• 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.


  • The Mystery of Consciousness

    A 4-part Webinar Series with Donald Hoffman

    April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, & 17th 2018
    In this webinar, we discover why neuroscience has failed to understand consciousness. If spacetime and physical objects are not objective reality, then what is? We explore the idea that consciousness itself is objective reality, and that conscious agents create spacetime and objects to interface with other conscious agents. 6 CEs available

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    A 4-part Webinar Series with Lorin Roche & Camille Maurine

    April 22, 29 & May 6, 13, 2018
    Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine invite you on a journey through the astonishing energies of creation. Imagine meditation as the practice of being intimate with life, a love affair between your body and the universe. This intimacy is an evolutionary adventure into ever-richer aesthetic experience.

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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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The Dual in the Crown: Story consciousness and locating the self

As human beings, we are conditioned to identify with forms, especially our ‘internal’ forms such as emotions, sensations and thoughts. Our most addictive identification is with the inner stories that unravel and replay in the field…


The Emergence and Evolution of Life: Stuart Kauffman

Theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman gives us a whirlwind tour of the cutting edge ideas and research that explores the molecular basis of the evolution of life. He describes how self-reproducing molecular systems emerge spontaneously with the…


You Perform Miracles Every Moment—If You Didn’t You’d Cease to Exist

One of the timeless claims of religions is that many saints, sages, and saviors can, seemingly, defy the laws of matter: change water into wine, cure the sick, raise the dead, walk on water, levitate, or…


The End of the World and What Remains

I open the window and the smell of blossoms wafts in. A friend calls, someone whose intelligence and sensitivity I greatly respect, someone who follows climate science very closely. She tells me that she thinks the…


Fully Awake and Fully Human

There’s a new conversation emerging in spirituality today. What was relevant thousands of years ago is not so relevant today. People are asking new questions that challenge the traditional view of the spiritual path as a…


The Mirror of Relationship

The mystics of all traditions have taught us that love is not to be sought; love is what we are. Love is what is here in each and every moment. But today we mostly seek love…

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