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Spiritual Experience: Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Neuroscience
August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 2 @ 1:00 pm
with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
AUGUST 1 – 2, 2020
In this online workshop, you will be guided through fascinating lectures with Joan Borysenko that bring science and spirituality together in a whole new way. You will experience a variety of practices that are scientifically proven to enhance psychological wellbeing and cultivate spiritual experience.
Classic mystical states were defined by Dr. William James over a hundred years ago: brief interludes beyond time and space that feel realer than real: ineffable-impossible to put into words; imparting precious wisdom unavailable by other means; a gift of grace rather than a result of will.
Ancient meditation practices were devised to help people open the door a little wider to such experiences. Modern science shows how these practices work, when, and why to use them.
The new field of self-directed neuroplasticity provides simple tools through which temporary states of being can be strengthened and installed as more stable traits. We can all become happier, more present and loving, and less prone to hijack by our ego or worried mind.
Live sessions with Joan Borysenko will explore:
- The neuroscience of spiritual states
- Hamsa: Toward the experience of cosmic unity
- Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Creating the neural circuits of peace and freedom
Saturday at 11 am–1 pm and 2–3:30 pm
Sunday at 11 am–1 pm
All times in EDT
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm, recorded Integral Yoga Hatha classes, meditations, and an inspirational talk. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
Approximate Cost: $108