Meditation as Medication: A Doctor's Perspective

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Science of Spirituality Meditation Center - Perth Amboy, NJ

15 Market St

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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Can meditation improve high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, or pain?

If a doctor told you to meditate, would you hesitate?

Science of Spirituality Presents

Meditation as Medication: A Doctor's Perspective

Meet with top Medical Experts and Researchers and learn how meditation has changed them and their patients. Both speakers are co-authors of the book - Meditation as Medication, a best seller!

Retreat is FREE of Charge

Saturday, September 28, 2019

10.30 AM – Registration & Welcome

11 AM – 12.30 PM

Meditation for Body, Mind and Soul: Meditation Experiences within Clinical Practices
Speaker: Dr. Matt Raider, M.D., Medical Director, CT
Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Family Practice, Geriatric and Nutrition Expert

In his talk, Dr. Raider will discuss his personal experiences with meditation as medication in his 30+ years of clinical practices and its benefits for the body, mind, and soul.

12.30 - 1.30 PM Vegetarian Lunch [Free]

1.30 PM – 3 PM

The Brain and the Science of Meditation
Louis Ritz, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Neuroscience

In his talk, Louis will discuss his personal experiences with meditation and his research on meditation and its benefits for the body, mind, and soul.

Speakers for the day:

Matthew Raider, MD

Dr. Raider received his MD with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1979. Dr. Raider also served as Chief Resident from 1981-82 and completed his residency in Family Medicine in 1982. He subsequently coordinated the geriatrics curriculum for the Middlesex Family Medicine Residency in Middletown, CT and continues to do so now. He has held faculty positions at University of Connecticut Medical School and continues to teach resident physicians, students and nurse practitioners, drawing on an extensive experience of over 150,000 patient encounters over a 30+ year period. Dr. Raider has extensive experience in the treatment of alcohol and drug dependence and has treated 3,000+ individuals with substance abuse problems. Dr. Raider has long maintained an interest in meditation, vegetarian nutrition and endurance fitness training and given several hundred lectures in the USA and Canada on the health aspect of meditation.

Louis A. Ritz, Ph.D.

Lou is on the faculty of the Department of Neuroscience, within the University of Florida College of Medicine and the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. Ritz is focused on medical and graduate education. He is a co-course director for Clinical Neuroscience, taken by second year medical students, and is co-author of the textbook “Medical Neuroscience”. He was selected, based on an Educational Portfolio, as a member of the College of Medicine’s “Society of Teaching Scholars” in 2006.

At the University of Florida he also is Director of a campus-wide Center for Spirituality and Health, which offers workshops, academic programs, and interdisciplinary research ventures exploring the impact of spirituality on health. For the undergraduate Honors Program Dr. Ritz directs two courses, “Spirituality and Health” and “Neurotheology.” The Honors students named Dr. Ritz the “2018 Honors Professor of the Year.

Science of Spirituality is a multi-faith, spiritual organization, under the direction of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj dedicated to transforming lives through meditation.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. This form of meditation can be done by any one - from 8 to 80 years! Generally, recommended for kids 8+ years or older

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

NJ Transit Perth Amboy train station is a 10-12 minute walk to the meditation center.

What can I bring into the event?

Nothing! No yoga mats, no postures required. Just your presence.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

We would love to answer your questions and RSVP at 732-366-9009 ext. 3.

What's the refund policy?

It's a FREE event including a vegetarian lunch!

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Science of Spirituality Meditation Center - Perth Amboy, NJ

15 Market St

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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