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Todi-week, 23-30 June 2018 – Ecology of Mind and Matter



Preliminary program

All lectures include discussion; the afternoon is reserved to workshops (with Wednesday afternoon free). Breakfast till 9.00, lunch at 13.00, dinner at 20.00 in the Hotel Bramante.

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Friday June 22, afternoon
Registration at the Hotel Bramante.Evening: Getting together dinner buffet.

Lectures and general plan

A note to participants: Speakers – except for the first and last day are introduced by participants. If you wish to introduce a speaker, please indicate it in the registration form, or let us know upon arrival, specifying the speaker of your choice. This means you will also be the moderator of the session, this role requiring energy and authority.



Saturday June 23
starting with life


Morning workshops: see program below
09.00
Opening of the week (P.L.Luisi), and music introduction with Chiara de Gregori
09.15 – 10.15
Opening lecture by David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, Ithaca, USA, The mystery of Life
10.15 – 11.15
David Lorimer, writer and educationalist, Science and Consciousness, Spirituality and Death
11.15 – 11.45
Coffee break
11.45 – 13.00
Participants interview main speakers (Brother David, Augusto Shantena, Renuka Singh, Cliff Saron, Federico Faggin, Antonino Galloni, Alok Ulfat)
participants: if you wish to be one of the presenters, please indicate it in the registration, or contact staff members in Todi
Afternoon workshops: see program below
15.00 -16.30
Presentation of the workshop leaders (5 min. each: Vanja Palmers.
Gioia Lussana, Mauro Bergonzi-Augusto Shantena, Amanda Carloni ,David Lorimer, Jörg Rasche, Hortense Reintjens, Ottavio Rosati– intermezzo with Tony Majdalani,– Marinella De Simone & Dario Simoncini , Doris Lesser Stillwater-Michael Stillwater , Alok Ulaf, Irene Reintjens, Shams Anwari Alhosseyni, John Wolf Brennan, Marino Moretti, Andrea Schneider Cliff and Barbara Saron.)
16.30-18.00
Coffee break
Participants choose their workshops, workshop leaders show their work, answer questions
18.00-19.00
Nino Galloni, Economist, From Shells to Bitcoins
21.30-22.15
Organ concert by Jörg Rasche (Chiesa della Conciliazione, Todi)


Sunday June 24
Ecology of Law , Mind and Matter


Morning workshops: see program below
09.00-10.00
Pier Luigi Luisi, Professor Emeritus ETH, Systemic View of Life
10.00-11.00
Ottavio Rosati,  Psychodrama in our New World
11.00-11.30
Coffee break
Bio-architecture

This part of the Todi-week is in collaboration with the Italian Association “Bioarchitettura” which runs the Master programme in bio-architecture hosted by the Lumsa University in Rome


11.30-13.00
Joachim Eble, Professor of architecture, Architecture: integral and sustainable building to a better living
Afternoon workshops: see program below


Monday June 25
Mind and Consciousness


Morning workshops: see program below
09.00-10.00
Cliff Saron, Neuroscientist, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis. What neuroscience can and cannot tell us about meditation: lessons from the Shamantha Project
10.00-10:10
Gregorian music
10.10-11.00
Michel Bitbol, Husserl Archive, CNRS/Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, Erwin Schrödinger A non-dualist approach of mind and matter Inspired from the Upanishads
11.00-11.30
Coffee break
11.30-13.00
On consciousness, “tri-alogue” M. Bergonzi, A. Shantena Sabbadini, F. Faggin. Panel presentation and trialogue, followed by a general discussion then general discussion.
Chairman: Michel Bitbol
Afternoon workshops: see program below


Tuesday June 26
Healthy people in sustainable healthcare systems


Morning workshops: see program below
09.00-10.00
Robert Smith, adjunct assistant professor, Park University and Science Advisor, Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery
10.00-11.00
Antonio Bonaldi Slow medicine: a systemic approach to health and healthcare
11.20-12.00
Coffee break
12.00-12.45
“Selfie” of the Participants. Do you have a new book, or a new idea, to share? Positive criticism and ideas for the Todi-week?Or simply: do you want to tell us who you are, what is your endeavor? (Max 7 minutes each)
participants: if you wish to be one of the presenters, please indicate it in the registration, or contact staff members in Todi
Afternoon workshops: see program below


Wednesday June 27
Aspect of Spirituality


Morning workshops: see program below
9.00-10.00
Renuka Singh, Professor of Sociology, Indian Women: Spirituality and Sexuality
10.10-10.30

 

Coffee break
10.30-11.30
Participants Round table discussion on science/spirituality How to maintain human dignity in a world of technology? and: Do we need spirituality to live in today’s world?
participants: if you wish to be one of the presenters, please indicate it in the registration, or contact staff members in Todi
11.30-11.40
Music by Tony Majdalani
11.40-12:00
Continuation of On consciousness, “tri-alogue” M. Bergonzi, A. Shantena Sabbadini, F. Faggin. Panel presentation and trialogue, followed by a general discussion then general discussion.
Chairman: Michel Bitbol
Wednesday afternoon: free. Possibility to join a programmed excursion (please indicate it by email or upon arrival). No free dinner at the Hotel.


Thursday June 28
The world of the East, & the world of Mythology


Morning workshops: see program below
09.00-10.00
Augusto Shantena Sabbatini, The I Ching in the Chinese philosophy
10.00-11.00
Gioia Lussana, Yoga and Meditation teacher, The sacred Feminine in religious India: the Tale of a celebrated Myth
11.00-11.30
Coffee break
11.30-13.00
Selfies of the participants (max ca. 7 minutes each)
(participant: if you wish to be one of the selfie presenters, say so in the registration, or contact in Todi our staff members)
Afternoon workshops: see program below


Friday June 29
Panorama on new frontiers of Science and Sociality


Morning workshops: see program below
09.00-10.00
Franco Giovannelli, AF (Instituto Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Roma), Space missions: powerful tools for opening a multi-coloured window to the universe.
10.00-10.10
Music by Tony Majdalani and Saskia
10.10-11.00
Ernesto Burgio, The new biology: From genetics to epigenetics and hologenomics>
11.00-11.30
Coffee break
11.30-12.30
Annual Assembly of the CortonaFriends Association
12.30-13.00
Farewell dance with Irene Reintjens
Afternoon workshops: see program below
21.00-…
Traditional night party


Saturday June 30
From spirituality to a new world’s vision


Morning workshops: see program below
8.45
Bus to Todi (we work in Todi in the main Sala del Consiglio)
9.15 -11.00
Joerg Rasche, former President C.G. Jung German Society, Berlin, Germany, Music and Matter: About the co-ontogenetic dance and the algorithms of mind
10.00 -11.00
Federico Faggin, Physicist, The new generation of computers
11.00-11.45
Coffee break with the Cello of Barbara Bogatin
11.45-12.30
Final addresses on How do we see the future with  Cliff SaronBrother David,  Renuka Singh, Rocco Gaudenzi, Naveen Shamsudhin, Janne Raun, and Sriram Natarajan
12.30
Closing Remarks by Pier Luigi Luisi

Workshops

After the presentation/interview of the workshop leaders on the first day, participants choose the workshop they want to take part in throughout the week (10-20 people per workshop).  The workshops, which are held in parallel as indicated below, take place in the afternoon and are distributed over three sections. The length of each workshop is indicated in parenthesis, where the number 1 indicates Sunday June 24, the number 2 indicates the following Monday, and so on; workshops end with Saturday June 30, number 7). The indicative distribution is shown below, to be confirmed on site.
The plenary hall can be used as such, as Main Hall, or can be divided in more rooms, called here below Hall 1 and Hall 2. On the same floor, Sala Todi will also be available. The space in the garden is indicated as Outside. Additionally, shorter workshops will be available in the morning.


Morning session, waking practice

07.30 – 08.15
Silent Meditation , with Vanja Palmers (1-7), Sala Todi

Non-dual Tantric Yoga, with Gioia Lussana (1-7), outside

Tai ji juan, with Amanda Carloni (1-5), outside

Qigong with Mauro Bergonzi (6-7), outside.

Paneurhythmy (meditation dance), with David Lorimer (1-7), outside


First afternoon session, theoretical work

15.00 – 16.15
The impact of C.G. Jung today, with Jörg Rasche (1-3), Sala Todi

Cosmotheism: a transformative vision, with Hortense Reintjens (3-5), Hall 2

Is there anything absolutely true that we can find in us?, with Franco Bertossa, Outside

Interpersonal and eco-systemic intelligences for managers and leaders, with Marinella De Simone and Dario Simoncini (1-3,5-6), Hall 1

The self, the non-dualistic philosophy, eastern philosophy, with Mauro Bergonzi and Augusto Shantena Sabbatini (2-3,5), Main Hall


Second afternoon session, self-experience

16:45 – 18.00
Psychodrama in our new world, with Ottavio Rosati (2-3, 5-6), Outside

Transforming through breath, with Doris Lässer Stillwater/Michael Stillwater (1-3, 5-6), Hall 1

Discovering yourself through Performing Arts, with Alok Ulaf (1-3, 5-6), Outside

Uniting diversity in dance, with Irene Reintjens (1-3, 5), Hall 2


Third afternoon session, creative practices

18.30- 19.45
Drumming, with Tony Majdalani (1-3, 5-6), Outside

Calligraphy, with Shams Anwari Alhosseyni (1-3, 5-6), Sala Todi

Inventing music, with John Wolf Brennan (1-3, 5-6), Outside and/or Hall 2

The Buddha, the Brain, and Bach, with Cliff and Barbara Saron (1-3, 5-6), Main Hall


Ateliers

16.45 – 18.00

Afternoon Ateliers are supervised 15.00- 16.15, but you may continue your work longer

Carving and sculpturing alabaster, with Andrea Schneider (1-3, 5-6), Outside

Painting together, with Marino Moretti (1-3, 5-6), Outside