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SCIENCE OF NONDUALITY CONFERENCE 2009
October 23-25, 2009
Marin Convention Center, San Rafael, California
Dualisms shape our worldview. They include Mind/Matter, Self/Other, Perception/Reality, Quantum/Classical, Wave/Particle, Spiritual/Material, Beginning/End, Male/Female, Living/Dead and Good/Evil.
Wisdom gained through meditation, yoga and mystical experiences suggest these dichotomies are illusory. Eastern mystics know a single underlying reality called advaita, Brahman, the Tao, or Nirvana, from which all existence arises through consciousness. Nonduality is the philosophical and spiritual understanding that dualisms obscure a deeper reality of non-separation and fundamental oneness.
On the other hand, science depends on empirical data leading to reductionism, materialism and apparent dichotomies. But discoveries in quantum physics, brain sciences, consciousness studies, biology, cosmology and other fields have revealed nonduality in science as well, suggesting mysticism and science share a common source. Applying nondual perspectives in science, and scientific perspectives in Eastern spiritual approaches are the twin goals of this, the first public conference on the Science of Nonduality. Join us for three days seeking fundamental oneness in quantum physics, philosophy, consciousness studies, cosmology, art, Buddhism, psychology and spiritual metaphysics.
Speakers will include: Brant Cortright, Amit Goswami, Alex Grey, Stuart Hameroff, Rick Hanson, Francis Lucille, Daniel Pinchbeck, Dean Radin, Daniel Sheehan, Brian Swimme, Marilyn Schlitz, Henry Stapp, Fred Alan Wolf, Stephen Wolinksy, and many others.
The program will includes Plenary talks, Concurrent talks, Poster sessions, Workshops, Performances, Demos and Social Events
Submitted abstracts will be considered for Concurrent talks, Posters and other categories in the following topical areas: Nondual wisdom and psychotherapy, advaita, Buddhism, Western philosophy, physiology of nonduality, art, consciousness studies, shamanism, entheogens, and others.
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Thursday October 22
An invitation to hear the latest ideas and research from select speakers. Join Amit Goswami (The Quantum Activist), Fred Alan Wolf (Doctor Quantum), and
Daniel Pinchbeck (Breaking Open the Head) and Stuart Hameroff (Quantum
consciousness), and more.
Saturday October 24
A poster session is an opportunity for discussion in a relaxed and informal
setting, rather like a trade fair. Posters will be on a broad range of topics.
Expect the unexpected!
In addition to live presentations, there will be screenings of films touching on nonduality. The conference is honored to host the Bay Area premiere of The Quantum Activist, a new documentary from Amit Goswami.
Short films of five minutes or less will be shown at selected times during the conference.
Experience nonduality for yourself through various practices, including meditation, hypnosis, music, art, and dance.
Art touching on nonduality will also be presented.
NONDUALITY VIDEO BOOTH
Visit the Nonduality Video Booth, where you can share your ideas and opinions on video, which will then be uploaded to the conference YouTube channel.
Events include a reception and exciting dance celebration with top DJs and featuring visionary artist Alex Grey. This special event is open to everyone, whether attending the conference or not, and promises to be a memorable evening!
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