Calendar

Nov
7
Sat
2020
Kim Penberthy PhD-Beyond the Brain: Further Reaches of Consciousness. Dr. Penberthy will present-Contemplative Practices and Extraordinary Experiences (live online conference) @ Live Zoom Conference
Nov 7 @ 2:30 pm

Kim Penberthy PhD presents: Contemplative Practices and Extraordinary Experiences.

Extraordinary experiences and abilities may be brought about by intentionally changing consciousness via various contemplative methods such as meditating. Some research indicates that various forms of meditation are associated with increased mindfulness and paranormal experiences of precognition, telepathy, clairvoyance, and synchronicities. Data exploring these descriptive studies of reported experiences will be presented, along with our early investigations on the impact of a meditation course in various populations. We will focus on self-reported extraordinary experiences and psi in a variety of contexts and studies and present data that found large percentages of people in the general public report such experiences. We will also review our most recent research comparing a self-selected group of meditators versus non-meditators and our findings regarding the frequency and impact of self-reported mindfulness, paranormal experiences, and performance on psi tasks over time and the meaning associated with these experiences. Recommendations for future research will also be provided.

November 7th, 2020, 2:30 pm London time.

This is a ticketed event.

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Mind Beyond Brain 2020-Live on line conference

A preview of Dr. Penberthy’s talk:

Edward Kelly PhD-Beyond the Brain: Further Reaches of Consciousness. Dr. Kelly will present-Mind Beyond Brain: Towards Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality (live online conference) @ Live Zoom Conference
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm

Edward Kelly PhD presents: Mind Beyond Brain: Towards Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality

This presentation will begin with a sketch of the 15-year Esalen “Sursem” (from “survival seminar”) project that resulted in the books Irreducible Mind (2007) and Beyond Physicalism (2015).

The former mainly sought to collect in one place a large amount of empirical evidence for various “rogue” psychological and physiological phenomena that resist or defy explanation in conventional physicalist terms, while the latter went on with a modest degree of success to the more difficult problem of identifying some more commodious sort of conceptual framework, or worldview, or metaphysical system potentially capable of accommodating those phenomena. Dr. Kelly will then go on to a brief account of subsequent developments including recent advances in both research and theory, which will result early next year in a third book in this series, and end by attempting to state succinctly what Dr. Kelly thinks the entire project adds up to, both intellectually and practically.

November 7th, 2020, 4:00 London time.

This is a ticketed event.

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Mind Beyond Brain 2020-Live on line conference

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Kim Penberthy PhD–The Scientific and Medical Network: An Introduction to the Study of the Mind-Body Relationship with a Focus on Extraordinary Experiences and Fear of Death (live online event) @ Live Zoom Event
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kim Penberthy PhD, will present “An Introduction to the Study of the Mind-Body Relationship with a Focus on Extraordinary Experiences and Fear of Death” in a live Zoom presentation, hosted by Claudia Nielsen, as part of an ongoing series of The Scientific and Medical Network London group talks currently held online. These talks were previously held as live events in Hampstead, London.

Kim will provide a brief overview of the Division of Perceptual Studies of the University of Virginia, its history, and current research focus, including near death experiences and their impact. She will then focus on her own current research exploring the impact of both spontaneous experiences, such as perceived communications from deceased loved ones, and intentionally induced alterations in consciousness, via such things as meditation and other contemplative exercises. The results of multiple studies exploring these impacts will be discussed. She will also explore fear of death and dying and their recent research exploring the prevalence of such as well as potential effective strategies to reduce this anxiety and why doing so would be beneficial.

9th November, 2020:7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, London time

This is a ticketed live zoom event.

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Mar
6
Sat
2021
Bruce Greyson: IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents “After” Book Launch
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in this online book launch event with Dr. Bruce Greyson who will be discussing his new book After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond

The book covers Dr. Greyson’s personal and professional journey in the field of near-death studies over his long, four decade career.

You can reserve your seat today for this online event to honor Dr. Greyson for the incredible gift of a lifetime of service and careful research that has changed the world’s awareness and perception of the phenomenon of near-death and similar experiences.

This is expected to be a very popular event and there is limited virtual seating so please reserve your seat today.

The event will include a fireside chat with Dr. Greyson.

Mar
28
Sun
2021
Kim Penberthy PhD-discussant: NUS Depart of Psychology-online workshop, “Bridging Esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism Practices With Science to Enhance Human Cognition” @ Singap
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 8:00 am

National University of Singapore Depart. of Psychology is hosting an online workshop: “Bridging Esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism Practices With Science to Enhance Human Cognition”

The workshop brings together psychologists, neuroscientists, and medical scientists together with Vajrayana scholars and practitioners to examine the effects of mind-body practices of Vajrayana—the Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist tradition on enhancing human cognition and creativity.

The online conference takes place: 16 March 2021 – 4 April 2021

March 28: from 5 pm – 8 pm

7:00 – 7:45 pm:  Risks associated with advanced Vajrayana practices and their medical applications

Panel discussants:  Jennifer Kim Penberthy (University of Virginia), Laurence Kirmayer (McGill University), Alexander Levitov (East Virginia Medical School)

Based on the pre-recorded talks, the panel will discuss scientific research on creativity and the ways Vajrayana practices can contribute to understanding creativity concepts in general and the main meditation techniques currently under study.

Please click for the detailed program HERE and register your attendance HERE.

The format is both asynchronous (from March 16–26, 2021) and synchronous (live sessions via Zoom on March 26-28, April 2-4, 2021):

  • Virtual Workshop: All talks will be recorded in advance and be made available from March 16, 2021 until March 26, 2021.
  • Live Sessions: There will be a number of panels, related to the recorded talks, each with an assigned timeslot for live discussion in real-time during March 26-28, and April 2-4, 2021.

Please note: All times are in EST. Due to speakers and participants joining us internationally, the organizers understand
that online session times may not be suitable for everyone. They will be recorded and uploaded on the
website for future viewings.

Apr
23
Fri
2021
Dr. Bruce Greyson: IONS Live “After; A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond” @ Live Online Event
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Co-produced by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Scientific and Medical Network

What Do Near-Death Experiences Suggest About Life, Death, and Beyond?

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are profound experiences that frequently occur on the threshold of death. They include phenomena that are difficult if not impossible to reconcile with a materialistic view of the mind, such as enhanced thinking and perceptions while the brain is severely impaired, accurate perceptions from outside the physical body, and encounters with deceased persons not known to have died. Dr. Bruce Greyson has been studying NDEs for almost half a century. In this presentation, he shares some of his most important findings on the nature of life and death, illustrating his research data with captivating examples.

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond
Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

or

2:00-3:30 pm EST

 

REGISTER FOR FREE!

Dr. Greyson will discuss challenges in researching NDEs, establishing the reality of NDEs, the most common features of the experience, various models that have been proposed to explain NDEs, and the dramatic transformations that usually follow NDEs. Finally, he will discuss the implications of NDEs for our understanding of mind and brain, for our understanding of the possibility of post-mortem survival, and for our understanding of the relationship between biological and spiritual events and what that implies about what it means to be human.

Apr
30
Fri
2021
Dr. Bruce Greyson: Keynote Speaker IANDS Spring Symposium, “Providing Care for Those Touched by Near-Death and Related Experiences: Ethical Best Practices” @ Live Online Event
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 8:45 pm

IANDS Spring Symposium:  Providing Care for Those Touched by Near-Death and Related Experiences-Ethical Best Practices

Dr. Bruce Greyson: Keynote Speaker

Friday, April 30, 2021 

11:00 am- 8:45 pm EDT 

Register  $75

Research shows that in at least one-fifth of near-death experiencers’ most memorable episodes of disclosing their NDE to a healthcare provider, family member, or friend, the experiencer came away feeling harmed.

The purpose of this one-day symposium is for anyone—professional or layperson—to complete the day feeling confident that they know how to fulfill their professional ethical and personal moral responsibility to do no harm to near-death and related experiencers. Join us to hear experiencers, healthcare providers, a bioethicist, and friends reveal their best and worst experiences of disclosure and offer their most important advice about how others can avoid harm and increase help to those touched by near-death and related experiences.

Marieta Pehlivanova, PhD: IANDS Spring Symposium, “Summary-Ethical Best Practice Recommendations for Responding to Near-Death & Related Experiencers” @ Live Online Event
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IANDS Spring Symposium

“Summary: Ethical Best Practice Recommendations for Responding to Near-Death & Related Experiencers”

Presented by Janice Miner Holden, EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP & Marieta Pehlivanova, PhD

Friday, April 30, 2021 

11:00 am- 8:45 pm EDT 

Register  $75

Research shows that in at least one-fifth of near-death experiencers’ most memorable episodes of disclosing their NDE to a healthcare provider, family member, or friend, the experiencer came away feeling harmed.

The purpose of this one-day symposium is for anyone—professional or layperson—to complete the day feeling confident that they know how to fulfill their professional ethical and personal moral responsibility to do no harm to near-death and related experiencers. Join us to hear experiencers, healthcare providers, a bioethicist, and friends reveal their best and worst experiences of disclosure and offer their most important advice about how others can avoid harm and increase help to those touched by near-death and related experiences.

 

Jun
9
Wed
2021
Bruce Greyson: Vail Symposium, “Crossing the Threshold: The Continuity of Consciousness From This Life To The Next” @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vail Symposium Zoom Webinar:

Crossing the Threshold: The Continuity of Consciousness From This Life To The Next

 

Bruce GreysonPresenting for the Vail Symposium, Dr. Greyson will discuss issues such as challenges in researching NDEs; establishing the reality of NDEs; the most common features of the experience, including enhanced thinking and perception, the life review and out-of-body experiences, highlighting features that are independent of cultural or religious beliefs; and various models that have been proposed to explain NDEs, including the relationship of NDEs to mental illness, to various alterations in brain biology, and to psychological factors.

As startling as some of these findings are, however, Dr. Greyson’s primary interest as a psychiatrist is in how NDEs dramatically transform experiencers. In this presentation, he will discuss changes in attitudes toward life and death, changes in spirituality, and changes in behavior – both positive and challenging aftereffects.

  • June 9th, 2021
  • 6:00-7:00 pm Mountain Time
  • This is a FREE Zoom Webinar
  • Please register here 
Jun
13
Sun
2021
Bruce Greyson: Spiritual Awakenings International™ Conference 2021,”Bringing us Together” @ Live Online Event
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spiritual Awakenings International™ Conference 2021,”Bringing us Together”

Saturday June 12 – Sunday June 13, 2021

This is Spiritual Awakenings International first online conference.  Renown experts and fascinating experiencers from around the world will be presenting for this online event.

Free Online Event: Register 

Dr. Bruce Greyson MD is presenting on SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021, 12:00 NOON PST or 3:00 pm EST

“After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond”