According to the US Drought Monitor, as of November 5, 2015, 71 percent of the state of California is in an extreme drought, including the entire central valley. This is causing a massive amount of destruction to ecosystems and crops. With the aim of heightening our collective intentions to bring relief to this situation, an online experiment has been set up that allows you to invite moisture to California.
Our EarthRise Transformative Learning Center is not only a learning ground for over 120 groups a year who come for experiential education and transformational workshops, it is also home to three campus partners. While these are independent organizations, they too are guided by a desire to to bring about a more interconnected world.
From the 2015 Science & Nonduality (SAND) conference
In this panel convened at the 2015 Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference, Deepak Chopra facilitates a discussion on the nature of consciousness. This freewheeling conversation touches on a variety of topics, including mathematics as fundamental to reality, mind beyond the personal, exploration via subjectivity and more.
The panel consists of:
A video of the 2015 SAND panel discussion
At the 2015 Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference, five leading scientists came together to discuss the complex topic of consciousness.
Facilitated by A.H. Almaas, the panel participants articulated their specific theories of consciousness, seeking to identify areas of commonality while also developing meaning from the differences in perspective. The panel consists of:
The connection between brain, mind and body has fueled scientific debate over the past few centuries. At IONS, it is one of our primary hypotheses that consciousness goes beyond the brain. Unlike ontological religious or spiritual beliefs, it is a scientific hypothesis, which we believe, can be tested using the scientific method and the modern tools of science.
Meditation has been used as a transformational tool for thousands of years. In the West, meditation is a new practice that has increased in popularity over the last couple decades. Meditation research allows us to see exactly how it works and how it may improve our health and lives using rigorous scientific methods. I’ve been excited to study meditation research ever since I first tried it. I’ve always had a curious and inquisitive mind and wanted to know how things worked. This curiosity led me to become a naturopathic physician and then a clinical researcher.