Yoga Vacation Program
February 20 — 22, 2023

Saivism and the Significance of Mahasivaratri

Menas Kafatos

The worldview of Saivism is appealing to modern thinking because it gives concrete and consistent logical steps to understanding the world we live in, how we humans live full lives and what constitutes ultimate reality. Modern scientific findings of quantum mechanics and cosmology mirror ancient understandings, creating an increasingly unified view of reality. Modern science is catching up with ancient wisdom.

This is an opportunity to explore the basics of Saivism, gaining perspective on some of life’s most important questions: What is reality? How do we live our daily lives? What answers can science provide that enhance our practical steps to a fulfilling and loving life?

Combining the studies of Saivism, we will examine the meaning of Maha Sivaratri and prepare for this most auspicious night of Lord Siva, one of the most sacred nights on the yogic calendar.

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 18 different languages, the latest being Greek and Korean. Menas is often interviewed for international television networks, newspapers, and radio.

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