• 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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    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.


  • SAND Anthology Vol. 8

    19 conversations with scientists and spiritual teachers

    Free for Supporters!
    SAND Online Anthology Vol. 8 is another mind and heart opening collection of conversations with leading scientists, contemporary mystics, authors and teachers. Science and Nonduality Anthology Volume 8 takes you on a journey into the most compelling questions of our time. $24.95.

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  • Love After Death – Exploring Grief

    A 3-part Webinar Series with Unmani

    May 5, 12, & 19, 2018
    In this webinar, I invite us all to share and explore this paradoxical wild journey of grieving. Grief is such a major part of waking up to the Truth because it cracks us open and open to Love.

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  • Awakening Made Simple

    A 4-part Webinar Series with Jac O’Keeffe

    May 26, June 2, 9 & 16
    Jac’s SAND webinar series deeply explores four topics that mark critical points on the path. Knowledge, understanding and direct experience are offered in each subject area. The four topics are: presence and the present, control, emotional intelligence and love.

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  • Dream Yoga

    A 3-part Webinar Series with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

    June 6, 13, & 20, 2018
    We sleep one-third of our lifetime, an average of twenty to twenty-five years. Centuries ago, Tibetan yogis developed spiritual practices that use dream and sleep as a spiritual path.

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Wholeness and the End of Suffering

“Life is suffering” … so declared the Buddha more than 2500 year ago. No truer than this is what we are witnessing in the world today. War, widespread depression and mental illness, mass refugee movements, poverty,…


The Fabric Of Reality

The Hebrew bible opens with the following passage in the book of Genesis: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the…


Complementarity: Approaching Reality Through Paradoxes

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”  ― Niels Bohr Sometimes when we run into complexity in the world, we react…


Top Down/Bottom Up in Biology

Why did the universe get complex? This remarkable panel discussion between three leading biologists is a feast of discoveries and ideas about the nature of life. The focus is on how complex structures develop, in particular…


Love is a Practice

Love is an energy, a Shakti, that calls us to unify ourselves internally, merge body and soul, and form a relationship with another being. There are many forms of love: the kind of love we have…


In the Morning I Remember

Here is a beautiful prayer composed by Adi Shankara around the 8th century. These three verses, meant to be recited in the early morning, are a beautiful and touching summary of the heart of Advaita. I have chosen…

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