Yoga Vacation Program
February 20 — 22, 2023

The Nature of Reality

Choices Beyond the Finite Mind

Menas Kafatos

Every human being at some point in one’s life wonders about the meaning of life. We wonder what is in fact real in life, and where the flow of time will take us.

Together we will explore how quantum mechanics and the great non-dual traditions of India answer these same questions. We will examine some of the great Saivite scriptures, which fundamentally agree with the wisdom of Advaita Vedanta.

As human beings, the choices we have are beyond the finite mind and can only be approached with the realization that what is profound in our life is also meaningful. The dialogue, so to speak, between science and non-dual traditions is particularly important now in our search for meaning and fulfillment in our lives. We can gain perspective on some of life’s most important questions, by going to the source of all, which is the Light within.

Offered as 2 satsangs and 2 workshops (subject to change)

Menas Kafatos, PhD, is a quantum physicist, cosmologist, climate-change researcher and philosopher who works extensively on consciousness. He studied with renown physicist Philip Morrison at M.I.T., who was a student of J. Robert Oppenheimer. He has 47 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, and he holds seminars and workshops for individuals and organizations on the natural laws that apply everywhere and are the foundations of the universe.

Menas is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics and Director, Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing (Institute for ECHO) at Chapman University in California. He is member of the Romanian Academy of Science and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST); an international scholar with the Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering also serving as an advisor on the BK21 Plus Eco-Leader Education Center at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, an affiliated researcher at the National Observatory of Athens, Greece as well as international scholar at several countries.

Menas has authored 345-plus articles and published or co-authored 22 books, including The Conscious Universe and Looking In, Seeing Out, and has many social media and blogs. He is also co-author with Deepak Chopra of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Universe, which has now been translated into 20 different languages, the latest being Greek and Korean. Menas is often interviewed for international television networks, newspapers, and radio.

February 21

evening satsang

The Great Self: Śiva/Śakti


February 22

afternoon workshop

Science: Knowledge

evening satsang

The Great Self: Paths to Knowledge


February 23

morning satsang

The Great Self: Contemplating Some Great Sūtras

afternoon workshop

Practices in Life



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