Dr Fred Cooper, Physics and Buddhism, NYC, June 23
- E-Vam Institute Presents:
THIS SATURDAY, June 23
A QUANTUM PHYSICIST'S PERSPECTIVE ON THE UNION OF CALM ABIDING AND
with Dr Fred Cooper
This course investigates where thoughts and awareness come from, where they abide and where they go--from the perspectives of
Mahamudra meditation and Quantum Physics. Participants will observe how thoughts proliferate and dissolve and explore the ways in which this kind of subjective investigation can relate to a physicist's conception of space and time. They will also investigate how the ground (alaya) consciousness can be likened to the quantum vacuum. Dr Cooper will show how meditation reduces the strength of thought proliferation through neuron plasticity in the same way that a laser can reduce quantum fluctuations by changing the strength of the interaction between cold atoms.
Dr Fred Cooper is a quantum field theorist who was a Ph.D. student of the Nobel Prize winning Physicist, Sheldon Glashow, one of the
co-inventors of the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. Fred has written over 200 published papers in various Physics
Journals and co-authored the book Supersymmetry and Quantum Mechanics. From 2002-2009, Fred was the Program Director for
Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation. He is currently a staff member in the Theory Division of Los Alamos
National Labs and is on the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. He has been a student of HE Tai Situ Rinpoche since 1981
and received from him the entire transmission of the Ngedon Gyatso (Ocean of Definitive Meaning) by the 9th Karmapa. He has also
received direct Mahamudra transmissions from HE the first Kalu Rinpoche and VV Mingyur Rinpoche. Fred has been teaching meditation
at Karma and Shangpa Kagyu centers affiliated with HE Kalu Rinpoche for over 20 years. He currently is the President of Kagyu Shenpen
Kunchab Buddhist Center in Santa Fe, NM.
This one-day seminar will be held at E-Vam Buddhist Institute, 1455 Lexington Avenue, 2B (at 94th Street), New York, NY 10128
Time: 10.00 am-12.00 noon and 2.00-4.00 pm
To register: call 518-392-6900 or email office@...