Conference SAND15 US Exploring the Nature of Consciousness
“Your nature is the consciousness, in which the whole world wells up, like waves in the sea.”
~ Ashtavakra Gita
Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.
Mystics of all traditions have described consciousness as the ground of being in which the dance of life unfolds. Each tradition has developed different approaches and practices to explore the nature of consciousness, the paths of meditation, inquiry, prayer, art, mantras and movement…
Today the main lens through which our culture understands reality is science. For the past century science has viewed consciousness as something generated by the brain, yet there are major problems with this assumption. A new scientific paradigm is emerging which views consciousness as fundamental. Consciousness cannot be explained in terms of the existing laws of space, time, mass and energy. A new science has to be developed, a science that can accept consciousness as universal while investigating the connections between the existing laws and this new paradigm.
We might not yet have a theory of consciousness, but the process of studying it holds the key to understanding the universe, while possibly bridging the gap between the mystic’s experience and the scientific observations.
Join us to explore this great mystery of existence beyond dogma and doctrine, remembering that life is far more mysterious then we ever imagine!
Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA
Wednesday October 21 – Sunday October 25, 2015
Note – Accommodation at the Mansion has Sold Out. We have arranged excellent accommodation nearby.
|MAIN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION|
Thurs evening Oct. 22nd - Sun evening Oct. 25th
(3 lunches Fri, Sat and Sun included)
|Early Bird Rate: $479 |
(until May 10th)
Standard Rate: $579
(after May 10th)
For details on Registration and meal options and Workshop-only registration, click here.
Continuing Education Credits are available for California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, RNs, and Psychologists. For details, see the Registration page.
Program SAND15 US
Pre-conference Workshops/Main Conf.
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