Learn with University of California San Diego (UCSD) professor and CHI Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Paul Mills, as he explores the meaning of non-duality with Rupert Spira, author of The Transparency of Things. During this interview, Paul and Rupert discuss that although we have constructed a world of duality, in reality, the distinction that our mind is different from matter does not exist. Ultimately, embracing and understanding that there is no separation between all things and recognizing our mind as unlimited self-awareness leads to a greater sense of wellbeing through reacquainting ourselves with the true nature of self.
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The Science of Healing Summit
March 15-19, 2021
Please join Dr. Paul Mills and Dr. Shamini Jain as they co-host the Shift Network’s The Science of Healing Summit, March 15 – 19, 2021. We hope you can join us as we explore and learn from our esteemed colleagues about the science of healing. Be on the lookout for information in the coming weeks!
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Bio courtesy of https://chopra.com/bio/rupert-spira
From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of 17 he learned to meditate and began studying and practicing the teachings of the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition under the guidance of Dr. Francis Roles and Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the north of India, which he continued for the next 20 years. Rupert lives in the UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and the U.S. In these meetings he explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Hinduism, Buddhism, mystical Christianity, Sufism and Zen, and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience.
Paul Mills, Ph.D. is a long-standing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported clinical investigator with expertise in psychoneuroimmune processes in wellness and in disease, with a current focus on integrative medicine. He is director of the UC San Diego Clinical Research Biomarker Laboratory and Co-director of the UC San Diego CTRI’s Translational Research Technology (TRT) Laboratories Program. He is currently serving as director of research at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.