• 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 – 28th 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.




Cancer Through the Lens of Cosmology

For cosmologists, not even the universe is too big to ponder. But now one physicist is training his gaze on the universe inside our bodies—in particular, cancer cells—in the hopes of finding a physics-based approach to…


Mind and Self: On Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras

Yoga is enormously popular around the world although for many it is nothing but the practice of āsanas or physical postures. The āsanas are the first step to deepen the understanding of self since physical practice…


Conversation About Addiction

Conversation About Addiction with Gabor Maté and Arold Langeveld Dr. Mate is a best-selling author/speaker on the subject of addiction, stress, childhood development and other topics. Arold Langeveld is a nonduality teacher and addiction counselor in…

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Magic Mushrooms and Brain Activity Revisited

In Chapter 2 of Why Materialism Is Baloney, I illustrate a broad pattern associating procedures that reduce brain activity with expanded consciousness. These include hyperventilation, meditation, ordeals, gravity-induced loss of consciousness, strangulation, cardiac arrest, brain damage, and even psychedelics. Indeed, a 2012 paper…


What is Time to the Unconscious Mind? – Julia Mossbridge

For most of us, our everyday conscious minds feel the stream of conscious experience flowing linearly through what we call the past, present and future. But how do non-conscious mental processes interact with events that take…

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