Coursera offering online course on Buddhism and modern psychology

By Shweta

Buddhism and Modern Psychology is an online course conducted by Princeton University which is available on coursera. This is a free course developed by Robert Wright.

Since years, critical examination of meditative practices taught by Gautam Buddha and their effect on human minds is being done by neuroscientists and researchers. There is a need to examine the radicality of the claims such as "The self doesn't exist".

Buddhism and Modern Psychology


This course will try to interlink the Buddhist philosophy to modern Psychology. Course duration is from September 5 to October 23.

About the course:

The course is having the given modules to be completed each week:

  • The Buddhist Diagnosis
  • The Buddhist Prescription
  • Does your self really exist?
  • A New Model of the MInd
  • Mental Modules and Meditation
  • What is Enlightenment?

Prerequisites of the course:

  • Anybody interested can take up the course
  • There should be internet connection to avail the course
  • Subtitles in English are available for better understanding

There are several assignments and assessments in the course on completion of whom you will be said to pass the course.

Go to the official website to enroll in the course. The course has already been started.

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