Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, Zen etc., and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience. This is a contemporary, experiential approach involving silent meditation, guided meditation and conversation, and requires no affiliation to any particular religious or spiritual tradition. All that is required is an interest in the essential nature of experience, and in the longing for love, peace and happiness around which most of our lives revolve.
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
A conversation on Rumi, Sufism, and the deep mysteries of being
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
A dialog between two modern spiritual teachers on the nature and wonder of the heart
A conversation with Joan on the simplicity and depth of awareness of being
Touching into listening, embodiment, the shadow, and devotion with teacher and author Ellen Emmet
We look back at a selection of talks of Peter's from SAND conferences and host a discussion about his history with science and spirituality
In this live SAND Conference talk Mona offers some beautiful sacred wisdom from her Islamic tradition with that special Science and Nonduality flavor weaving her talk through the ancient and the modern, the light and dark in this talk.
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
A freer way of understanding is to grasp what we’ve been asked to know and hold it for a moment at a distance.
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
According to Ervin Laszlo, the coherence of the atom and the galaxies is the same coherence that keeps living cells together, cooperating to form life.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that alcohol is “cunning, baffling and powerful” in its cause of the disease of alcoholism.
The measure of resistance in electrical engineering is called the Ohm. Although this Ohm has no known relation to the common Eastern chants with the same sound, it was no doubt a coincidence
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt, I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.
This compulsion to arrive at the Final Truth is, of course, foiled again and again by life itself.
"I will take two pens to write this. One can dip into the ink of understanding. Under the reign of the sun..."
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
Consciousness is not a thing. Asking “What is consciousness?” is like asking “Where does light come from?”, while watching a movie.
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
Not-knowing is a way of slowing down enough to see where we already are.
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
The seagull fears no shipwreck. Her feet love to touch the ocean...
...As you walk back by the little farmhouses, the meadows, and the railway line, you will see that yesterday has come to an end: life begins where thought ends...
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
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