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    SAND14 Live Stream: Join Us Virtually

    Are we really going to miss your presence at SAND14 this year?

    You can join us virtually and watch most of the plenary sessions in the SAND main conference room (Hayes Ballroom) from Thursday Oct. 23rd 7pm (PST) through Sunday Oct. 26th 6pm (PST) together with us.


  • SAND14 US Conference:The Entanglement of Life

    Workshops Oct 22nd- 23rd and 27th
    Main Conference Oct 23rd – 26th
    Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA

    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.

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    Who will be speaking at SAND14 US?

    We can already tell you that this year’s speakers will be just as mind boggling, thought provoking and inspiring as last year… And there will be more!

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    SAND Retreat:The Sutras of Science

    February 2nd- 6th 2015
    Esalen, Big Sur, CA
    With Deepak Chopra and Robert Thurman, Michael Murphy, Menas Kafatos, Peter Russell, Richard Miller, Catherine Pépin, and friends

    Through talks, dialogues, exercises, meditation, yoga, and dance, and while soaking in Esalen’s healing waters, we’ll be exploring the seeds of scientific understanding in scriptures from the ancient traditions.

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  • Welcome!

    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!

    We are still in the beta phase, so we would love to hear what you think!


  • 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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    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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    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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  • ABOUT: 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…

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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…


My Philosophy and Quantum Physics

In my book Why Materialism Is Baloney, I argue that we do not need to postulate a whole universe outside consciousness – outside subjective experience – in order to make sense of empirical reality. The implication is that…


Transformative Technology Exhibition at SAND14

Join us for the first Transformative Technology exhibition at SAND 2014. The SAND conference is a hub of influence and community at the intersection of science and consciousness. As part of that tradition, SAND will be…

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‘I AM THAT’ as Mental Identity

“I am consciousness” or “I am awareness” are often emphasized in the nondual teachings, as nouns. Like a trophy you win, you are considered awakened if you realize that you are THAT. Although the words seem…

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Awareness Knows Itself by Itself

In this interview Rupert Spira answers questions related to realization, individual character, mistaken projections onto spiritual teachers and more. Some of the questions discussed are: Is personal development necessary for realization? and Does awareness need an individual…

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