SORRY, THE ESALEN RETREAT IS SOLD OUT
with Deepak Chopra, Robert Thurman, Michael Murphy, Menas Kafatos, Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Peter Russell, Richard Miller, Catherine Pépin, and friends
The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.
~ Carl Sagan
Science and spirituality have been at odds since the time of Galileo because of dogma and lack of dialogue. Yet they are two primary lenses through which we can explore who we are and illuminate the mysteries of the universe, while attempting to solve the current problems facing humanity.
A new paradigm is emerging today in spirituality, which is grounded in direct experience and informed by the latest scientific findings. Ancient spiritual concepts are becoming more directly intertwined with modern-day science, especially quantum physics. In fact, the founders of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg, Bohr, and Schrödinger, were avid readers of the Vedic texts and observed that their experiments in quantum physics were consistent with what they had read in the Vedas. Vedic texts such as the Bahgavad Gita and the Upanishads were collectively considered the most influential books ever written by eminent people like Thoreau, Kant, Schopenhauer, Schrödinger, Heisenberg, Tesla, Einstein, and others.
During this workshop, we’ll explore the seeds of scientific understanding in ancient scriptures from the traditions of Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Yoga Nidra, while addressing some of the big questions in science today and how they translate to our direct experience: What do science and spirituality have in common today? How can science inform us on our spiritual path? How can spirituality expand the reach of science? How can the study and exploration of consciousness today bring science and spirituality closer to a space from which they can mutually benefit?
We will explore all these questions through talks, dialogues, exercises, meditation, yoga, and dance, and connect with one another while soaking in Esalen’s healing waters.
Between $685.00 – $3,585.00 (based on accommodation type)
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From the dualistic thinking of the first half of life into the contemplative mind of the integrated self
Ellen Emmet explains her understanding of the role of the body in our exploration of truth...
Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Recognizing that our bodies and our sexuality are sacred is a good way to begin undoing the split between sex and spirit...
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
Light as the radiant energy of creation started the ring-dance of atoms
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
In this interview with Zaya Benazzo from SAND Italy, Ellen Emmet talks about the relationship between self-enquiry and the exploration of the body through tantra.
Thomas Hübl talks about his understanding that trauma is not just an individual but a collective experience
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
At the core of Layla’s teachings is the process of releasing judgment surrounding sex
How can a fish become aware that it swims in that which it seeks?
Jul 16–19, 2020
Aisha Salem talks of being willing to let go of our limitations, of keeping ourselves small, and of living our individuality
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
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