IONS Events

IONS Events are events that are sponsored or cosponsored by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Many of these events involve IONS Research Staff and may also be listed in other event categories such as EarthRise Events or Community Group Events.

Past IONS Events

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  • Weekend Workshop


    Science, Yoga, and Human Potential

    Dean Radin, PhD, Lakshmi Angela Norwood
    • Jun 21, 2014 – Jun 22, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Is there a relationship between yoga, meditation and latent human ability? Is the human mind-body capable of telepathy or precognition? In this one-of-a-kind experiential workshop, IONS Chief Scientist Dr. Dean Radin teams up with Lakshmi Angela Norwood, spiritual mentor, teacher and practitioner of Hatha Yoga, to explore how a broad base of exciting empirical evidence is shedding light on such capacities and to bring you embodied practices on the path to realizing them. more...

  • Weekend Workshop

    Living Deeply

    The Art and Science of Transformation

    Cassandra Vieten, PhD
    • Jun 6, 2014 – Jun 8, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    This event has been cancelled.

  • Cosponsored Event

    16th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference

    Talk is Not Enough: Activating Broader and Deeper Levels of Healing

    Cassandra Vieten, PhD, and many others
    • May 28, 2014 – Jun 2, 2014
    • Chandler, AZ

    This conference is the pre-eminent training opportunity in the field of Energy Psychology and mind-body approaches to healing. Featured Speakers include: Jack Canfield, Donna Eden, Cassandra Vieten, David Feinstein, Rollin McCraty, Bruce Ecker, Karen Newel, Eben Alexander, Roger Jahnke, and more.

  • Cosponsored Event

    Cuba: The People, Music and Art

    Worldview Explorations Travel

    • May 14, 2014 – May 21, 2014
    • None

    This extraordinary travel opportunity is being offered through a partnership of IONS and Cross Cultural Journeys. Meet the dynamic people of Cuba who have a knack for enjoying life despite fifty years of hardship. Learn about the grass roots sustainability movement, about Cuba's innovative educational and alternative medical practices, its art, music, and people.

  • Cosponsored Event

    PYE Creative Facilitation Training

    Level 1

    Charlie Murphy, Co-founder and CEO of PYE
    • Apr 26, 2014 – Apr 27, 2014
    • Oakland, CA

    Working with groups is a creative challenge and the arts can be your greatest ally. Join PYE—Partnership for Youth Empowerment, international leaders in creative facilitation, for a training series where you will use the arts to build openness, trust and full participation in group sessions.

  • Special Event

    HereAfterHere: a self-guided tour of eternity

    IONS Benefit Performance

    • Mar 30, 2014
    • Santa Clara , CA

    Tandy Beal & Company, with composer Jon Scoville, invite friends of IONS to a multi-media dance/video/theater performance at the Santa Clara University Louis B. Mayer Theatre.

  • Friendly Favors

    An Insistence on Life: Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live

    Inspirational Real-life Stories of How Accepting Death Transforms Life

    Jane Hughes Gignoux
    • Mar 11, 2014
    • Martinez, CA

    Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by one of our most experienced guides to outgrow our fear of dying, so we may live more present and fulfilling lives.

  • Special Event

    IONS Holiday Open House

    • Dec 15, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Please be our guest for seasonal festivities at the IONS EarthRise Retreat and Education Center. We will be serving wine & cheese, hors d'oeuvres, hot apple cider, and desserts. Celebrate the season with music enjoy shopping in our gift store, garden walks, campus tours, door prizes, and connecting with community in the "Aqus Café Annex!"

  • Cosponsored Event

    The Kepler Story

    A Special Performance

    • Oct 27, 2013
    • San Francisco, CA

    This one-man show about Johannes Kepler will be staged — where else? — in a planetarium. The play, starring Norbert Weisser, recounts the 17th-century astronomer’s turbulent career, using projections on an enormous dome to recreate the cathedral where he was expelled for heresy, and then the harmonious cosmos in which he took solace.

  • Cosponsored Event

    Envisioning a World Transformed

    Cassandra Vieten, PhD
    • Oct 20, 2013
    • Chicago, IL

    Throughout the day you will gain a well-rounded and inspiring understanding of the positive changes happening in Chicago and across the United States and how to be a part of it! Join founders, presidents, and other top leaders of organizations and companies who'll share their story, mission, and vision with you. IONS President/CEO Cassandra Vieten, PhD, will be the keynote speaker.

  • Mindful Motherhood: Mindfulness Professional Training

    For Health and Well-Being in Pregnancy, Parenting, and Beyond

    Cassandra Vieten, PhD
    • Oct 3, 2013 – Oct 5, 2013
    • Frederiksberg, Denmark


  • Cosponsored Event

    Beyond the Brain X

    Shifting Consciousness: Mind, Self, and Brain in the 21st Century

    Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, Dean Radin, PhD, and More
    • Aug 16, 2013 – Aug 18, 2013
    • London, United Kingdom

    2013 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of both the Scientific and Medical Network and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. This biennial conference is also the tenth in the series, inaugurated with IONS President Willis Harman and Founder Edgar Mitchell in Cambridge in 1995. Join us as we come together again to explore a theme of mutual concern. This landmark conference is not to be missed, and we greatly look forward to your participation!

  • Cosponsored Event

    Sages and Scientists Symposium 2013

    The Chopra Foundation
    • Aug 16, 2013 – Aug 18, 2013
    • Carlsbad, CA

    The Chopra Foundation hosts the 2013 Symposium: Sages and Scientists, over two and half days of inspiring and empowering dialogue to help create a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world.

  • Conference

    15th International IONS Conference

    Explore. Dream. Discover.

    • Jul 17, 2013 – Jul 21, 2013
    • Indian Wells, CA

    Save the Date now and join us next summer, for IONS' 15th International Conference!

  • Cosponsored Event

    Proof of Heaven

    A Neurosurgeon's Journey through the Afterlife

    Eben Alexander, III, MD
    Sofia University
    • Jun 19, 2013
    • Palo Alto, CA

    Eben Alexander, III, MD, is a renowned academic neurosurgeon, who was on faculty of Harvard Medical School for over 15 years and spent 54 years honing his scientific world view, until a rare illness left him in a coma. Join Dr. Alexander as he recounts his experience, its profound lessons...

  • Cosponsored Event

    Applied Precognition

    An ARV Conference-Workshop-Webinar

    Joe McMoneagle, Marty Rosenblatt
    Dean Radin, PhD
    • Jun 19, 2013 – Jun 23, 2013
    • Las Vegas, NV

    This CWW (Conference-Workshop-Webinar) focuses on applying precognition through a combination of presentations, discussions, and for workshop participants, hands-on predictions and FeedBack associated with 3 baseball games. Webinar participants will also be privy to the predictions.

  • Weekend Workshop


    Creating New Capacities in a Rapidly Changing World

    Katia Petersen, PhD, Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
    • Apr 26, 2013 – Apr 28, 2013
    • Big Sur, CA


  • Cosponsored Event

    Living Deeply

    The Art and Science of Transformation

    Cassandra Vieten, PhD, Daniel Ellenberg, PhD
    • Mar 22, 2013 – Mar 24, 2013
    • Big Sur, CA

    Join IONS Executive Director of Research Cassandra Vieten along with Daniel Ellenberg, a psychologist who has led relationship and leadership workshops for over 20 years, for a special Living Deeply workshop at the Esalen Institute on the stunning Big Sur coastline in Central California.

  • Cosponsored Event

    Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion

    One Day Conference

    Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kristin Neff, Paul Gilbert, Dacher Keltner
    • Mar 8, 2013
    • Richmond, CA

    UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is hosting this ground-breaking conference to explore the connections between mindfulness and compassion, featuring cutting-edge science and inspiring stories. Attend in-person or via webcast.

  • Teleseminar

    Open Conference Call with Steve Villano & Katia Petersen

    Steve Villano, JD, Katia Petersen, PhD
    • Feb 21, 2013
    • Virtual Event

    This month's call will be with Katia Petersen, PhD, IONS Executive Director of Education. Katia and Steve will discuss IONS exciting Worldview Explorations course, which has been developed for secondary schools, colleges, community groups, healthcare settings, and life long learners.

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