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Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience

Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience

This video was recorded at The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. In a mind-stretching talk covering the history of the planet, development of higher-order consciousness, and East-West religious practices, Trappist monk Thomas Keating claims that humanity is poised to take its next evolutionary step, to the "furthest levels of human understanding." While Keating's focus is on the "human family," he begins his talk with Earth's emergence from the cosmos, and the origins of life on this planet. He dwells on human evolution, especially development of the neocortex. This "point at which the human spirit began to function" is captured by scripture, when God breathes life into Adam, suggests Keating. The greatest achievement of this long sweep of history, Keating proposes, is... Show More
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