October 23rd – October 27th, 2019
    San Jose, CA

    This year, SAND will be bringing together some of the brightest minds in science, along with spiritual teachers from various traditions and artists, in a quest to expand and deepen our understanding and experience of our relational nature through the two lenses of science and spirituality.

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  • SAND19 Italy

    July 2nd – 8th, 2019
    Titignano Castle, Orvieto, 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.

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  • Becoming You

    A 4-part Webinar Series with Shakti Caterina Maggi

    March 31, April 7, 14, & 21 2019.
    What does it mean to be yourself from a non-dual perspective? The dissolving of the sense of separation allows the energy engaged in the false concept of ourselves to become available again to express our true individuality. From the false “me”, to an authentic expression of you.

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  • The Absolute is the Relative: Touching Race, Injustice, and Love

    A 3-part Webinar Series with Caverly Morgan

    March 9, 16, & 23, 2019
    When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute – that it is something to transcend or ‘just an illusion’ – we ignore the reality of the illusion. What is the illusion comprised of? How is it known? And by whom?

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  • Attachment, Trauma and Sexuality

    A 2-part Webinar Series with Ariel Giarretto

    March 23rd & 24th 2019
    Calling on my decades of experience as a trauma therapist and trainer of Somatic Experiencing, combined with extensive training in somatic sexuality, this series will address what it takes to heal our sexuality and our relationship to our gender, and to our bodies.

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  • ‘Art of Life’ Award Winning Documentary

    A documentary about the art of living outside of conventions in deep integrity with one’s essence.A documentary about the art of living outside of conventions in deep integrity with one’s essence.

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Cultivating Equanimity In Uncertain Times

If you don’t realize the source, you stumble in confusion and sorrow. When you realize where you come from, you naturally become tolerant, disinterested, amused, kind-hearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king. ~ Lao Tzu,…

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