It's okay not to have New Year's resolutions
It's okay not to have big goals for your life
It's okay not to have plans you want to
It's okay not to chase your dreams
That path is not for everyone
Some walk the path of
They are traveling the road
Seeking the core
What is basic and essential
What has been there all along
Though we may be headed the same direction
Our spirals are mirror opposites
Some walk the path of the visionary
Creating abundance and
Dancing inside a multiplicity of forms
And Some walk the path
of the serpent owl
Becoming more and more naked
Shedding layers of fantasy into the ash
Sitting in the dark
And seeing the way the wind moves
They do not walk a line or
poise their arrow to the target
They sit at the bottom of the ocean
Letting the waves devour them
They are following the pulse
Like a tiger in the brush
Waiting for existence to strike lightening
Into the fire of the heart
For this kind
Nothing less will do
Some are opening the palms of their hands
Less and less
Until they are
To become the still point
In the center of
You know who you are
Look deeper. Look deeper at your mala, your skateboard, your yoga mat. Look deeper at your records,…
Question: When we say that we must come to the end of the mind, that we must exhaust the mind, is it a necessary process, something which must happen, or is it possible to have an insight without the mind being exhausted?
I have to confess that I was a little taken aback at breakfast this morning when Ellen and I sat down, and Zaya and Maurizio came to sit down with us.
The word “spirituality” has caused a lot of suffering over the centuries. Moral self-righteousness is often tagging along side that word.
A pre-recorded 4-part Video Series with Stanislav Grof
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
It is said in Bengal that the Baul tradition originates from a time unknown, beyond what human history can trace
Richard Rohr, as a Catholic priest and Franciscan Friar, will offer a concise history of how Western Christianity once had, soon lost, tried to retrieve, and now is roundly rediscovering its own traditional understanding of unitive consciousness
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
Ellen Emmet explains her understanding of the role of the body in our exploration of truth...
The Yamabushi in northern Japan practice a once forbidden ancient religion. While their tradition is at risk of disappearing, it offers a way for those seeking a different path in Japan‘s society.
Aisha Salem talks of being willing to let go of our limitations, of keeping ourselves small, and of living our individuality
Jun 26–28, 2020
Delight Yoga, Prinseneiland studio, Amsterdam
In this interview with Zaya Benazzo from SAND Italy, Ellen Emmet talks about the relationship between self-enquiry and the exploration of the body through tantra.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Sally Kempton combines the wisdom of the tradition of Kashmir Shaiva Tantra with the practical understandings of contemporary psychology
In a rare meeting of minds, and a rare exploration of whether there is a predilection for spirituality, Gabor Mate asks Adyashanti to expand on passages from his recent book My Secret Is Silence.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Entering into that territory where the practices that have sustained us no longer can guide us in the terrain we are in.
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
Is it possible to live a life of activity while holding the perception of unity and fulfillment?
Eric Baret points out that there are no sculptures of yogic asanas in Indian temples before the modern era. He describes today’s yoga as a commercial project...
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
What seems to be your inner reality and what is apparently happening out there in the world is actually one thing.
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
Eric Baret explains clearly that there is no need for the self to appropriate achievement
Tandava means totality. It means the path is absolutely non-dual, because we integrate everything and we don't refuse any aspect of the human being
This excerpt from the The Strange and Necessary Case for Hope is rare medicine for our dark times.
What does it mean to be yourself from a nondual perspective?
“You can not open your heart, it is already open. It is the mind that is closed, and which must open to the heart.”
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
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