much enjoyed the course. The instructor is very personable. The topic piqued my interest - and raised a lot of profound questions that I think may have answers floating out there. I do think there is more in modern psychology that lends support to central tenets of Buddhism which wasn't covered. Some of the course gets side tracked on a topic that I think the learners could have been spared, even though it connects with what the instructor has focused on in his career. Nevertheless, I'd rather be watching a video lecture during dinner than watching something else on TV.