John Hagelin, Ph.D. – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Jan 13, 2014

John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a world-renowned quantum physicist, educator, author, and leading proponent of peace.

Dr. Hagelin has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He is responsible for the development of a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the superstring—a theory that was featured in a cover story of Discover magazine.

In addition, Dr. Hagelin has spent much of the past quarter century leading a scientific investigation into the foundations of human consciousness. He is one of the world’s pre-eminent researchers on the effects of meditation on brain development, and the use of collective meditation to defuse societal stress and to reduce crime and social violence.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made “major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology.” The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as “a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington.”

Dr. Hagelin was featured in the hit movies What the Bleep Do We Know?! and The Secret for his cutting-edge research in physics, higher states of consciousness; and the peace-promoting effects of large meditation groups.

Dr. Hagelin has appeared many times on ABC’s Nightline, NBC’s Meet the Press, CNN’s Larry King Live! and Inside Politics, CNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, and others. He has also been regularly featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other major metropolitan newspapers.

Dr. Hagelin received his A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981. He is currently director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, Professor of physics at Maharishi University of Management, President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, President of the David Lynch Foundation, and Director of the Maharishi Foundation USA, which overseas the teaching of Transcendental Meditation in the United States.

The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self by Scott Edmund Miller

Every human being is born with an extraordinary set of inner resources, including intelligence, attention, mind, imagination, consciousness, willpower, love, and emotion. Strangely, most people pass through young-adulthood and 13+ years of schooling without ever formally learning about any one of these innate capacities. As a result, a vast majority of folks spend their days harnessing only a small fraction of the great potential that is freely available within them.

The User’s Guide to Being Human is the first owner’s manual to comprehensively examine the inner tools with which people shape their lives. Merging art with science, this book illuminates 16 core capacities that enable people to bring out the best in themselves, their activities and relations. It offers step-by-step coaching for all who wish to master the ongoing art of personal development. A companion workbook provides additional support for the exercises and Personal Growth Project.
Scott Edmund Miller is the award winning author of the self-help book, “The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self.” Two months into publication, The User’s Guide received the 2012 International Book Award for “Best New Self-Hep Book,” and the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award for “Motivational Book of the Year.” It was also honored as an Indie finalist in the “Inspirational” category. Scott is author of a coming of age novel as well, “The Barefoot Warrior,” which he published under the pen name Kyle Weaver.

Scott’s mission is to empower people of all ages and in all walks of life to harness the great potential that is freely available within them. The User’s Guide to Being Human describes his discoveries and methods of self-development that make this possible. Synthesizing 5000 years of global wisdom on the topic of human capacities development, his work puts everyday men, women, and children in touch with the innate arts and sciences that drive the unfolding of their lives. The Barefoot Warrior explores the development of these capacities in the life of a young adult.

As a human capacities expert, educator, and school developer, he has been involved in educational reform for nearly two decades. He was the cofounder of Our Community School (OCS), a public charter school in Los Angeles, and served as the board chairman and CEO when OCS was recognized as the 2009 “Charter School of the Year” in the State of California. He recently cofounded a new organization to integrate educational programs based on “The User’s Guide to Being Human” into public school systems and community services.

Scott is an avid hiker, and wrote much of the material for both books while frequenting various trails in the quiet desert regions of Southern California. He is currently daydreaming at a fair clip along various California trails to develop his third book, “What’s Your Everest” which seeks to empower readers fulfill their own unique sense of destiny.

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