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Science Art Meditation : humanism for today and tomorrow.

SAM

Believing in humankind and acting for a better world tomorrow.
It starts here and now. Always !
It is not for an elite.

While practicing meditation, we can find peace, balance and courage to carry on necessary changes in our lives, in our society. We take care of tomorrow’s world challenges with small steps today… together.
Science Art Meditation will offer the opportunity to most of us to hear the call, simply, with joy and confidence.

Close your eyes, breathe and join the adventure with us!

Once upon a time… SAM

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.”
The Dalaï Lama

On Friday September 16 2016, the University of Strasbourg presented « Body-Mind-Science : conversations with the Dalaï Lama », a conference merging medicine, modern science, engagement, and meditation. This unique dialogue with the scientific community and the Dalai Lama was a first in France.

The engagement was so profound, Jean Sibilia and Jean-Gérard Bloch decided to bring the experience to a wider audience.

SAM was born !

Science Art Meditation? Do you see the connection?

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Albert Einstein

SAM offers a unique live experience, exploring meditation, nurturing wholeness, and encouraging intention. How? SAM is designed on an original architecture, with meditation as the common thread. Lively stage and audience interactions bring new perspectives, weaving scientific and humanistic panel discussions with sensations and emotions inspired by art and meditation. Topics include: philosophy, history, business, education, health, and science.

What else?

What else? SAM Now ! is the highlight of SAM’s experience. But SAM is more ! SAM is a happening. A journey. An initiation.

SAM International
Meditation has no borders … therefore SAM will go abroad. Boston is the 2020 destination (to be confirmed)

SAM OFF
Workshops and conferences will be organized to experience meditation, before and after SAM Now!

SAM Online
Videos and additional content will be posted online to share and cultivate wholeness worldwide to support your meditation practice

 

The art of wholeness

SAM offers a unique live experience, exploring meditation, nurturing wholeness, and encouraging intention.

How ?
SAM is designed on an original architecture, with meditation as the common thread. Lively stage and audience interactions bring new perspectives, weaving scientific and humanistic panel discussions with sensations and emotions inspired by art and meditation. Topics include: philosophy, history, business, education, health, and science.

“The art of wholeness comes from the idea that our human potential can flourish through caring attention to ourselves, to others and to the reality in the moment. Wholeness is as far away from the mainstream view of well-being as it is from malaise. Many of our social conditionings and erroneous perceptions of reality lead to unhappiness. The awareness and discernment cultivated with a meditation practice can lead each of us towards wholeness through our unique mindful and embodied presence. It balances body intelligence, heart intelligence, and rational mind to reach the source of wisdom, strength and love, to guide our decisions and everyday life actions. The art of wholeness invites us to change according to our ability, to better answer humankind’s profound aspiration for happiness, therefore contributing to sustainable environmental engagement and societal transformation, which are more urgent today than ever before.” Jean-Gérard Bloch

SAM founders

Jean Sibilia

Dean, Medical School, University of Strasbourg, Professor and practionner in Rheumatology, University Hospital of Strasbourg​

He is the Head of the National Reference Center for Auto-Immune Systemic Diseases, and the President of the National Comity of Research Coordination dedicated to public hospitals research. As President of the Dean’s National Conference, he is in charge of implementing a study/survey on complementary medicine and integrative medicine approaches.

Astrid Lunkes

PhD in molecular biology​

She is an expert in neurodegenerative diseases, scientific management and strategic development, with focus on crossing scientific disciplines and cultures. She was IGBMC Director of Scientific Affairs from 2009-2016 and is now Director of Scientific Portfolio Management & Strategy of Helmholtz Zentrum München. She has been actively involved in mindfulness-based approaches for many years.

Sophie Stern

Artistic Director and General Manager SAM​

Cultural events producer. From the Paris jazz scene coordinating the acclaimed Orleans Jazz Festival artistic production as well as Keith Jarrett and Ray Charles European tours, among other artists, she then pursued her career in the US with major rock tours and conferences. Trained in mindfulness meditation, she now focuses on scientific event production.

Jean-Gérard Bloch

MD, Rheumatologist

He is a certified MBSR program instructor, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s curriculum of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since 2010, he develops a mind-body integrative medicine approach supported by scientific validation at the University of Strasbourg and it's Hospital, implementing the continuing medical education course, Medicine Meditation and Neuroscience, and a meditation course at the Medical School and the School of Psychology.
 

SAM's pledge

Some of our guests are honoring us with their generosity, committing graciously to SAM Now 2018.
We choose to offer a socially engaged ticketing service to be accessible to all.
After expenses, SAM’s revenue will be dedicated to support current and future medical research projects and to support various charities.

Science Art Meditation (SAM) is the executive producer of SAM Now 2018, a conference integrating science, art and meditation.

SAM is dedicated to support current and future medical research projects, and educational training programs at the University and the University Hospital of Strasbourg.

University Hospital of Strasbourg Research Projects currently supported: Breast Cancer and Meditation.

SAM will support charities such as L’Envol, offering camp programs for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses. L’Envol is a member of SeriousFun Children’s Network.

SAM is a non-profit organization, managed by a volunteer Executive Committee composed of Prof. Jean Sibilia (President), Dr Jean-Gérard Bloch (General Secretary), and Frédéric Creplet (Treasurer).

SAM

Science Art Meditation:
humanism for today and tomorrow. 

June 29 — July 1st 2018
Strasbourg

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