Nonduality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding
of non-separation and fundamental intrinsic oneness.
As great as the infinite space beyond is the space within the lotus of the heart.
Both heaven and earth are contained in that inner space,
both fire and air, sun and moon, lightning and stars.
Whether we know it in this world or know it not,
everything is contained in that inner space.
– Upanishads, Chandogya, 191
For thousands of years, through deep inner inquiry, philosophers and sages have come to the realization that there is only one substance and we are therefore all part of it. This substance can be called Awareness, Consciousness, Spirit, Advaita, Brahman, Tao, Nirvana or even God. It is constant, ever present, unchangeable and is the essence of all existence.
It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated.
We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,
tied into a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
In the last century Western scientists are arriving at the same conclusion: The universe does indeed comprise of a single substance, presumably created during the Big Bang, and all sense of being – consciousness – subsequently arises from it. This realization has ontological implications for humanity: fundamentally we are individual expressions of a single entity, inextricably connected to one another, we are all drops of the same ocean.
The world you perceive is made of consciousness; what you call matter is consciousness itself.
You are the space in which it moves, the time in which it lasts, the love that gives it life…
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
Science and Nonduality is a journey, an exploration of the nature of awareness, the essence of life from which all arises and subsides.
It is our mission to honor and nurture the ongoing exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and well-being, especially in light of the unique challenges facing our 21st century culture.
To achieve our mission, we:
• provide the arena for people to inquire, explore and experience the interconnectedness of life
• create a container characterized by authenticity, safety and respect for members of the community to communicate and explore together the many aspects of nonduality
• develop and share resources that facilitate the integration of nonduality into daily life.
Time is the substance I am made of.
Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river;
it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger;
it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.
– Jorge Luis Borges
At Science and Nonduality, preeminent scientists, philosophers, mystics and artists gather to explore and advance the new paradigm emerging in spirituality that is both grounded in cutting-edge science and consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality–the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life.
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