Norman Rosenthal TEDxLowerEastSide

On the morning of Friday October 25, 2013 Doctor Norman E. Rosenthal will be speaking at the TEDxLowerEastSide event in New York, NY.

The theme of this event is called, “The Heroes Journey.”

Description of event from – http://www.tedxlowereastside.com

We all want to pursue lives of meaning. It is the stories — the ones we tell about ourselves, the ones we tell to ourselves — that are the vehicles we use in that pursuit. And so it is “the heroes journey,” that one overarching story, which is the blueprint for all stories. Why do we resad Homer’s Oddyssey and the story of the Buddha? Why do we love watching Star Wars and The Matrix? These are all epic tales that contain a Departure, an initiation and a Return. The hero hears a call, initially and refuses it, but eventually crosses the threshold into a new world. He faces challenges and existential angst, but he receives wisdom from mentors, and transforms himself. The hero returns committed to improving both worlds.

TEDxLowerEastSide has curated scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, yogis, monks, educators and activists who will tell”hero’s journeys”, sharing wisdom to open our hearts and cleanse our doors of perception.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us” – Joseph Campbell


View TEDxLowerEastSide below:

October 25th, 2013 11:00am – 8:30pm
The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts
172 Norfolk Street, New York, NY

Here is Dr. Rosenthal’s edited talk from this event:

One Reply to “Norman Rosenthal TEDxLowerEastSide”

  1. Viken says:

    Question from someone who learned TM in 1973, then stopped practicing regularly for 40 years (what a fool) and just started again 4 months ago (and very grateful that I did): I have heard that just crossing one’s legs raises one’s blood pressure. how do we TM meditators resolve this dilemma. I am perfectly content not to, but sometimes I think of going back to the half lotus I was fond of in my youth, but then I think, why strain the blood vessels?
    Since you are also a medical doctor, What’s your take on the matter? (Enjoying Transcendence very much, by the way, thank you)

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