Monday 13 November 2017
IMAX Theatre, 19.30–20.45 (Doors open 19.00)
Wherever you look these days, mindfulness and meditation are being hailed as cure-alls, from reducing stress and anxiety to reducing blood pressure and even managing chronic pain. But does reality match the hype?
Named as one of India’s 50 most influential people, yogi and New York Times best-selling author Sadhguru will join us for a conversation with acclaimed science journalist and fellow New York Times best-selling author Jo Marchant on the mind-body connection along with science and spirituality.
Through yoga programmes around the world and inspiring social outreach initiatives, Sadhguru’s Isha Foundation has created a massive movement dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing.
Sadhguru says, “As there is a science and technology to create external wellbeing, there is a whole dimension of science and technology for inner wellbeing”. Yoga is described as one of the “ancient sciences”, but can it really be considered a science? And what exactly is the science behind Inner Engineering?
We’ll be addressing these questions and exploring a wide array of topics, including the nature of consciousness, the effects of modern life and its stresses on mental health, our reliance on technology and social media, and our relationship with the natural world.
Sadhguru has addressed audiences at the United Nations World Headquarters, the UN Millennium World Peace Summit, TEDx, Oxford Union, Harvard, Yale and the World Economic Forum to name a few, and we look forward to a lively debate.
£10 Standard, £8 Concessions/Senior, £15 Premium
This event features live speech-to-text subtitling for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. This service is provided by Stagetext.