11 January 2016
Communications Team

From the 2015 Science & Nonduality (SAND) conference

In this panel convened at the 2015 Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference, Deepak Chopra facilitates a discussion on the nature of consciousness. This freewheeling conversation touches on  a variety of topics, including mathematics as fundamental to reality, mind beyond the personal, exploration via subjectivity and more.

The panel consists of:

7 January 2016
Communications Team

A video of the 2015 SAND panel discussion

At the 2015 Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference, five leading scientists came together to discuss the complex topic of consciousness.

Facilitated by A.H. Almaas, the panel participants articulated their specific theories of consciousness, seeking to identify areas of commonality while also developing meaning from the differences in perspective. The panel consists of:

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