Living deeply

Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten and Tina Amorok are researchers at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The three have produced a book based on that research, "Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life."

Schlitz and Vieten will be in the Rogue Valley to conduct a presentation and workshop based on the book.

The presentation will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The book and the presentation feature observations by Angeles Arrien, Sylvia Boorstein, Ram Dass, Stanislav Groff, Gerald Jampolsky, Jon Kabat-Zinn, George Leonard, Rachel Naomi Remen, Huston Smith, Starhawk and many others.

The evening presentation will include an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a conversation on the book's themes.

Tickets for the presentation are $15 general, $10 for students and those with low incomes.

There will be an educational workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Blending the rigors of science with the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions, the workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore and experience the kinds of transformations in consciousness that dramatically and permanently change a person's world view to one that is more loving, kind, compassionate and connected to others. Cost is $120 and includes lunch.

For more than a decade, the researchers interviewed 60 leaders and teachers from psychology, sociology and physics as well as spiritual traditions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism, Buddhism and Hinduism, plus more than 1,000 other people.

Schlitz is a clinical research scientist and medical anthropologist. She is vice president for research and education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and senior scientist at the Research Institute at California Pacific Medical Center, based in San Francisco.

Vieten is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Medicine Research Group at the Research Institute and vice president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.

The Institute for Noetic Sciences was founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut and scientist Edgar Mitchell to advance the science of consciousness and human experience.

For more information about "Living Deeply," see and

For more about the presentation and workshop details, call 488-0339.

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