Advaita Vedanta is the classic and paradigmatic school of nondual philosophy. Put simply, the essential teaching is 'The Absolute (Brahman) is the only reality, the world (jagat) is an appearance (of that nondual Absolute) and the sentient being (jiva) is none other than the nondual Absolute'—in Sanskrit 'Brahma Satyam, jagat mithya, jiva brahmaiva na para'. There is however, a secret to grasping this nondual teaching. The teaching is given in two steps—first, the well known 'neti, neti' 'not this, not this' leading to the realization of our spiritual nature and second, seeing that this newly discovered spiritual nature is nondual. Clarity about both steps is necessary to realize nonduality (Advaita).
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
Touching into listening, embodiment, the shadow, and devotion with teacher and author Ellen Emmet
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
A dialog between two modern spiritual teachers on the nature and wonder of the heart
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
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.
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There are still several unanswered questions surrounding the relationship between trauma and Highly Sensitive People.
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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.
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
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May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
A poem on the impact of resurrection.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
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