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Chinese Culture and Contemporary China (Coursera)

This course of Chinese Culture and Contemporary China will explore the foundations of Chinese civilization and the dimensions of Chinese culture. It will pay particular attention to the relationship between Chinese culture and the present-day life of the Chinese people and to the different elements of the culture which [...]
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Buddhism and Modern Psychology (Coursera)

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 [...]
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Religion and Thought in Modern China: the Song, Jin, and Yuan (Coursera)

May 3rd 2021
Religion and Thought in Modern China: the Song, Jin, and Yuan (Coursera)
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This sequence of four courses will propose a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese cultural history conceived of as a succession of modes of rationality (philosophical, bureaucratic, and economic). The focus will be on the moments of paradigm shift from one mode of rationality to another. For each [...]
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Religions and Society in China (Coursera)

This course provides an introduction to the study of the history, major teachings, and practices of the major Chinese religions and spiritual practices and is deigned to give conceptual tools to appreciate diverse religious practice in East. It covers the development of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and wide range of [...]
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De-Mystifying Mindfulness (Coursera)

Interest in meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation has grown exponentially in recent years. Rather than being seen as mystical practices from ancient Buddhism or esoteric philosophy, they are increasingly seen as technologies rooted in evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Mindfulness has become the basis for numerous therapeutic interventions, [...]
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A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment (Coursera)

What are the determinants of a happy and fulfilling life? This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness. Several Greek philosophers (from Aristotle to Epicurus and Plato to Socrates) had [...]
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Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science (Coursera)

Apr 27th 2021
Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science (Coursera)
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Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of [...]
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Religious Transformation in Early China: the Period of Division (Coursera)

This sequence of four courses will propose a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese cultural history conceived of as a succession of modes of rationality (philosophical, bureaucratic, and economic). The focus will be on the moments of paradigm shift from one mode of rationality to another. For each [...]
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Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue (FutureLearn)

Mar 8th 2021
Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue (FutureLearn)
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Explore the value of cooperation between faiths and learn how the five main world religions’ core beliefs relate to each other. Learn how to encourage and benefit from respectful interfaith dialogue. This short course, led by the Faculty of Theology of Lugano in collaboration with USI, will develop your [...]
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A Global History of Architecture (edX)

Feb 9th 2021
A Global History of Architecture (edX)
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Learn about humanity’s rich architectural history on this journey around the globe – from 100,000 BCE to ca. 1,600 CE. How do we understand architecture? One way of answering this question is by looking through the lens of history, beginning with First Societies and extending to the 16th century. [...]
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