Welcome to the Australian Institute for Consciousness Studies
We find ourselves on the cusp of a new era of human flourishing. As knowledge of the human condition is, for the first time, studied from the first, second and third person perspectives. This is something, which science and the world’s great contemplative traditions can only benefit. It is our hope that institutions such as the Australian Institute for Consciousness Studies will become templates for the future. A place for all people to come and learn, meditate and be well.
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited byspace and time. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as somethingseparate from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusionis a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affectionfor a few people nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prisonby widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and thewhole of nature in its beauty (Albert Einstein, 1921).