Sages and Scientists Symposium 2016
Join Deepak Chopra and more than 40 of the world’s preeminent thinkers, philosophers, doctors, scientists, musicians, and artists to journey into life’s deepest mysteries and seek answers to its biggest questions.
“Where Consciousness and Science Meet, A Deeper Understanding of Ourselves, Our Universe, and One Another Emerges”
September 9 – 11, 2016
Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.
Studying consciousness holds the key to understanding the universe, ourselves and each other. It is our main hope for healing our planet of social injustice and environmental degradation. And it stands the greatest chance of bridging the gap between mysticism and science.
But consciousness cannot be explained in terms of the existing laws of space, time, mass, and energy. To study it, a new science must be developed – one that can accept consciousness as fundamental and not just something generated by the brain.
To that end, Deepak Chopra, MD, has curated more than 40 of the world’s preeminent thinkers, philosophers, doctors, scientists, musicians, and artists, to open a groundbreaking dialogue about the science of consciousness.
If you’ve questioned the nature of consciousness and our reality and you’re not satisfied with the answers you’ve received . . .
If you have a deep sense that there’s greater meaning and purpose for us to discover . . .
Join us to explore life’s deepest mysteries and seek answers to its biggest questions:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- What is reality?
Science is God Explaining God to God Through the Human Nervous System
“The mathematical formulations and abstract notions and concepts that emanate from our brains as a result of electromagnetic storms in synaptic networks are as much an expression of nature as the beautiful and myriad colors on the feathers of a peacock or the wings of a butterfly. They are as much a pattern of movement of the universe as the rotation of stars or the eddies of a whirlpool or the swirling of a tornado or the electromagnetic storms that create thunder and lightning.
These patterns manifest through neural tissues as the questions: “Who are we?” “Is there an omnipotent creator?” “What is the meaning of death?” “Does the soul take quantum leaps of creativity as it evolves through eons of time?” Because the nervous system is hardwired to ask these questions, it must also be hardwired to seek and discover the answers.
The ancient wisdom tradition of Vedanta states that a single, undifferentiated reality expresses itself as knower and known, as observer and observed, as seer and scenery. Einstein is said to have stated, “I want to know how God thinks, everything else is a detail.”
As we look through the window of science into the deeper reality, we discover that we are all members of the same Being. In that discovery, we cannot help but experience great awe, profound humility, and deep reverence for the mystery of existence and this makes the scientific endeavor worthwhile.”