“Broadly speaking, although there are some differences, I think Buddhist philosophy and Quantum Mechanics can shake hands on their view of the world. We can see in these great examples the fruits of human thinking.”
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Melding Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Science & Wisdom LIVE is proud to collaborate with Jamyang London Buddhist Centre to launch an e-Learning programme and to present, Buddhism & Quantum Physics, a first online course that explores the profound parallels between Buddhist philosophy and modern quantum physics. The intersection of Buddhist studies and quantum physics bridges the gap between the ancient wisdom of contemplative tradition with modern scientific knowledge, therefore expanding your understanding of the nature of reality.
Why Take This Course?
This interactive online learning course will provide you with new tools to analyse your mind and investigate the nature of reality and the self. With this fundamental shift in perspective, you can become more open to experiencing joy in daily life, expanding your worldview, improving your well-being, experiencing mindfulness, and cultivating a deeper meditation practice.
The Course Experience
Your teachers for this online course are Professor Carlo Rovelli, Geshe Namdak, Dr. Michel Bitbol, Professor John Dunne, Scott Snibbe, Dr John Realpe and Dr Marco Colnaghi. As leading experts in their respective academic fields and contemplative traditions, they provide dialogues that are incredibly insightful, captivating, inclusive, and accessible. They will guide you step-by-step through a syllabus that includes video lectures, dialogues, articles, Buddhist texts, lecture notes, self-assessment tools, Buddhist meditations and two live interactive elements.
You will begin with two tailored introductions to Buddhist Tenets and Quantum Physics, after which you will follow the syllabus which is organised in six modules:
- Introduction to Quantum Physics
- Appearance & Reality
- Buddhist Epistemology
- Emptiness in Buddhism and Quantum Mechanics
- Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Consciousness
- Experiential Meditation Workshop, in which you learn how to apply your new knowledge into your everyday life and wellbeing.
Who Should Enroll?
This online course is accessible to all, whether you are a beginner to Buddhism and quantum physics, well-versed in Buddhist teachings, a renowned physicist, or even a bodhisattva. You do not need prior knowledge of Buddhism or quantum physics to benefit from participating in this course. You only need a desire to learn! Our syllabus is designed to be highly accessible, engaging, and applicable to daily life; anyone who is interested in Buddhist practice or quantum physics is welcome to join.
Benefits and Outcomes
The goal of the course is to unite people from all backgrounds to mutually explore the intricate connections between science and spirituality. Every human being is searching for meaning in this mysterious universe and through this shared sense of wonder we can cultivate insights, build our community (sangha) and expand the consciousness of humanity.
Buddhism & Quantum Physics can be completed in your own time, whether you take it as a six-week course or throughout several months. When you sign up, you will have one year of full, unlimited online access.
Accessibility and Scholarships
We are committed to making this Buddhism course an accessible learning experience that anyone can fit into their daily life. If pricing is of concern, please get in touch – no one will be turned away because of lack of funds. Please also stay tuned for the BEAM scholarships that will be available for eligible candidates.
So, are you ready to traverse the fascinating intersections of Buddhism and quantum physics?