Elaine Mansfield interviewed Vic Mansfield five months before his death. The StoryCorps interview, like Vic, is honest, poignant, and inspiring.
Six weeks before his death, Vic presented his last book to the Dalai Lama and taught with him at a Science and Buddhism seminar at Colgate University. The Dalai Lama requested and wrote the introduction for Vic’s book. After receiving the Dalai Lama’s embrace, Vic accepted his coming death without fear. This is an edited [...]
The Dalai Lama was at Colgate University, Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The video includes a short excerpt from his lecture on "The Art of Happiness." Click Here To View
Book Signing and Talk 3/1/08 at Wisdom's Goldenrod
This happened twenty-one years ago, four weeks after the birth of my first son. I was a twenty-nine-year old graduate student living in an idyllic cottage on Cayuga Lake. My wife and I were luxuriating in being parents, our healthy new son was greedily nursing, and the fall leaves swirled around us with vibrant colors. [...]
Even though synchronicity, the term coined by Carl Jung for meaningful coincidences, has attained some renown, according to Mansfield it is badly misconstrued. Here he discusses what synchronicity is, its parallels with quantum mechanics and perhaps why it shows up in our lives. Vic Mansfield discusses what synchronicity is, its parallels with quantum mechanics and [...]
The parallels between science and mysticism are explored as Mansfield, a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University, speaks of how he as a physicist has been influenced by exposure to eastern philosophical systems, especially Buddhism. He talks about his association with the philosopher-mystic Paul Brunton and one of Brunton’s principal adherents, Anthony Damiani. [...]