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    SAND16 Live Stream

    Join us virtually in the SAND main conference room! We will be streaming daily from Thursday Oct. 20th @ 7pm (PST) through Sunday Oct. 23rd @ 6pm (PST).

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    On The Edge of the (Un)Known – SAND16

    Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA
    Wednesday October 19 – Sunday October 23, 2016

    Both science and spirituality reflect the human urge to know – that perennial itch to make sense of the world and who we are. This search is an essential part of being human. We live life supported by knowledge. However, the larger our knowledge the larger the shore of the unknown becomes.
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  • 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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    SAND Anthology Volume 6 is another mind and heart opening collection of conversations with 18 leading scientists, contemporary mystics, authors and teachers. Let them take you on a journey into the most compelling questions of our time.

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  • Rays of the Absolute

    The Legacy of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

    Nisargadatta did not leave an ashram; he did not leave any teachings, nor successors. This movie is homage to him; a look at his unintended legacy from people that have been inspired by him more then words can express.

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Temple Carving of Shiva and Paravati from Belur temple, Karnataka, photo by Vikram Zutshi

Beloved I Am Listening

Reflections On The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra by Lorin Roche This is Part 2 of a series. Read Part 1 here The first verse spoken by the Goddess in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is one of the most…


A Madcap Baul

  That is why, brother, I became a madcap Baul. No master I obey, nor injunctions, canons or custom. Now no men-made distinctions have any hold on me, and I revel only in the gladness of…


A Semantic Map of the Brain

Scientists at UC Berkeley have placed volunteers in an fMRI scanner and monitored blood flow in their brain activity for two hours, while having them listen to stories.  The result: they were able to map which…


The Self-Organizing Universe ~ Neil Theise

Neil Theise describes how stem cell research has helped to reveal a self-organizing universe.  


Nāgārjuna and the Greek Philosophers

If you study philosophy from different parts of the world for any length of time, you will eventually run into ideas that seem remarkably similar. The next logical question then becomes, “Did one philosophical tradition influence…

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