czwartek, 6 września 2007
A seminar which uses reason and meditation to challenge our world view. Profound concepts and new research have moved science closer to the views of ancient sages about the nature of the universe, consciousness and life. Yet most of us still hold on to materialist beliefs: that we are separate bodily beings, that consciousness is a secretion of the brain, and that the world exists “out there.” In this seminar, we will challenge old presuppositions about who we are and how we know, and examine the relation of experience and reality in the light of ancient wisdom and modern reason. We will explore ways to revision our views through imaginative meditations. Finally, we will discuss the consequences of shifting our view: peace, freedom, interconnectedness and wholeness.
Dr. Avery Solomon has been teaching and doing research at Wisdom’s Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies near Ithaca New York for over 30 years. He also teaches at the IM School of healing arts, as well as other centers in the US and abroad. He brings a background of experience from many traditions and teachers, and is also involved in the dialogue of science and Buddhism started by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Namgyal monastery in India and Ithaca, New York. He has a PhD from Cornell University, where he teaches mathematics