The Neuroscience of Meditation
The transforming power of yoga and meditation and their application in life is going to be explored with the help of Vedic texts, exposure to different meditative practices, and the latest medical imaging. This study will provide objective evidence for the neural and biological basis for meditation. It will establish meditation as the ground of creativity, happiness, and health, while the understanding of hypnosis will remove any bias against it.
Increased exploration of meditation as a scientific physiological process will provide an insight into the biological basis for consciousness. Such an understanding will facilitate the application of meditation and hypnotherapy for treating various diseases, including psychiatric disorders.
Exposure will be provided to various meditative practices such as Mindfulness Meditation, Vipassana, Transcendental Meditation and other practices derived from Kashmir Shaivism. The practice of Yoga Nidra may be taught.
Morning sessions 8:30 – 11:30 am
Afternoon sessions 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Dr. Kathryn Rossi will engage 2 sessions on Creating Consciousness and Creativity.
Rajni Vyas and Bhaskar Vyas: Road Map to Patanjali Yoga: Six Sessions
Dr Bhaskar Vyas and Dr Rajni Vyas, are medical specialists in the fields of plastic surgery and obstetrics and gynecology respectively. A versatile scientific training has enabled them to advance understanding of Patanjali’s Raj Yoga as well as Vajrayana practice. They have published dozens of papers and made presentations in the subjects of their primary specialization as well as on hypnotherapy and meditation.
Their study extends from J. Krishnamurti’s writings, Zen practices, Kashmir Shaivism and transcultural varieties of religious experiences. As medical doctors they are involved in the spiritual aspects of healing arts and teach these as a scientific tool in forms of mediation.