Science and the Yoga Sutra of Patañjali
Begins: Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:00 noon (PT)
Ends: Friday, March 22, 2013, 9:00 AM (PT)
Presentation Center, Los Gatos, California
Keynote Presentation: Science of the Siddhis
Dean Radin, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The awe underlying most religious traditions is fueled by tales of marvels and miracles. Are the legendary superpowers of Jesus, Moses, Buddha or Muhammad real, or are they fairytales told to amuse or control us? Dr. Radin will consider this question by discussing an ancient guide to the superpowers—Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra
—from a scientific perspective. The Yoga Sutra
describes in detail the superpowers (siddhis
) one supposedly gains through the disciplined practice of yoga. Some of these abilities have been thoroughly examined under scientifically controlled conditions for over a century. What have we learned?
Dean Radin PhD has been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) since 2001. Before joining IONS he conducted research on exceptional capacities of consciousness at Princeton University, Edinburgh University, University of Nevada, and SRI International.
(photo by John Zueli)