"The meeting is organized by A.S.I.A. – Associazione Spazio Interiore e Ambiente - a non-profit intercultural association located in Bologna, Italy.
The association was founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting a spiritual research through eastern practices and western philosophy. Today ASIA has more than 800 permanent members deeply engaged in promoting their own spiritual quest.
Regular activities of the association open to the community include: courses of meditation, Yoga, Tai-chi, Shiatsu, Aikido and a philosophical laboratory.
From 1995 the association organizes the "Vacances de l'Esprit", residential week-long programs in Italy during which academic experts in philosophy, science and cognitive sciences teach to a non-academic audience. In the year 2000, professionals and university fellows, members of the association, set an interdisciplinary study centre for scientific, philosophical and spiritual research on consciousness. During the last years the Study Centre has organized several seminars and conferences focused on Eastern-Western Philosophies"
Organizers of the meeting
Franco Bertossa, main responsible
Franco Bertossa has been teaching Buddhist meditation and martial arts for thirty years. During these years he used to spend long periods in East countries with famous teachers of meditation, spiritual practice and martial arts ...
Prof. Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi, science advisor
Prof. Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi has been Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious technical universities of Europe, since the early 1980s ...