Brisbane Institute of Noetic Sciences Community Group (BrisIONS) (http://brisions.webs.com/) is an open Brisbane community that meets once a month and discusses and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.
Each month a member of the group presents a topic for about 30 minutes. After the presentation the group gathers in a circle for 20 minutes and members share stories, responses, thoughts and questions.
Depending on numbers and time, we then break into groups of 3 or 4 and share experiences.
This format works well by engaging members and building community through both the larger and smaller group sharings.
We meet at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of the month. The cost of running this Meetup Website is $150 per year. At the moment I am paying for that. I suggest a gold coin donation from each participator at every meeting to cover that cost. Any monies left over will go into the donations box of the Brahma Kumaris, where the meetings are held, to help towards the electricity, tea and coffee that they provide.
no•et•ic sci•ences: A multidisciplinary field that brings objective scientific tools and techniques together with subjective inner knowing to study the full range of human experiences.
We would like to than the Brahma Kumaris Australia for allowing us to use their premises and facilities to hold our meetings.