Christian Buddhist Explorations: The Rainbow Body

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When David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, proposed investigating the “rainbow body,” a phenomenon in which the corpses of highly developed spiritual individuals reputedly vanish within days of death, he received an enthusiastic response from Marilyn Schlitz, IONS’ director of research.

In a new joint initiative with the Esalen Institute, IONS is expanding its research on “metanormal capacities”—behaviors, experiences, and bodily changes that challenge our understanding of ordinary human functioning—because they raise crucial questions about the developmental potential of human beings.

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