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Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D.
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Mauricio Garrido graduated from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and in Physics. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio University. During this time, he interned at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He later went on to Columbia University in the City of New York as a postdoctoral research scientist. In 2006, he began exploring the teachings of Bhakti yoga in Gaudiya Vaishnavism and in 2011, he entered the monastic order at The Bhakti Center, located in New York City, where he later became ordained as a priest and monk. His current research interests are on Vedic astronomy, cosmology, and philosophy. He also leads meditation sessions and teaches classes on Kobayashi Shorin-ryu Karate and Vedic sacred texts.

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Vedic Cosmology: Integrating God and Physics

(70) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 7:04 PM

In 2012, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, called for a debate between scientists, philosophers and theologians to find common ground between science and religion over how the universe began. Even though the explanations found in the texts of the world's spiritual traditions are admittedly not exhaustive in the...

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Lessons From Non-Euclidian Geometries for Interfaith Dialogue

(18) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Every religion has some people claiming that their religion is the only path. Some Christians say that only through Jesus one can reach God. Some Muslims state that if you are not Muslim you will not enter heaven. Some Jews say they're the only chosen ones. Some atheists claim they're...

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Vedic Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics On the Soul

(491) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 1:08 AM

Religious traditions are often criticized for providing untestable elements in their books of wisdom. Among these elements, the soul's existence is one of the most debated in talks between science and religion. But is the concept of the soul really so vague and does it really have no empirical evidence...

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