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Yogic and Buddhist Philosophy in Relation to Psychic Awareness

Yogic/Buddhist philosophy enables a clearer understanding of mind and the place of psychic phenomena (e.g. telepathy) in our world-view...


Exploring Consciousness: Yogic and Buddhist Philosophy in Relation to Psychic Awareness
- Dr Serena Roney-Dougal

Advaita Vedanta, Kashmiri Shaivism and Mahayana Buddhism all teach that Consciousness is eternal, infinite and the ground of all being: reality in all its different forms. Consciousness is also our highest ideal, our morality and ethics. This philosophy enables a much clearer understanding of exactly what is mind and the place of psychic phenomena (e.g. telepathy) in our world-view.

In the 1970’s a theoretical framework for parapsychology, known as the psi-conducive syndrome, was developed from Patanjali’s yoga sutras. At the psychic level we experience mind not limited by time, space and the senses, as potential omniscience and omnipotence, considered by some as attributes of the divine, and called the siddhis in yogic philosophy. Patanjali says that these develop automatically as we become aware at the deeper levels of consciousness, called samadhi.

Serena Roney-Dougal did a PhD thesis in Parapsychology at Surrey University, and is the author of the books Where Science and Magic Meet and The Faery Faith. She has spent over 35 years studying and experiencing scientific, magical and spiritual aspects of the psyche, and has lectured and taught courses, seminars and workshops in America, Europe, Japan and India. For the past six years she has been researching the relationship between meditation and psychic awareness with Yogis and Tibetan Buddhists in India. This research is now continuing at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland.


Speaker(s):

Dr Serena Roney-Dougal | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

16 February 2010 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester St
London
WC1N 3AL
020 7242 7367
http://www.octobergallery.co.uk

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