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About Menas C. Kafatos

Growing up on the island of Crete, I was fascinated by the vastness of space in the night sky and by questions about the universe. I’m fortunate that I was able to have this experience, as I ultimately realized that we came from the stars. This way of thought shaped my experiences and led me to new opportunities. Now, as Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, I've expanded my work to make close connections between science and spirituality, the nature of reality, and quantum implications for everyday life. Science is today a most powerful, successful and continuously changing human activity. An activity that asks “big questions,” such as, how did the universe start? An activity that also asks questions that may not be “big” but are, nevertheless, very important, questions that affect our everyday lives and well-being.


You Are the Universe by Menas C. Kafatos and Deepak Chopra

New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos. ...

Living the Living Presence


Living the Living Presence

Living the Living Presence is a contemplative and practical system that focuses the mind on the inner realm while not ignoring everyday life. It is based on three fundamental Laws of the Universe arising from the quantum reality that is the underlying reality and applies these fundamental laws to everyday living.  It is based on bringing together science and spirituality. And bringing together science and everyday living. Audiences of different backgrounds, education and professions, find Living the Living Presence a fresh breathe for a smoothly flowing life. It is very powerful.

Recent & Upcoming Events



Serenity Ridge Meditation Dialogue

Theme: Body, Breath, & Mind


October 2020

Dialogue centered around body, breath and mind.


When we bring our attention to our body, our breath and our mind, what happens and why? How does our relationship to sensations, thoughts and perceptions change through meditation and other energetic practices? Can science and medicine inform what and how we engage with these ancient traditions?


Buddhism, medicine, neuroscience, physics, physiology and other contemplative traditions are the heart of this online summit from Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Ligmincha International and Wisdom Publications.

October, 9-11, 2020 – Link

Sivananda Ashram: The Nature of the Mind

The Symposium offered in honor of Swami Swaroopananda’s birthday celebration focuses on timeless issues on the nature of reality, the role of the mind and non-dual consciousness. The presenters bring together perspectives from quantum mechanics, ancient Vedic truths, and non-dual paths to weave an integrated vision of human spirituality in the present times, a vision that is corroborated by modern science theories and experiments. The door to the underlying reality of universal Consciousness was scientifically opened with 20th century quantum mechanics through the role of observation and measurement. 

June 4 - 7, 2020

Online & Bahamas

Sivananda Ashram: Saivism and the Significance of Mahasivaratri

The worldview of Saivism is appealing to modern thinking because it gives concrete and consistent logical steps to understanding the world we live in, how we humans live full lives and what constitutes ultimate reality. Modern scientific findings of quantum mechanics and cosmology mirror ancient understandings, creating an increasingly unified view of reality. Modern science is catching up with ancient wisdom. 


Combining the studies of Saivism, we will examine the meaning of Maha Sivaratri and prepare for this most auspicious night of Lord Siva, one of the most sacred nights on the yogic calendar.

February 20-21 2020


Menas In Media

YouTube Videos and other Media on Reality, Consciousness and Physics 


News and Press

Saebasi: The 15 min. that Changes The World

Every human being is asked this question at some point in his life. 'Who am I?'


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