Richard Rohr, OFM
Founder of the The Center for Action and Contemplation
Richard will present the similarities, the differences, and the complementarities between the Eastern and Western understandings of transformation. Some have called the goal enlightenment, some salvation, some ecstasy, nirvana, or heaven. What is the goal of the spiritual journey according to the main line Christian tradition? What Christian spirituality called the unitive way was often described as non-dual consciousness by Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Are we often seeking the same thing? How can we honor and respect each of these spiritual traditions?
SAND 2011 is a journey and exploration of
the nature of awareness from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and direct experience. Hear presentations of world-renowned quantum physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors like John Hagelin, Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf, Menas Kafatos, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Jeff Foster and many
more, over this four-day conference.
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now, infinityâ€¦ SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of
time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
Richard Rohr OFM
Richard Rohr, OFM, is a Franciscan priest and international speaker who has been featured on NPR and with Dr. Mehmet Oz on Oprah Radio™. He is the founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A regular contributor to Sojourners magazine, he is the author of more than 80 books, audios, and DVDs, including most recently The Naked Now (The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009).