March 7 – March 10, 2021
Saivism and the Significance of Mahasivaratri
6 LIVE SESSIONS, Mar 7-10 at 8:00pm, Mar 9-10 at 6:00am EST
The worldview of Triadic Saivism also known as Kashmir Saivism is appealing to modern thinking because it gives concrete, practical 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, the two complement each other.
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.
Lectures are offered during morning and evening Satsangs as follows: Mar 7-10 at 8:00pm, Mar 9-10 at 6:00am EST
Satsangs begin with 30 minutes of silent meditation and 15 minutes of chanting.
This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.
For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.
It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.
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Menas Kafatos, PhD, is a quantum physicist, cosmologist, and climate-change researcher who works extensively on consciousness. He has 46 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 Chair Professor of Computational Physics and Director of the Center of Excellence of Earth Systems Modeling and Observations at Chapman University in California. He is an international scholar with collaborations in the US, Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, India, Greece, Israel and Italy, as well as foreign member of two academies, the Romanian Academy of Science and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He and his team of scientists work with international centers such as the National Observatory of Athens, Greece in hazards, including wildfires and earthquakes, several universities throughout the world in hazards and climate change as well as foundations of quantum mechanics, cosmology and the nature of the mind.
Menas has authored 340-plus articles and published or co-authored 21 books, including The Conscious Universe, Looking In, Seeing Out, Science, reality & everyday life, writes blogs and on-line articles. 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.