How does science emerge from advaita?
11:00 AM11:00

How does science emerge from advaita?

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Today we hear rumblings that science and spirituality are perhaps not so different. Perhaps they are two approaches to the same question: What is the nature of this world?

In this talk, we'll consider the overlap between science and spirituality by looking at the origin of science itself. What is science? What are its basic assumptions? How does it relate to advaita, or non-duality? We will see that not only is science related to advaita, but it emerges from advaita. Together, we'll examine how.

This will be a one hour talk followed by a Q&A.

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The Three Minds: A Journey Into Consciousness
7:00 PM19:00

The Three Minds: A Journey Into Consciousness

How can exploring consciousness improve my day-to-day life? What are the deeper states of consciousness like?

Join Dr. Anoop Kumar for this conversation, Q&A, and meditation. We’ll explore what life looks like from three different states of consciousness, or three minds. Along the way, we’ll discuss what ‘enlightenment’ means in this context.

The goal is to experience an easeful, deeper, natural state of consciousness, not only during our exploration, but afterwards in your daily life.

(Please note: seating is limited to the first 30 registrants)

Anoop Kumar, MD, MM writes and speaks on the topic of consciousness. (If he could draw, he would probably try to draw consciousness too.) He has recently collaborated with Deepak Chopra on several articles and presentations on the intersection of consciousness and daily life. Anoop is the author of Michelangelo’s Medicine: How redefining the human body will transform health and healthcare, and is currently working on a second book that explores the journey of the awakening mind.

Anoop is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Management with a focus in Health Leadership. He practices in the Washington, DC metro area, where he also leads meditation gatherings for clinicians.

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The Second Mind

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Seduction of Spirit retreat

I'll be speaking Thursday May 3 on the topic of The Second Mind at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA as part of a week-long retreat. The talk will be followed by a conversation with New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra.

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7:00 PM19:00

Debate: The More We Evolve, The Less We Need God

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Anoop Kumar and Deepak Chopra will be debating Rebecca Goldstein and Michael Shermer.

Does God have a place in 21st century human affairs? For many, the answer is an unapologetic yes. Belief in a higher power, they argue, is the foundation of human consciousness and the soul of all social, political, and scientific progress. Further, some claim, humans are biologically predisposed to embrace religion and require faith to live moral lives. Others are far more skeptical. For them, adherence to faith and religious tradition serves only to fracture communities and prevent humanity from embracing a more enlightened, reasoned, and just social order. As we look to the future in uncertain times, should spirituality and religion play a central role in human evolution, innovation, and discovery? Or has God become obsolete? 

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8:00 AM08:00

Humanism In Medicine Conference @ Michigan State Medical School

This conference features speakers that will share their perspectives on creativity in medicine, innovation and technology, community activism, and more. The goal is to inspire medical students to bring the activities they enjoy most into the sphere of medicine.

I will share my perspective on how we can redefine health and healing in a way that yields a more complete healthcare system and more fulfillment for physicians and patients.

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12:30 PM12:30

Beyond Stress

What is stress? How does it relate to the mind? How is it affected by meditation?

In this talk, we'll visit these questions and explore a new perspective on how to manage and go beyond stress.

Remaining seats are limited. If you're interested in joining us, please let me know directly via the contact page.

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3:00 PM15:00

Beyond Healthcare, Designing for a Healthy America

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Join me for this conversation, where I'll be a "Beyond Healthcare" panelist.

A recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reported that less than 3 percent of Americans meet the basic qualifications for a “healthy lifestyle.” Compared to their global peers, Americans are falling behind in quality of life and age expectancy, while their stress levels are rising. Is the issue systemic or situational? How can the trends be reversed and where does this strategy begin? Can design help? A panel of national leaders in community health explore how we can develop better strategies for improving the state of America’s health.

Prior to the panel, we are honored to have US Congressman Tim Ryan, Representative of Ohio’s 13th District, speak to our audience about mindfulness. Author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm, Congressman Ryan will share about his own personal experience with mindfulness practice and his commitment to seeing the mindfulness and compassion at the center of our work for a better future.

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