Dr. Gary Weber has done over 30,000 hours of meditation and yoga with various teachers in various disciplines and traditions. He has two daughters and two grandchildren and authored “Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening”, “Dancing Beyond Thought: Bhagavad Gita Verses and Dialogues for Awakening”, “Into the Stillness: Dialogues on Awakening Beyond Thought” (with Rich Doyle), and “Evolving Beyond Thought: Updating Your Brain’s Software”.
Wrote several articles in Indian quarterlies and a paper, “A creative and insightful cognitive neuroscience approach for understanding the effects of contemplative training on pleasure and the ‘gossip of the ego’” with K MacLlean in Religion, Brain and Behavior (2014).
Gary was a subject and/or consultant in cognitive neuroscience and meditation studies at Baumann Institute, Institute of Noetic Studies, Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness, Yale and Penn State.
Presented at the Science and NonDuality Conferences (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 – Europe and US), Asia Consciousness Festival (Hong Kong – 2010), Towards a Science of Consciousness (2011-Stockholm, 2012 -Tucson), Yale, Haverford, Princeton, Penn State, Dartmouth.
Interviews – Bloggingheadstv, Consciousness TV, Towards a Science of Consciousness, Buddha at the Gas Pump, Secular Buddhist, VoiceAmerica (2016 (3) and 2018.
Blog: www.happinessbeyondthought.blogspot.com , Facebook, YouTube (115 videos),
Professionally, served on the Research Advisory Group and was a consultant for Tate and Lyle and was Vice Chair of BOT for regional medical center. Supervised several business development, commercial research and licensing activities at Penn State as Associate VP of Research.
Winner of 2005 McFarland Award for Eminence in Materials Science.
Senior Vice President, Science & Technology for PPG Industries for $8BB world-wide business including five laboratories, 1000 people and budget of over $260MM.
Numerous management positions in General Electric and Sohio
Ph.D., Ceramics Science, Pennsylvania State University – 1974. Crystal growth and isotopic diffusion in doped oxide systems.
B.S., Ceramics Technology, Pennsylvania State University – 1965.
1965-1970 – U.S. Naval Nuclear Submarine Service – Line Officer on Polaris and attack submarines in North Atlantic. Nuclear reactor and submarine officer qualified.Top Secret Clearance.