Conference Proceedings

Fifth Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind

The Spirit of Wellness and Oneness


September 27, 2014 Saturday Morning Session

7:30am-8:00am Registration
8:00am-8:30am Meditation
Guide: Vicky Garach
8:30am-9:30am Conference Opening Session
9:30am-10:00am Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am-11:00am Dr. Christopher T. Burris
“Evil”: In the Mind, Not the Soul
11:00am-12:00pm Dr. Orest Bedrij
Celebrate Your Divinity
Mindful Lunch led by Dr. Winnie Chan, MD & Networking Break

September 27, 2014 Saturday Afternoon Session

1:30pm-2:30pm Dr. Peimin Ni
An Uncultivated Life is not Worth Living
2:30pm-3:10pm Dr. Shiv Talwar
Stress Free Communities are Harmonized Communities
3:10pm-3:25pm Break
3:25 pm-3:55pm Steve Higgins
Tai Chi Workshop
3:55pm-4:15pm Vicky Garach & Shiv Talwar
Science of Deep Breathing
4:15 pm-5:30pm Ascension (in silence) with Dr. Bedrij
Mindful listening in small groups
5:30pm-5:45pm Fred Lawlor
First Day Closing Session

September 28, 2014 Sunday Morning Session

8:30am -9:00am Day Opening Session
9:00am -9:30am Meditation
Guide: Diane Frederick
9:30am - 10:30am Today's Family & Spiritual Education: Youth, Mothers & Presenters
Your Idea on All-Inclusive Spiritual Education?
10:30 pm-11:00pm Deitre Courchesne
Heart Centered Yoga Workshop
11:00 am-11:30am Coffee Break
11:30 am-12:30pm Dr. Ali Zaidi
Progress and Knowledge: Spiritual Considerations from Ibn Khaldun
Mindful Lunch led by Dr. Winnie Chan, MD & Networking Break

September 28, 2014 Sunday Afternoon Session

2:00 pm-2:15pm Poetry with music
by Puran Perez
2:15pm-3:15pm Lois and Dr. Kuruvila Zachariah
What and where is the mind?
3:15 pm-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm-4:30pm Dr. Atif Khalil
Jewish-Muslim Relations, Globalization & the Perennial Philosophy
4:30pm-5:30pm Evaluative Plenary Session
Moderators: Lois and Kuruvila Zachariah
5:30pm-5:45pm Fred Lawlor and Vicky Garach
Conference Closing Session