Ex Movie Exec. and Humanitarian Scott Neeson and International yoga teacher Seane Corn in conversation at Aspen Institute
As part of Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series, Neeson and Corn to discuss how they both answered the call to Lead with Love to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose
A signature element of the non-profit Aspen City of Wellbeing’s annual Lead with Love Experience in Aspen, Co Oct 26-29 is conversations with extraordinary thought leaders that have never happened before. This year, the event will feature a unique conversations between Dr. Deepak Chopra, H.H. Sakyong Mipham and Yogarupa Rod Stryker as well as a yoga class and conversation led by the world's oldest and youngest yoga teachers.
In addition, this year The Aspen Institute is collaborating with Aspen City of Wellbeing and Lead with Love to present the third in it’s 2017 Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit series featuring Scott Neeson and Seane Corn in a talk titled, "Proof of Love - The Imminent Connection of Karma, Spirit and the Laws of Physics.”
Scott Neeson is a former Hollywood producer and founder of the Cambodian Children’s Fund and Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher. Neeson and Corn will examine what it means to create a life of meaning and purpose by answering a call to be of service in the world, and by doing so, how they’ve inspired thousands of others to do the same.
When Hollywood executive Neeson embarked on a sabbatical between jobs in 2003, he couldn’t have imagined how it would change his life. In Phnom Penh, Cambodia Neeson saw hundreds of children and their families living and working on the Steung Meanchey garbage dump, one of the most toxic environments imaginable. It was a moment that changed his life.
Neeson had a 26-year career in the film business, including tenure as President of 20th Century Fox International. He thought he had it all, he said, a powerful role in the film industry, celebrity friends, a big house, fancy cars and a boat.
But in 2003, Neeson’s view on life changed completely when he found himself looking out across the garbage dump at hundreds of children scavenging through garbage.
Soon after, Neeson made the decision to resign from his job, sell all of his possessions and focus his energy and passion into Cambodian Children’s Fund. Twelve years later, Neeson’s journey continues to captivate, inspires and bewilder people from all over the world.
“The moment I stepped in there was the single most impactful moment in my life. I was standing there facing into the abyss,” Neeson said of the moment he saw the garbage dump and realized how many children lived there.
In this talk you will hear about Neeson’s inspiring story of how one person can make a world of difference. Later in the talk, Corn will join Neeson in conversation about yoga and the role of yoga, mindfulness and self care in doing humanitarian work in the world. You will learn how being of service to others increases wellbeing and how one person can really change the world for good, said Gina Murdock, founder of Aspen City of Wellbeing, Lead with Love and the Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series who is an avid supporter of both Neeson and Corn and their humanitarian work in the world.
Tickets are $25 and go on sale to the public Oct 5 at www.aspenshowtix.com.
Aspen Institute Society of Fellows may reserve complimentary tickets to this event by emailing SOF@aspeninstitute.org or calling 970.544.7980.
All Lead with Love pass holders will be admitted.