LA, CA – Mind, Consciousness, and The Cultivation of Well Being.

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment Deepak Chopra, MD Science goes where reality leads it, but what happens when reality itself comes under question? Since the quantum revolution over a century ago, the solid, tangible nature of reality has been undermined. Scientists were faced with three linked mysteries that are only now being seen as inseparably linked:

  • What is the nature of the universe?
  • What is the nature of consciousness?
  • What is the origin of both the universe and consciousness?

We are forced to rethink such basic questions as which came first, mind or matter? In Western philosophy details of the material world are “constructed” by the brain, but this perceived reality is considered incomplete and inaccurate. However, in Eastern wisdom traditions, particularly Vedanta, the scheme is reversed: consciousness is primary, giving rise to the physical universe. Experiential exploration of consciousness has been a pursuit of the sages and rishis for thousands of years. Dr. Chopra will examine this experiential understanding of consciousness, with the aim of lending scientific credibility to the hypothesis that bringing forth the material world starting with the mind is much more likely, given all the evidence, than trying to bring forth mind form inert interstellar dust.

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