From Meditation to the Atom in the Universe

By The Dalai Lama in Meditation on July 25th, 2006 /  No Comments »

The experience of consciousness is entirely subjective. The joy of meeting someone you love, the The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spiritualitysadness of losing a close friend, the richness of a vivid dream, the serenity of a walk through a garden on a spring day, the total absorption of a deep meditative state—these things and others like them constitute the reality of human experience. And all of these experiences—from the most mundane to the most elevated—have a certain coherence and, at the same time, a high degree of privacy, which means that they always exist from a particular point of view.

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By Thomas Herold in Research on July 11th, 2006 /  2 Comments »

If you are looking for wonderful inpirations into the area of science related to consciousness, take a look at Edgar Mitchell’s foundation – the Institute of Noetic Science.

The institute of Noetic Science is a nonprofit membership organization located in Northern California that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness – including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. The institute explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.

The word “noetic” comes from the ancient Greek nous, for which there is no exact equivalent in English. It refers to “inner knowing,” a kind of intuitive consciousness – direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what is available to our normal senses and the power of reason.