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Math, Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence with Deepak Chopra

Dr. Deepak Chopra speaks on the topic of whether placing consciousness into something that is non – biological material is possible. Chopra explains his interpretation by speaking about mathematical frameworks, Einstein, and the gap of discontinuity.

To learn more about taking a course with Dr. Chopra at Sofia University, try a sample lesson from our course “Death Makes Life Possible.”


About Dr. Deepak Chopra

DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.He is currently a professor at Sofia University in the PhD program.



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Descartes, “Political Deals” and Inner Experience: Reconciling Science and Wisdom Traditions

Is consciousness an illusion? Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, Program Chair of the Doctoral program at Sofia University discusses her views on this fascinating topic.

Dr. Schlitz, who also serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine.

Her most recent research has focused on how death makes life possible, of which she was lead author with Dr. Deepak Chopra.  You can view her videos on diverse perspectives to healing  here.

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“Death Makes Life Possible” Receives Film Award.

February 10, 2017

Marilyn Schlitz 2The film “Death Makes Life Possible” produced and written by Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, chair of the doctoral programs at ITP,  and Dr. Deepak Chopra, Professor of Consciousness Studies, and directed by Mark Krigbaum, has just been awarded under the category “UNDISCOVERED (Must View)” in the Culture Unplugged film festival.

About the Film “Death Makes Life Possible

The film follows Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, who had her own near death experience as a teenager, as she explores the meaning of death and how to live without fear. Interviews with such luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Dean Radin and others are shared along with personal stories of people facing their own encounters with death. Dr. Schlitz based her winter 2017 course Multiple Epistemologies on Death and the Afterlife” on the book and film.

What is the Culture Unplugged Film Festival?

(From the website) Culture Unplugged festivals support the awakening-global-citizenry in their quest to contemplate on the present form of individual being, the current stage of humanity, the nature/environment, as well as the ever-evolving spirit/consciousness.

How the Festival Team Chooses Awardees

The Culture Unplugged festival team selects a large group of films from all festival entries that they believe best embody the spirit, visions, and aspirations of the festival. These films are contemplative and attempt to consciously guide the global citizens toward a vision of integration or life of wholeness. They are presented under the “Undiscovered” section of the site on a rotating basis, and this reward goes to the film in that section that has been recognized the most by the audience as well as by a special panel of evolutionaries and storytellers.

ITP-logo_smallAbout The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University

Since 1975, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University has continued to be an international leader and pioneer, moving humanity forward in the areas of transpersonal research and transpersonal education. training clinicians, spiritual guides, wellness caregivers, and consultants who apply transpersonal principles and values in a variety of settings.  The Sofia educational model offers students not only a solid intellectual foundation, but an extraordinary opportunity for deep transformational growth and personal experience of the subject matter. How does Sofia University accomplish this? The university builds upon its strong, whole-person psychological foundation to give students a greater understanding of the human condition.

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