In our competitive culture, we usually think "more is better”. Being Number One, winning at all costs, and "having the most" is deeply ingrained in our psyche as real success. This model of going for the max is often erroneously applied to our own understanding of happiness. People mistakenly think intense delight is a sign that their attempt at true well-being is really successful.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Can Meditation Gadgets Help You Reduce Your Stress—and Find Happiness? , mentions two opposing views on how meditation gadgets may foster happiness: on one hand, professors like Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, feel that technology cannot possibly be used as an aid to meditation.
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: