The Science of Spirituality: Orthodox Perspectives
A three-part series delving into the science of spirituality from an Orthodox perspective. Followed by a guided Prayer of the Heart Meditation. Lecture lead by world-renowned physicist and author, Menas Kafatos. Meditation guided by award-winning television producer and happiness teacher, Maria Baltazzi.
Science and spirituality are converging: Both science and spirituality seek unity, one by exploring the outer world, the other by exploring the inner world. Christian spirituality is ancient, profound and applicable to today’s world as a means to remove doubts of the mind and observe inner peace. The relevance of modern quantum mechanics is that we can now have meaningful dialogue between science and spirituality without the trappings of past meaningless opposition. If science is to be relevant to our lives, then dialogue with spirituality and religion leads back to our own experiences in everyday life. The universal field that science is hinting at, is full of the living force, the living Consciousness. It is ever-existing. This is what we call the Living Presence. The Living Presence includes our everyday lives, is not separate from them. If we consciously live the Living Presence, here in the very world we live in, not far away in some transcendent realm. It is right here, right now.
Over the course of three monthly lectures, we will explore how the findings of modern quantum mechanics are actually very relevant to our own everyday lives. The sessions will include practical guided contemplations of scientific truths and how we can apply them in a true spiritual awareness. The vision of such a new way of seeing what is already there is profound, yet common. It is recommended that participants attend all three sessions for maximum understanding and practical benefits.
October 26: The Quantum Universe We Live in
November 9: Living the Living Presence
December 7: The Inner Light
Time: 7p – 9:30p
The Huffington Center | St. Sophia Cathedral
1324 S. Normandie Avenue (at Pico)
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D. is a renowned Greek-American physicist, international speaker and writer. His publications include “The Nonlocal Universe” and “The Conscious Universe”. Soon to release a book with Deepak Chopra. menaskafatos.com
Maria Baltazzi is an Emmy Award Winning producer. She has studied in the field of Happiness for over ten years, and is a certified meditation teacher. Learn more.