Demonstratio longe optima est experientia. By far the best proof is experience.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Novum Organum 1.70
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Science and technology are shaping the lifestyles and environments of today’s knowledge and innovation societies. But, how are we humans shaping science and technology? What are the metaphors and values that drive current scientific research and technological development?
This seminar focuses on what experiential wisdom practices such as meditation can offer to practitioners in science and technology to ensure that human quality shines through scientific research and technological development, and that the fruits of science and technology become a true witness of human well-being and of great respect for all life forms and the environment.
The seminar brought together scholars with an interest in the mindful, contemplative practice of science and technology, to discuss on the necessary human quality of tomorrow’s technoscientists.
The videos from the Seminar will be available soon
All the lectures from Healing Silence — a meditation retreat with healing at its core — are now available online in audio format.
The retreat was held on Bere Island, 26 September to 2 October 2015, led by Fr. Laurence Freeman and Dr. Barry White.
Dr. Cathy Day and Mr Ernie Christie of Townsville Catholic Education in Queensland, Australia were in South Africa recently, offering a series of nine seminars titled “A Way to Peace: Teaching Meditation to Children”. The nine seminars were given between 21 September and 1 October in Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and ending in Cape Town where the presenters spent a few days relaxing before returning to Australia.
At the seminars, participants were given an overview of the Townsville story and were invited to meditate together to get first-hand experience of this way of prayer. The presenters ended the seminar posing the question to all of what this introduction to meditation might mean for their personal lives and professional practice.