A Conversation on Physics, Tao-Te-Ching, and Awakening

A Conversation on Physics, Tao-Te-Ching, and Awakening

With Shantena Augusto Sabbadini  •  Recorded October 5, 2019

A Free, Online conversation facilitated by Vera de Chalambert

One of the fundamental discoveries of quantum physics is the notion of non-separability. We are not separate selves, we are waves in the ocean of existence. And yet the world appears to us as an objective reality “out there,” as a world of “things.” Why is that? How should we understand the role of the observer in creating the world we see?

In this free conversation facilitated by Vera de Chalambert, we will explore:

  • How to understand embodiment in quantum physics
  • How to enjoy the mystery of life and consciousness
  • How to open up to a sense of wonder
  • How to disidentify - a little bit - from our sense of being a separate self,
  • How to appreciate the Dao as the inexhaustible source of life

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A Free Conversation with Shantena Augusto Sabbadini, facilitated by Vera de Chalambert

Oct 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Shantena Augusto Sabbadini

Shantena Augusto Sabbadini worked as a theoretical physicist at the University of Milan and at the University of California. In Milan he researched the foundations of quantum physics, focusing on the description of the quantum process of observation, a problem that keeps fascinating him up to the present. In California he contributed to the first identification of a black hole.

In the 1990’s he was a scientific consultant for the Eranos Foundation, an East-West research center founded under the guidance of C.G. Jung in the 1930's. In that context he studied Chinese classics under the guidance of the Dutch sinologist Rudolf Ritsema and produced various translations and commentaries, including the Yijing and the Daodejing. Since 2002 he has been associate director of the Pari Center for New Learning, an alternative educational institution located in the small medieval village of Pari in Tuscany, Italy. He teaches short courses at the Schumacher College and leads workshops on Daoism, quantum physics and the Yijing as a tool for introspection.  


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