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October 22nd-27th, 2014
Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, California

Beyond the "I"

WELCOME TO SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY (SAND)

SAND brings together preeminent scientists, philosophers, spiritual teachers, and mystics for an exploration of the new paradigm emerging in spirituality that is grounded in cutting-edge science and consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality -- the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life... read more....

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SAND 2014, October 22nd-27th, San Jose, CA

THE ENTANGLEMENT OF LIFE

Entanglement, Consciousness and Living

Entanglement is one of the strangest parts of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein famously referred to it as "spooky action at a distance." An entangled system shows a property that has been measured for the whole but not for parts. For instance, we may know that the sum of the spins of a pair of two particles is zero, but neither of them is in a definite state (a condition referred to as superposition), particle until one is measured, causing the other particle to assume the opposite state. The effect is instantaneous, even if the two particles reside on opposite ends of the universe.

Curiously, when science drills down into the core of even the most solid-looking object, separateness dissolves, and all that remain are relationships extending throughout, and possibly beyond, space and time, revealing a deeper reality which evokes what sages from all ages and traditions have been describing as one substance — call it consciousness, call it energy — comprising all the universe and giving rise to all appearances.

When we begin to explore the fabric of reality either through the lens of science or through the lens of spirituality, a deeper understanding and experience of what we call reality emerges as infinite, ever present, interconnected whole.

Past event SAND 2013, October 23rd-27th

THE SCIENCE AND MYSTERY OF PERCEPTION

Perception underpins all human behavior and helps interpret sensory information to make sense from the senseless. The brain, to create meaning where there is possibly none, processes perception from the unperceived and thought from the unthinkable. The process of perception is in fact one of creation. What we perceive is not what is out there or within. There is no inherent value in the incredibly complex patterns of light that fall onto our eyes, and yet we see coherent forms and motions that enable us to survive. Exploring the nature of perception can help us glimpse life beyond experiencer and experience, perceiver and perception. read more...

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Past event SAND 2012, October 24th-28th

THE NATURE OF THE SELF

Mystics in all ages and cultures describe the self as infinite, stable and ever-present phenomena. Modern physics describe the world as a self-moving, self-designing pattern, an undivided wholeness, a dance. Click here to read more...

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Feedback from SAND 2012, The Netherlands

The first SAND conference in Europe was yet another amazing journey that hinted at becoming a historical event. We are finding new ways of being together with radical honesty, curiosity and openness freely exploring who we truly are as human beings. We feel we are part of a new arising spirituality which as Jeff Foster says “is radically inclusive and accessible spirituality free from the dogma and ideology and blind belief of the past, a spirituality in which nothing and nobody - including the teachers themselves - can escape the loving light of ruthless inquiry and blinding transparency, in which nobody can claim any kind of absolute truth or privileged knowledge.” Thank you everyone for your exquisite presence and support. Click here to read some of the participants’ feedback.

SAND 2011

ON THE EDGE OF TIME...

Thank you all for your presence, curiosity, deep insights and open hearts. SAND 11 was yet another inspiring journey.

Science and Nonduality Videos

In this section of the site you can view most of the talks of our past conferences, excerpts of our media products and video clips of relevance to the topic. Watch Videos

NEW VIDEO: The Interconnectedness of Life: Science, Bugs and Nonduality

SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY ANTHOLOGY vol 3 (3 DVD SET)

Another groundbreaking collection of conversations with leading scientists, contemporary mystics, authors and teachers. Science and Nonduality Anthology Volume 2 takes you on a deep inquiry into the most compelling questions of our time, ranging from consciousness through evolution to awakening...read more

Watch excerpts from the DVD

Click here to read and view SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY ANTHOLOGY VOL 1

SAND 2011

ON THE EDGE OF TIME

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SAND 2010

BEYOND THE “I”… the end of the seeker

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SAND 2009

DECONSTRUCTIONG THE “I”

2009 conference Speakers

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