Maha Sivaratri (Night of Siva) is the most auspicious celebration of Lord Siva, and one of the most sacred nights on the yogic calendar. After this momentous all-night celebration of chant and puja, join scientist and practitioner of Triadic Saivism, Menas Kafatos, for an exploration of the ways modern science and ancient wisdom mirror each other.
Examine what science says about the nature of reality, what the Saivite scriptures say, and how the common findings are relevant for humans in our search for meaning in our lives. Gain perspective on some of life’s most important questions: What is reality? How do we live our daily lives? What answers can science provide and is Quantum Mechanics relevant? These are questions that upon contemplation enhance practical steps to a fulfilling and loving life.
Offered as 1 evening satsang (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.
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