Dear Friend by mikesanye


									                                          December 30, 2010

Dear Friends,
       Recent advances in science are posing new questions for spirituality:

      Are we in the midst of a major paradigm shift in science?
      Is there an ultimate reality?
      Does consciousness conceive, govern, construct and become the physical universe?
      Is the universe becoming self aware in the human nervous system?
      Is the next stage of human development conscious evolution?
      Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?
      How does our understanding of consciousness as pure potentiality enhance our
       capacity for intuition, creativity, conscious choice making, healing, and the
       awakening of dormant potentials such as non-local communication and non-local
       sensory experience?
      How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total
       well being (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community, financial and
If you find the above questions intriguing, I would love for you to join me and my colleagues
(who I consider Sages and Scientists) at the second annual Chopra Foundation
International Symposium: Sages and Scientists – The Merging of a New Future from
February 25-27, 2011 at La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, California).
        The speakers include:
        Victor Chan, Trustee and founding Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace
and Education; co-authored with His Holiness The Dalai Lama Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate
Conversations and Journeys.
        James Doty, M.D., Director and Founder of Project Compassion, Stanford
University, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist
        Duane Elgin, MBA and MA, GOI International Peace recipient, internationally
recognized visionary speaker and author, The Living Universe
        Amit Goswami, Professor of physics at the University of Oregon’s Institute of
Theoretical Science, and author, Creative Evolution
        Bernard Haisch, astrophysicist and author - The God Theory
        Stuart Hameroff, MD, physician and researcher at the University Medical Center
and Center for Consciousness Studies, and co-author with Sir Roger Penrose - Orchestrated
Reduction Of Quantum Coherence In Brain Microtubules: A Model For Consciousness?
        Mae Wan Ho, Ph. D., Biochemistry, 1993, 1998 Director of The Institute of
Science in Society (ISIS) and author - The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms
        Menas Kafatos, physicist, Founding Dean, Schmid College of Science, Vice
Chancellor for Special Projects, Director of the Center for Excellence in Applied,
Fundamental and Computational Science Professor, and author - The Nonlocal Universe and
The Conscious Universe
 2013 Costa Del Mar, Carlsbad, CA USA Tel: (760) 494-1625 Fax (760) 494-1622 Email:
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         Robert Lanza, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, and
Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, author - Biocentrism: How
Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe
         Leonard Mlodinow, Physicist, Co author – The Grand Design
 Dean Radin, PhD, Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Adjunct Faculty
 in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University, and author, The Conscious
 Universe and Entangled Minds
         V.S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition
 and Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the
 University, co author with Sandra Blakeslee - Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries
 of the Human Mind
         Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., evolution biologist, futurist, speaker, and author -
 Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution
         Masami Saionji, Chairperson of Byakko Shinko Kai, The World Peace Prayer
 Society, The Goi Peace Foundation, author – The Golden Key to Happiness, You Are the Universe,
 and Vision for the 21st Century
         Allan Savory, winner of the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, President and Co
 Founder of the Savory Institute
         Marilyn Schlitz, PhD., President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and
 author - Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.
         Henry Stapp, physicist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, author - Mind,
 Matter and Quantum Mechanics
         Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of Special Olympics
         Ian Somerhalder, Actor, Actor, humanitarian, environmentalist, Ian Somerhalder
         Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy, Professor of
 Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, and author - Decoding Darkness: The Search for
 the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
         Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director, The Buckminster Fuller Institute
         Jim Tucker, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences,
 University of Virginia Health System, author - Life Before Life: Children's Memories of Previous
         Alexander Tsiaras, Founder and CEO of, and Deepak Chopra

 Everything will be examined from the perspectives of both sages and scientists, with a view
 to finding common ground. I will be moderator for the symposium.

         Come and be enlightened about your emerging future. At the end of the symposium,
 we will summarize the current understanding of the issues that deeply affect all of us at the
 core of our being. The proceedings will be published by the Chopra Foundation in various
 media for distribution to academicians, scientists, and others throughout the world. National
 media has also been invited to attend. We aim to propel scientific investigation and research
 in the areas of consciousness.

         The Foundation is requesting a gift of $1,995 (in which $1,000 is tax deductible) for
 general participation. Your contribution will be used for collaborative research on
 the realization of consciousness, support of other charitable work, and underwrite the
 program costs. Your participation is valued because of your influence in society and because
 it’s my belief you are deeply interested in these deeper issues of our existence, and will use
 your circle of influence to spread this message of “advaita”.
        Accommodations are available at The La Costa Resort and Spa. For reservations,
please call (800) 854-5000.When making your reservation, please mention “THE CHOPRA
$169.00 per night, excluding Resort fees and taxes (Based on availability). In addition to the
specified room rates, there will be an Automatic Daily Resort charge of $10, plus California
Tourism Assessment Fee (which is currently 0.13%) per room, per night, plus applicable
taxes, which are currently 10%.

       Space is limited so please RSVP to Carolyn Rangel at 760-494-1600, register at, or email at as soon as possible if
you intend to come.

        As I personally find myself in the autumn of my life, I find myself facing my own
mortality with great awe and a deep reverence for the mystery of existence. It’s my sincere
hope that as we share our sense of wonder, our common understanding will further our
insights into the nature of compassion, love, healing and the bond of Being that we all share.

        It is my sincere hope that you will join us as a participant and audience member in
this exciting event. We will have a unique opportunity to see where the future of science is

                                        With warmest regards,


Enclosures      Participant Form

About The Chopra Foundation

Mission: To participate with individuals and organizations in creating a critical mass for a
peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world.

Core Activities:
   1. Education and Research
   a. Annual Sages and Scientists Symposium (
   b. Annual prizes to Sages and Scientists for contribution to the understanding of
      consciousness and their contribution to the betterment of humanity.
   c. Collaboration with universities and institutions on research on the scientific
      understanding of consciousness.

    2. Global Networks for Global and Personal Transformation
    3. Humanitarian
    a. Collaboration with and support
       - Akshaya Patra -
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                        The Chopra Foundation 2nd Annual International Sy mposium
                             Sages and Scientists - The Merging of a New Future
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                                                 February 25
                            Registration: 3:00-5:00 p m; Evening Session: 7:00 p m
                                February 26 - Fu ll Day and Evening Lectures:
                     8:00 am – 5:00 p m followed by Evening program fro m 7:00-9:00 p m
                                       February 27 – Full Day Lectures
                                              8:00 am – 6:00 p m

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