FUTURE PROGRAMS, 2016 & 2017
December 11, 2016: Reincarnation: The Data and the Dharma
January 8, 2017: Dr. Jeffrey J. Kripal
April 9, 2017: Julie Parker
Program December 11, 2016
Reincarnation: The Data and the Dharma
People often casually say that there's no evidence for reincarnation or for any afterlife experience, but a growing body of evidence actually sheds some light on what happens after the body dies. In this workshop, we'll review some of the research from the University of Virginia's Division of Perceptual Studies, which has for decades been investigating cases of children who claim to remember previous lives. You'll learn about their methodology and some of their findings, and then we'll explore the ways that traditional Buddhist models of mind speak to the contemporary research.
Sunday December 22, 2016 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Unity of Houston, in the Chapel
Dr. Claire Villarreal
Claire Villarreal , a native of Fort Worth, TX, has been practicing and studying Buddhism since 1997. She completed her undergraduate studies, including two years of Tibetan language study, with Dawn Mountain cofounder Anne C. Klein to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Religious studies at Rice University in 1999. Next she traveled to Thailand, where she trained with Theravada Buddhist monastics, and she has spent time in India and Nepal practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism. After returning to Texas, Claire has taught in a variety of settings in Fort Worth and Houston since 2004. She defended her dissertation, on the interface between contemplative practice and philosophical developments in Tibet, at Rice with Anne as advisor in spring of 2015. She is now the Programs Director at Dawn Mountain.
Houston IONS is a SIG community group studying and supporting the work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California. (www:noetic.org)
We conduct monthly programs ranging from reflective, discussion and experiential.
We normally meet on the second Sunday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.