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Science and spirituality
Stoicism, Buddhism & Out of Body Experiences: A full day of talks exploring the complex harmonies of science & spirituality ____________________________________________________________________________________________ **Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.** For tickets, please click here - get a 10% discount with the code LPC ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever felt you went beyond your ordinary self and felt connected to something bigger than you? In a 2016 UK survey, over 84% of respondents (including atheists, agnostics, Christians, and Buddhists) said yes to this question. So what’s going on? In this series of talks, we’ll explore the science and psychology of spirituality. We’ll put spiritual ideas to the test of psychological research, and discuss whether science really can offer solutions to some of life’s greatest mysteries. You’ll learn: - The surprising links between the ancient philosophies of Buddhism and Stoicism, and modern psychotherapy (with Jules Evans, author and co-organizer of London Philosophy Club) - The complex harmonies of science and spirituality; how they complement each other and relate to the key transitional challenges that define our era (with Dr Oliver Robinson, lecturer at Greenwich University) - The amazing science of out-of-body experiences; whether anything really does leave the body during OBEs, and the profound effects this has on our sense of 'Self' (with Dr Susan Blackmore, author and respected expert on consciousness) This is an event for anyone who suspects, that in our rapid drive towards secularisation, we might be leaving something valuable behind. For information on the lectures, speakers, and tickets, please see: **Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.. For a 10% discount use the code LPC

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    The London Philosophy Club holds free talks from some of the leading contemporary philosophers, including (recently) Robert Skidelsky, John Gray, Galen Strawson, Angie Hobbs and Stephen Cave. We also organise debates, socials, and a regular reading group. Our events are fun, accessible and interactive, and are all guided by our belief that philosophy improves people's lives and should be open to all.

    At the moment, we're the biggest philosophy club in the world, and have featured on the BBC World Service, in the Financial Times and Independent, La Confidencial and La Reppublica, and at the How-The-Light-Gets-In festival.

    No background in Philosophy is necessary. You will get to know other philosophy lovers, curious souls, open-minded individuals who love wisdom and the exploration of ideas - in a non-academic, relaxed atmosphere, full of debate and challenging topics.

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