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In Pursuit of Silence

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
All day: 

January 6, 2018
In Pursuit of Silence
Directed by Patrick Shen, 2015
81 minutes
Discussant: Jan Surrey, Ph. D.

Silence is the resting place of everything essential. So begins this essential journey into the heart of quietude, illuminating its power to clarify the mind and heal the heart. Touching down in some of the world’s quietest locales, including the -9.4 decibel anechoic chamber in Minnesota’s Orfield Labs, the film also delves into the loudest, whose cacophonies cause untold physical and psychological harm. Brimming with vivid images and timeless wisdom, In Pursuit Of Silence fascinates, informs, relaxes, and nourishes—a refreshing cinematic meditation.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

  1. cite significant research findings on the psychological and physical effects of noise
  2. summarize current theories of auditory consciousness
  3. contexualize contemporary understandings within spiritual traditions emphasizing silence.