• The True Meeting of Science and Spirituality (SAND)

    The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but that is rather based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience.


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    SAND15 Italy Retreat:Exploring the Nature of Consciousness

    May 24th – 29th 2015
    Titignano, Orvieto, Italy

    In the five days of this retreat we invite you to participate in the investigation of the nature of consciousness, using direct experience, spiritual practices, scientific understanding, dance or simply enjoying a glass of wine with a friend surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.


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    SAND 2015 Esalen Retreat:The Sutras of Science

    February 1st- 6th 2015
    Esalen, Big Sur, CA

    At this workshop, we’ll explore the seeds of scientific understanding in ancient scriptures from the traditions of Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Yoga Nidra, while addressing some of the big questions in science today and how they translate to our direct experience.

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    Freedom From Imagination – Words of Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj

    “A pinprick of “knowingness” has flashed against
    the background of my innate “not-knowingness”.
    In it appear all the universes.”

    ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

    Now available in our store: A unique collection of quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (135 pages, limited edition of 300 copies, rendered by PRASANNA) selected from an original Marathi manuscript, which has never been previously translated.

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  • Welcome home!

    The new SAND website is designed to facilitate the expansion of our community, while continuing to ignite the dialogue between science and spirituality and to inspire you with stimulating content contributed by leading scientists, mystics, authors and teachers… and by you!


  • Extensive Video Archive Science and Nonduality

    Watch hours of video material of conference talks, media product excerpts and relevant video clips online… for free!


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    Now available: SAND ANTHOLOGY vol. 4 (3 DVD set)

    Another groundbreaking collection of conversations with leading scientists, contemporary mystics, authors and teachers. Science and Nonduality Anthology Volume 4 takes you on a journey into the most compelling questions of our time, ranging from the mystery of time, emotions, evolution to awakening.



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How Zen Masters Die

Tell it to no one but the wise For most will mock it right away The truly living do I prize Those who long in flame to die.   Distance cannot slow your flight Spellbound through…

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The Buddha Awakening, Integral Expanding and a Second Axial Age for Humanity

This article explores untapped potentials for Integral Theory that can emerge from recognizing the original nature of the Buddha’s awakening. With a fresh understanding of the Buddha’s awakening, Integral Theory can reach beyond Buddhism and discover…


Second Axial Bodies – Rev. Matthew Wright

Many thinkers today believe we are entering a “Second Axial Age”—a great shift in consciousness and spirituality equal to that which produced the headwaters of our great religious traditions between roughly 800-200 BCE. This shift is…

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Nondualism in Western Philosophy: a Series of Pointers (1/11)

  This is a series of pointers to how the Western approach can assist with one’s self-inquiry. It is less a historical survey, and more a collection of Western views that might serve as tools for…


Rudolph Tanzi: Evolution of the Brain and Consciousness

For people with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, who have lost the ability to form short-term memories, living only in the present falls far short of what many meditators intentionally seek through their daily practice. Although Alzheimer’s patients…

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