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LATEST DIALOGUES SAND 2015 Esalen Retreat: The Sutras of Science

Rigveda_formulaThe Sutras of Science

(February 1st – 6th, 2015)


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.

See the Program


Registration Fee
Between $685.00 – $3,585.00 (based on accommodation type)

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Deepak ChopraDeepak ChopraRobert ThurmanRobert Thurman Peter RussellPeter Russell
Catherine PepinCatherine PépinMenas KafatosMenas KafatosFrancis LucilleFrancis Lucille
Rupert SpiraRichard MillerRichard MillerMichael MurphyMichael Murphy

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16 Responses to “SAND 2015 Esalen Retreat: The Sutras of Science”

  1. October 09, 2014 at 9:41 am, Bob Schulenburg said:

    You never really need an excuse to go to Esalen… however, this does look like a pretty tasty one…

  2. November 04, 2014 at 8:36 am, David Storoy said:

    It would have been great if the same retreat was in Europe in the future:)

  3. November 05, 2014 at 1:18 pm, David Storoy said:

    Will it be broadcasted online for the people who cannot come to this great retreat?

    • November 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm, SAND said:

      Dear David, no, it will not be streamed live, but we are thinking of transforming the retreat into an online workshop.

    • November 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm, Science and Nonduality said:

      Dear David, no, it will not be streamed live, but we are thinking of transforming the retreat into an online workshop.

  4. November 05, 2014 at 5:06 pm, Holly said:

    I would love to watch the workshop online. I cannot take that much time off, but value all the speakers knowledge. It would be accessible to so many more like minded people if you can find a way to make it available on line. Thank-you Holly

  5. November 05, 2014 at 7:04 pm, Karl Wimmer said:

    I would like to attend but can’t afford it. Can I watch it or do some work to pay for it?

  6. November 12, 2014 at 6:36 am, Paul Anthony said:

    We’ll be going; we booked it. Ah, Esalen; ah, the ‘Big Sur’ highway drive.

  7. November 16, 2014 at 1:47 am, Nancy Grignon said:

    I’m thrilled to be going!

  8. November 17, 2014 at 8:56 pm, Myrthe said:

    I would love to go.. but in Europe so don’t think i can afford it.. will it be filmed.. or can it also be hosted over here? !

  9. November 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm, Myrthe said:

    Any chance of coming to Europe?

  10. November 23, 2014 at 3:04 am, Ranjan Pandey said:

    I will try to visit California but any chance of coming to Australia / New Zealand?

  11. August 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm, David said:

    Just a followup note from the queries. The retreat is now available as an online course. Check the SAND Store for details. (Sutras of Silence)

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