St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.
1790 LaVista Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
In this retreat, neurobiology will serve as a framework to expand our understanding of self. By becoming aware of normally “unnoticed” parts of ourselves (our bodies, our perceptions) we gain a more complete understanding of ourselves and our relationship to each other, our spiritual nature. This is part of God's mystery – a realm to which we all have access but rarely explore. By traversing this landscape, we are transformed and become larger and more complete within God. The retreat will have a contemplative rhythm that includes sessions on chant and meditation with guest presenters, Lisa Persons and Rev. Julia Rusling of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.
Dr. Alex Escobar is a faculty member of the Biology Department at Emory University. He has a strong interest in the intersection of science and religion and studies the process by which we generate internal subjective experiences through neurobiology.