This 8-part seminar will compare and contrast faith and evidence-based knowledge systems by examining scientific paradigms through the lens of Bhakti-sastras, and vice versa. We will explore themes such as origins, evolution, cosmology, consciousness, the nature of evidence, burdens of proof, and the scientific practice of bhakti-yoga.
- 8 Sundays beginning April 23, 2023
- 10:00am – 11:30am (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Online & In-person
- To attend in person
Register here: https://forms.gle/iZ9S3XsY1sHM31358
Please register in advance. Spaces are limited and will be reserved for registrants only.
- To attend online
Meeting ID: 849 4431 7615
April 23 The Asymptotes of Knowledge
The first session will lay the groundwork for the entire series by exploring big-picture questions such as the nature of scientific evidence and theories, the causes of religious and spiritual faith, and the ontology of genuine knowledge. We will explore these issues by taking a virtual trip to the Grand Canyon questioning the existence of Deep Time.
April 30 Hoaxes, Conspiracies, and the Flat Earth
May 7 Memes, Maps, Models, and Mandalas
May 14 OFF WEEK (HOLIDAY)
May 21 The Bhagavatam Bang
May 28 Did Mouse Deer Really Become Whales?
June 4 Puranic vs. Geologic Time
June 11 Knowledge In the Information Age
June 18 “All this I declare to be knowledge”
June 25 The Science of Self-Realization
Jonathan Banks (Pracarananda das) has a doctorate in geosciences. He studied renewable energy development as an academic research scientist for 15 years before moving to New Raman Reti in Alachua, FL to teach math and science at Bhaktivedanta Academy North America.