Recent studies have shown that spiritual experiences are surprisingly common even among those who are non-religious, including near-death experiences and spontaneous mystical insights. Meanwhile, the effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that people with regular spiritual practices tend to live healthier and longer lives. Scientific research sheds new light on meditation, gratitude, chanting, prayer, rituals, rites of passage and other practices. These practices can have major effects on health and wellbeing, and help us to experience a wider wholeness. In this live workshop, Rupert Sheldrake will discuss several spiritual practices, and invite participants to experience some of them for themselves. He will also take part in a brief dialogue with author and international Theosophical lecturer Pablo Sender, Ph.D., and answer questions from participants.
Science and Spiritual Practices: An Experiential Workshop