Hey! I’m appearing at an “Afterlife Conference” in February. I’m posting a link here. My old friend Professor Robert Thurman is hosting the event through Menla, the non profit organization set up by the Dalai Lama for Friends of Tibet. Robert is both an engaging speaker, a sage and a teacher of Buddhist philosophy, and I have had the privilege to travel to both India and Tibet with him and hear his insight into many things, including the afterlife. I could argue that without being allowed to accompany him to a trip around Mt. Kailash, I wouldn’t be on this page.
SIGN UP USING THIS LINK IF INTERESTED!https://thusmenla.org/p/the-art-of-living-and-dying?affcode=790278_cey7_hrr
Based on the research I’ve been doing into “how to stay in touch with the flipside” - I’ve been invited to be part of this teaching conference. Others who will participate are Deepak Chopra, Dr. Eben Alexander and fascinating speakers, so it’s an august group to be associated with.
Some have asked me about doing this kind of thing, and it’s the first I’ve agreed to be part of. I will be talking about the new book “Tuning Into the Afterlife: Staying in Touch with the Flipside” - and discussing the latest research, as well as the unusual methods I’ve used to film people reaching out to the flipside and learning new information about doing so. (Cannot be cryptomnesia if it’s new information.)
I’m happy to share the link - there’s a fee to sign up that goes to the organization and I can suggest that if one can afford it, there will be some really interesting, sage folks participating that will make it worth anyone’s while to hear what they have to say about the journey.
So for serious students of the flipside (I say that tongue in cheek) or for those who want to explore THE ART OF DYING TO LIVE here’s the first notice of it:
The Art of Dying to Live: An Exploration of Life, Death, and the Afterlife
February 23 - 27, 2022
It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in our online conference and practice retreat, The Art of Dying to Live.
This is THUS | Menla’s new incarnation of a powerfully transformative event Tibet House US launched with the New York Open Center 20 years ago, which introduced thousands to the cheerful exploration of the realities of death and dying as the doorway to living ever more vibrantly in the precious moments of life. Over these five days, experienced practitioners will present visions and lead practices drawn from spiritual wisdom, scientific insight, and time-tested experiential methods of dealing with death and dying that immeasurably enrich the lives of those facing death, as well as those facing bereavement.
Join us to explore ancient and modern understandings and engagements with the arts of dying and living through the lenses of different traditions, including Tibetan and Zen Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Judaic, and Shamanic traditions. Study the nature of death as part of life, and compare all visions of possible afterlife experiences from existential to theistic to shamanic.
Teachings and practices will be weaved throughout the conference to help us contemplate our own life and death more fully. Experts from the field of care giving and bereavement will bring support to those who are caring for those at the end of life or grieving for a loved one.
In this interactive online conference, you will hear from leading keynote speakers on the subject:
Dr. Eben Alexander, Sierra Campbell, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Terri Daniel, Joan Halifax, Andrew Holecek, Jussara Korngold, Simcha Raphael, Henrietta Mann, Dr. Gabor Maté, Frank Ostaseski, Mingyur Rinpoche, Therese Schroeder-Sheker Robert Thurman, Alberto Villoldo, Henry Fersko-Weiss, Dr. Jessica Zitter and Richard Martini.
Participants will have the opportunity to dive deeper with live Q&A and interactive breakout sessions on the subjects of: Preparing for the Journey; Visions of the Afterlife; and Grief, Bereavement, and Forgiveness.
All participants are welcome to take this journey with us, into the Art of Dying to Live from February 23 - 27, 2022.
DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.
Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.
For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book, Total Meditation (Harmony Books, September 22, 2020) helps to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US | Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet.
A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, skilled translator of Buddhist texts, and inspiring writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Freindly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life
In partnership with Nena Thurman and dedicated contributors, he now focuses on making Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa a global center for the promotion, study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist healing arts and sciences of body, mind, and spirit, dedicated as a complement to the vast life work of its patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
To learn more: www.bobthurman.com.
Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
He experienced a transcendental Near-Death-Experience (NDE) during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection that completely transformed his worldview.
A pioneering scientist and modern thought leader in the emerging science that acknowledges the primacy of consciousness in the universe, he is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven and Living in a Mindful Universe.
To learn more about his work: www.ebenalexander.com