If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself […]
Frederick Travis, PhD, director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition, explains that the concept “We create our reality” is more than a philosophical statement. It is a physical reality driven by neural plasticity—every experience changes the brain. Therefore, choose transcendental experiences and higher states of consciousness naturally unfold.
Many of us go through daily life on autopilot, without being fully aware of our conscious experience. Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha join clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn to explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, how we can train the mind to become more flexible and adaptable, and what cutting-edge […]
Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn discuss the science behind the mind-body connection. An excerpt from “Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness” featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Amishi Jha.
Philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin, astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, and historian of science David Kaiser discuss with Steve Paulson whether physics can lead to the discovery of an ultimate reality.
Beyond the Mind-Body Problem: New Paradigms in the Science of Consciousness An excerpt of Bruce Greyson, MD, PhD, from the panel discussion “Beyond the Brain: The Experiential Implications of Neurotheology”, speaking about how the brain does not equal the mind, and how near death experiences can contribute to knowledge about the mind-body connection.
Do telepathy, clairvoyance and other “psi” abilities exist? The majority of the general population believes that they do, and yet fewer than one percent of mainstream academic institutions have any faculty known for their interest in these frequently reported experiences. Why is a topic of enduring and widespread interest met with such resounding silence in […]
We have been brought up to believe that the mind is located inside the head. But there are good reasons for thinking that this view is too limited. Recent experimental results show that people can influence others at a distance just by looking at them, even if they look from behind and if all […]