• Radiant Intimacy

    A joint production of SAND and 1440

    May 25th – 28th, 2018
    We all long for love. We long to be intimately connected to others and ourselves. We all want to be seen and known as we are. For some, a partnership or marriage is the natural outcome of this longing. Others find alternative styles of intimacy more fulfilling.

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  • Living the Power of Unity

    A FREE live online community conversation with Jude Currivan facilitated by Vera de Chalambert

    Sunday April 22, 2018 @ 11:00am PST
    The ancient and sacred understanding of the fundamentally interconnected web of life is finally being reconciled with the latest scientific discoveries.

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    October 24 – 28, 2018
    Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA

    For most of human history we’ve been trying to comprehend who we are through the lens of spiritual traditions. Then the Age of Enlightenment ushered in science, giving us a powerful new way to look at ourselves.


  • SAND18 Italy

    July 3 – 9, 2018
    Titignano Castle in Orvieto Terni, Italy

    At the SAND Italy gathering we will continue to explore where knowledge meets the unknown and the unknowable. We will navigate that space where new discoveries in science and profound realizations in spirituality become possible.


  • Resolving Addiction and Its Driving Forces

    A 4-part Webinar Series with Scott Kiloby

    March 11th, 18th, 25th & April 1
    Many people define addiction too narrowly, focusing on drugs or alcohol. Addiction is much broader. It’s safe to say virtually everyone is addicted to something, whether it be substances, sex, porn, work, love, attention, approval, spiritual seeking, self-improvement, being right, complaining.

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  • The Cerebrospinal Fluid and I AM

    A 3-part Webinar Series with Mauro Zappaterra

    March 31st, April 7th, & 14, 2018
    This webinar will investigate your embryology. It will welcome you into this world as an embryo. It will look at some of the most basic and primitive cellular movements that occur to us as embryos as we are cellular organisms being molded into the human beings that we are today.

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  • The Enneagram: Type and Inner Witness

    A 2-part Webinar Series with Helen Palmer

    April 8th, & 15th, 2018
    This webinar is tuned to the spiritual intent of psychological typology, a kind of secret entrance to the vertical ascent of consciousness, a forgotten ability to turn attention inward to recognize and relax conditioned ego patterns that are a source of suffering.

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The Many Ways We Deceive Ourselves

One of the central goals of yoga is seeing the world clearly. But when it comes to knowing ourselves, we often lack self-awareness about our real nature. In the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, this misperception is…


Why I Quit Ayahuasca Shamanism After 11 Years and 1,000 Ceremonies

by Tina “Kat” Courtney I’m alive because of Ayahuasca. I am connected, soulful, expanded, and spilling over with self-love, mostly because of the blessing of attending around 1,000 sacred plant ceremonies. But if my intuition proves…


The Ego Cannot Love

by Eric Baret Love, we can’t talk about because it is what is. It isn’t an objective experience, it’s what is here at every moment, except when I pretend to love or when I want to…


Sacred Activism: The SAND17 Panel Discussion

Vera de Chalambert chairs a panel with four sacred activists: Caverly Morgan, Charles Eisenstein, Rev. Deborah Johnson and Rory McEntee. Describing their own particular paths, especially how ordinary activism becomes sacred activism, they attempt to answer…


Against My Insistence on Nonduality

by Jason Shulman It has occurred to me, after a lifetime of studying the perspective of nonduality, that this precious gift which has meant so much to me, must be carefully laid down to rest. As…


Fakhruddin ‘Araqi: Divine Flashes

by Philip Brown SUFISM IS A wisdom teaching grounded in Primordial Reality. Its goal is to become the perfect mirror of the Formless through the purification of the heart. “In Sufism, as in most other authentic…

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