Bringing a Uniquely Eastern Perspective
to engage with Western Perspectives on Science and Spirit
Dr Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Dr Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Prof Ursula King, Prof Keith Ward, FBA, Catherine Thom, Dr Joan Walton
The scientist can explain science; but can science explain the scientist?
This year’s Mystics and Scientists conference challenges participants to update their western approaches to reality by exploring the fundamental differences between Eastern and Western science traditions. The aim is to create an event based on dialogue, with full participation of all attendees, and to collectively develop a ‘white paper’ to contribute to present understandings of consciousness evolution. We have the privilege of having the presence of Dr Muni and Dr Shanta, two devotees within the Vedantic tradition, who are visiting the UK for the first time in order to share their ideas and experiences with us. They are committed to, and have engaged in, a rigorous approach to science. However their fundamental worldview identifies the primacy of consciousness, rather than the primacy of matter. They ask: the scientist can explain science; but can science explain the scientist? Their belief is that Life comes from Life, rather than Life comes from Matter. It is this essential difference from the dominant western materialist worldview that will form the core of the dialogue during the weekend.
Keith Ward and Ursula King, both well known within the Network, and both well acquainted with eastern philosophies, will provide a western perspective that is responsive and sensitive to the ideas of Dr Shanta and Dr Muni. The active engagement of all conference participants will be encouraged throughout. The ultimate aim is that there will emerge a new understanding of the relationship between Science and Spirit which draws on authentic experiences of both eastern and western cultures, and will include the ‘wisdom in the room’. Many of us believe that we are collectively engaged in an evolution of consciousness, and that events such as these contribute to this evolution. We would love you to join us, and participate in this exciting and important process.
For more information visit the Mystics and Scientists Webpage.
Online Courses : Introducing our new learning platform
We are currently offering the following courses:
Starting 11th January, this course explores various meanings ascribed to spirituality and discusses their relevance for medicine and healthcare. It encourages participants to develop a positive awareness of cross-cultural understandings of the human body and its core experiences. It raises awareness of beliefs which may influence a person’s access to health care. This training lies within the discipline of medical anthropology.
Running from 11th January 2018 to 3rd May 2018, at 2:30 UK time on a Thursday, this course is made up of fifteen sessions including:-
Spirituality and Cultural Meanings, Conception and human identity, Women and human behaviour, Human Body and Human Self, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Religious and Spiritual Experiences, Death Dying and Beyond, Survival Beyond Death, Cultural U-Turns, Communication. A synopsis can be found here.
A Practical Guide for the Whole Family, Carers, Nurses & Beyond
The comprehensive course Thriving With Homeopathy For The Whole Family facilitates everyone interested in living optimal health, present and future health care practitioners, carers as well as nurses with an in-depth understanding of homeopathy, its philosophy, and practical application. Next, to the main subject homeopathy, the student also will be introduced to the interrelationship between the Mind, Body, and Soul with their intricate communication channels and unlimited potentialities.
The curriculum is designed with beauty and mindfulness and not only serves the student with a wealth of information but also as a ‘feast of the senses’, welcoming the student to develop and employ the presented study material as a means to personal transformation.
A second course Thriving with Homeopathy for Birthing Live – A Practical Guide for Midwives, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Nurses is also available.
The Scientific and Medical Network –
Exploring and expanding the frontiers of science, medicine and spirituality.
The Network is devoted to the emergence of a more enlightened world – a world in which the wisdom of spirituality and the thoughtfulness of philosophy balance the power of science and technology.
We recognise that our world is still plagued by deep problems and enduring conflicts. Many of these are caused by dogmatic, superstitious or ill-informed worldviews. However, we believe that individuals and societies can transform themselves. The key is learning to integrate evidence-based science, born of rational philosophy, with the love and inner peace cultivated by spiritual practice. The Network is a worldwide community of professionals dedicated to this transformative task.
We invite you to join us in co-creating a paradigm shift to bring truth, beauty, health and well-being into harmony, and so help heal our fractured culture. Membership is open to all who are sympathetic with our mission, aims and values.
- Please see our introductory video here.
- We are still in the process of transferring information across to this new site. If you cannot find what you are looking for please use this link to our new Support forum.
- If you are a member of the SMN and have renewed your membership in 2016, then you should have received a username and password for this web site. If you have not renewed please use this link to renew or apply for Membership.
- You are also able to join one of our Local Groups who hold regular meetings in various parts of the UK and around the world. Please click here for more details of a local group in your area.
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