KalpaTaru is a meeting point for modern science and Eastern philosophy. It is aiming to combine the humanistic and scientific traditions in order to promote a humane sustainable future. KalpaTaru is run by Tarja Kallio-Tamminen, Ph.D., natural philosopher, who concentrates on the concept of reality and the foundations of quantum mechanics.
Modern physics has obscured the common conception of reality – the particle-mechanistic world view which was created at the turn of the modern era. The holistic phenomena exhibited by quantum systems cannot be understood on the basis of separate particles following strict deterministic laws. The debate on interpretation has called attention into such fundamental questions as the quality and status of the material substance, the relation between the parts and the whole and the role and locus of human beings.
A prolonged controversy concerning deep metaphysical questions indicates that the world view in Western culture is undergoing a profound paradigm change. It is time to update the conception of reality – just as was done in antiquity and at the turn of the modern era. When figuring out a reasonable alternative approach into reality, it is important to notice that valuable resources can be gained from Eastern philosophy, too.
Kallio-Tamminen has practiced yoga since her youth. In yoga philosophy mental and material aspects of nature are intrinsically integrated and the unbroken whole incorporates knowledge and ethics, too. There is no fundamental gap between mind and body, and the formation of man’s mental machinery stays in connection with his conscious decisions. Contrary to the promises available in clockwork the universe does not resist personal growth or attainment of human objectives – which are prerequisites for proper life and ecologically sustainable future.