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7pm - Tuesday – October 2nd, 2018. IONS Austin is delighted to present this exclusive event: THE RELICS OF THE BUDDHA AND YOU – The Science of Intention and the Realization of Human Potential: Lessons from the Buddha’s Relics - with Nisha Manek, MD. The Buddha Relics have survived over 2,500 years since in the possession of the Buddha who founded Buddhism between the 6th and 4th Century B.C.. It is believed that the Relics have been imprinted with the consciousness of the original Buddhist masters. Even after 2,500 years, the Buddha Relics continue to heal and uplift consciousness in the presence of their subtle energies. Dr. Manek’s personal connection with the Relics, coupled with her subtle energy work with Bill Tiller, PhD of “What in the Bleep do We Know?” fame, make for an especially rare gift to share with Austin’s holistic and consciousness communities! The Relics are considered sacred and impressive stories abound of their healing powers and cause of shifts into higher states of consciousness. People have experienced profound shifts in consciousness, reported ailments being healed, and emotional and mental states have been lifted in the presence of the Buddha Relics. The Relics of the Buddha’s 15 year global tour ended in December 2015. The relics are now permanently housed in India near where the Buddha spent his last days. A reception for Dr. Manek after the evening’s program will take place at a nearby residence, open to all who attend the presentation. Details and location will be announced at the event. More About IONS Austin Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Austin’s mission is to foster our human potential and the science that connects us for a better world. We are inspired to take action to help humanity and the planet thrive. We are all part of an interconnected whole in Consciousness. The story of the Buddha Relics contributes to that consciousness in a profound way – that speaks to our head, heart, and soul. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Tue - Oct 2nd Place: Unity Church of the Hills 9905 Anderson Mill Rd Austin TX. 78750 Doors and registration: Open at 6:30pm Cost: $10 Suggested Free-Will Offering. No one will be turned away. For more information about this event, please visit: Organizer: IONS Austin Record Created by: Julia Chambers - The Austin Alchemist

Unity Church of the Hills

9905 Anderson Mill Road · Austin, TX


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    IONS Austin is a registered community group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences ( (IONS). “Noetic” comes from the Greek word "nous," which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.”

    IONS Austin's mission is to foster and further our human potential and the science that connects us.

    IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) was co-founded by the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell in 1973. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.

    IONS' Goal is to create a shift in consciousness worldwide—where people recognize that we are all part of an interconnected whole and are inspired to take action to help humanity and the planet thrive. This link provides an overview of IONS and an excellent brief video: Overview of IONS (

    Our IONS community group name has been updated to: IONS Austin. We were previously named IONS Austin Community Group/ (a.k.a.) ‘Austin Consciousness Explorers (ACE).’ For purposes of clarity and updating our branding, we are dispensing with the acronym ‘ACE’ and the name “Austin Consciousness Explorers." Thus the Meetup Group is now IONS Austin. The history of IONS Austin may be found at: History of Austin Consciousness Explorers (ACE) (

    IONS AUSTIN LEADERSHIP: As of October 2017, our new Community Group Leader is JOE LAM . Our designated Meetup Co-Organizer will continue to be Bob Price, Advisor and designated Meetup Organizer due to his lead of the INACS/Austin Consciousness Connections Meetup group, a partner organization whose Meetup website we share. We invite you to also checkout INACS and their monthly meetings here (

    We have a newly formed Advisory Council whose members are Katya Walter, Bob Price, Chuck Robison, Karen Robison,and Stephanie Traska. With the Advisory Council support, IONS Austin aspires to introduce new, interesting, and compelling noetic programs and speakers to IONS Austin. We normally meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Registration begins at 6:30pm.

    PLEASE NOTE: IONS Austin has a new meeting location: Unity Church of the Hills located at 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750. (Enter thru the main front doors. We meet in Friendship Hall, immediately to the left of the sanctuary.) Cost of Meeting: A suggested free-will offering of $5/pp goes to the church for use of the meeting room. We look forward to seeing you soon at IONS Austin! You’ll be glad you came!

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