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Buddhism & Quantum Physics


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About this Course

This interactive online course on Buddhism & Quantum Physics will provide you with new tools to analyse your mind and investigate the nature of reality and the self.

With this fundamental shift in perspective, you can become more open to experiencing joy in daily life. This can help you to expand your worldview, improve your well-being, experience mindfulness, and cultivate a deeper meditation practice.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the connections between science and spirituality.
  • Learn. about quantum mechanics and Buddhism in an easy, accessible way.
  • Investigate the nature of reality, the mind and the self.
  • Deepen and enrich your meditation practice.
  • Enhance your mindfulness, awareness and well-being.


Module 1

A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Mechanics  Dr. John Realpe & Dr. Marco Colnaghi

Lesson 1: What is Quantum Mechanics?

 The uncertainty principle
 Describing quantum states

 Schrödinger’s cat

 Waveparticle duality & doubleslit experiment

 The measurement problem (Wigner’s paradox)

 Nonlocality and entanglement

Lesson 2: What is Quantum Mechanics?

 The Copenhagen interpretation
 David Bohm’s implicate order

 The Multiverse (manyworlds)

 Carlo Rovelli’s relational interpretation


 Other interpretations of QM

Module 2

Metaphysics, Buddhism, and Quantum Physics  Dr. Michel Bitbol

Lesson 1: Appearance and Reality in Western thought

 Plato and the reality/appearance dualism
 Heraclitus and Democritus

 The birth of modern science: Newton, Kant, Husserl

Lesson 2: Buddhist epistemology & Quantum physics
 Buddhist epistemology: MindOnly and Middle Way schools

 The paradox of quantum reality

 Interpretations of quantum mechanics

 Quantum mechanics & Buddhist philosophy

Module 3

Reality and the Nature of the Mind  Prof. John Dunne

Lesson 1: Buddhist epistemology
 Dharmakirti and Shantarakshita

 “Sat”: the primacy of experience

 Causality, cognition, and reality

Lesson 2: Models of the world
 The mind, discrimination, and mental models

 Do patterns truly exist in nature?

 What constrains our models of the world?

Lesson 3: Illusion and reality

 Reality as a mental construct
 Is there an ultimate model of reality?

 The illusion of separation: conceptuality, suffering, and wisdom

Module 4

From Nagarjuna to Heisenberg and back — Prof. Carlo Rovelli & Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Lesson 1: Nagarjuna & Quantum mechanics
 The observer and the observed: the relational interpretation

 Without foundation: Nagarjuna & modern physics

 Emptiness and dependent origination

Lesson 2: Bias, discrimination, and models of the world
 Models in classical and quantum physics

 Ultimate and conventional reality

Module 5

Mind, Matter, and Quantum Physics  Prof. Carlo Rovelli & Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Lesson 1: On the nature of the observer
 Consciousness and quantum mechanics

 Dependent origination and the nature of the mind

Lesson 2: The mind and the brain

 The nature of consciousness

 What is the relation between mind and matter?

 Do laws of nature exist beyond our minds?

Module 6

How things Exist, Experiential Meditation Workshop  Scott Snibbe

Part 1: Analysis of Objects
Part 2: Analysis of the self

What’s Included

  • Over 5 hours of video teachings
  • Course handbook
  • Special access to video archive
  • Downloadable lecture notes
  • Meditation workshops
  • Short quizzes to test your learning

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