Beyond the "I"
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....
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.
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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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.
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ON THE EDGE OF TIME...
Thank you all for your presence, curiosity, deep insights and open hearts. SAND 11 was yet another inspiring journey.
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
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
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ON THE EDGE OF TIME
BEYOND THE “I”… the end of the seeker
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DECONSTRUCTIONG THE “I”
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