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The Reality of Quantum Weirdness

by Edward Frenkel In Akira Kurosawa’s film “Rashomon,” a samurai has been murdered, but it’s not clear why or by whom. Various characters involved tell their versions of the events, but their accounts contradict one another. You…

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Everything Only Looks Like a Thing: Neil Theise

Neil Theise is Professor of Pathology and of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a leader in the fields of liver diseases, liver stem cells, and adult stem cell plasticity. In this interview he talks about complexity…

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Cartesianism as the Effect of our Collective Childhood Trauma – Edward Frenkel

Edward Frenkel poses the question why Cartesianism — by which he means the idea of science as an “impartial arbiter” that can explain everything, coupled with the idea of a deterministic universe in which all processes…

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A Panel on Lucid Dreaming

A panel with Alan Wallace, Stephen LaBerge, Fariba Bogzaran and moderated by Daniel Deslauriers What do Eastern and Western philosophy, neuroscience and phenomenology have to say about the experience of lucid dreaming? Can lucid dreaming contribute to…

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Conversation on Trauma & Spirituality

A panel with with Scott Kiloby, Richard Miller and Russ Hudson; facilitated by Julie Yau. A profound and intrinsic relationship exists between trauma and spirituality that can foster emotional maturity and psychospiritual growth. The survival response…

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Question and Answer Session with Francis Lucille from SAND15

Francis doesn’t deliver a pre-planned presentation. He speaks instead in the spirit of the moment, answering questions from the audience from the innocence and spontaneity of not-knowing. This video was recorded at SAND15. From more information…

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Emptiness the Womb of Compassion – Robert Thurman

This video was recorded at SAND15 We here a lot about compassion nowadays, along with mindfulness, and there is no doubt it is the essence of all spirituality and also essential for any viable society or…

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Panel on the Nature of Fundamental Reality moderated by Deepak Chopra

A panel with Edward Frenkel, Bernardo Kastrup, Menas Kafatos, Julia Mossbridge and facilitated by Deepak Chopra. For centuries philosophers and scientists have debated on the nature of fundamental realityand also the mind body problem and the…

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