Buddha and the Quantum: Hearing the voice of every cell
- Dates: : 6/27 – 7/1
- Presenter: : Samuel Avery
- Program: : P2-12
- Program Fee: : $100
Mind and body are the great divide of human experience. They appear separated by an existential architecture that divides subject from object, spirit from world, and religion from science. But they are not separate. A single primordial reality unites what we see both in the soul and in the physical world: the quantum. Over two thousand years ago the Buddha discovered the quantum deep inside the human mind (though he did not, of course, call it by that name), and a hundred years ago Max Planck discovered the same fundamental reality at the limits of the dimensional world.
I show in my book Buddha and the Quantum that we do not immediately see the connection between these discoveries because we assume, without basis, that space-time is more fundamental than consciousness; that it exists outside of consciousness; and that everything “real” is in it. Meditation and modern science are overturning these assumptions. I demonstrate in my workshop how to experience the quantum directly, and how it becomes the building block of both mental and physical experience. Knowledge of meditation or physics is helpful in understanding what I have to say, but by no means required.
- 2011 Science and Nonduality conference, San Rafael, CA – Physics Without Matter
- 2011 Harbin Hot Springs – Buddha and the Quantum
- Elizabethtown Community College, an extension of the University of Kentucky – history classes
Samuel Avery holds a bachelor’s degree in religion as well as a master’s degree. He has taught university level courses and has practiced meditation daily for forty-one years.
Samuel has written a series of articles and books on the relationship of physics and consciousness to each other, including the books Transcendence of the Western Mind and The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness. Since 1973 he has lived with his wife on a small farm on the banks of the Nolin River in central Kentucky. He has wandered to Europe, Russia, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean, but always found his way back to the farm. When not writing, he is usually outside, walking, planting, building, gathering firewood, or sitting quietly. In the summer the deer reach over the fence to nibble apple branches. In the fall, the leaves dry and rustle through the open barn door. When it rains, he sits under the porch roof.