Science and Spirituality


Credit: Thales,
Photo credit: Thales,

November 3 - 5, 2017

Can science answer all of our significant questions? What role does spirituality play in scientific investigation? We will spend one day on each of these questions and discuss how philosophers, scientists, and spiritual teacher from all ages and many different cultures have thought about them.

Registration includes course materials, admission and two lunches at Red Rock State Park, three guided hikes with lessons and discussions at Red Rock State Park, and a lovely Saturday evening wine and cheese reception.

Your philosophy guides for the weekend will be Robin and Andrea.


See the itinerary

Friday Afternoon November 3, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. We will meet at the Smoke Trail Parking area of Red Rock State Park. (The Twin Cypress Ramada, which precedes the Smoke Trail Parking area has restroom facilities if needed.)

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will take the Smoke Trail to the outdoor classroom. Overview of weekend experience including key philosophical concepts and themes. (20-30 minutes)

We will hike trails that include breathtaking views and access to pristine Oak Creek. We will introduce the ideas of a variety of philosophers and theories relevant to the theme.

Saturday Morning (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the Miller Visitor Center at Red Rock State Park.

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. We will hike trails and discuss more advanced topics in outdoor seating areas by overlooks.

We will walk around the historic House of Apache Fire and reflect on the human presence in nature.

We will continue back to the Visitor Center where we will have a picnic lunch.

Reflection and Preparation

Tour the Red Rock State Park Visitor Center to learn about the local flaura, fauna, and geology.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception at Enchantment Resort.


Sunday Morning 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the Miller Visitor Center at Red Rock State Park

Hikes and discussions in outdoor classroom and along creek.

We will conclude with reflection and discussion over a picnic lunch at the Cypress Ramada

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