Eric answers questions from the audience at his Amsterdam retreat
At the core of Layla’s teachings is the process of releasing judgment surrounding sex
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
It was a powerful motor and well tuned; it took the hills easily, without a stutter, and the pick-up was excellent.
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Zaya Benazzo interviews Mark Dyczkowski on the history of Tantra
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
A 4-part Recorded Series
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful…
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.
What does it mean to be yourself from a nondual perspective?
Jun 26–28, 2020
Delight Yoga, Prinseneiland studio, Amsterdam
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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.
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
Is it possible to live a life of activity while holding the perception of unity and fulfillment?
A 4-part Webinar Series
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
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.
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
The impossible predicament of being alive, the great wound that will not heal.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
I praise the Supreme Goddess Parā, the Illuminative Insight Intelligence Force of Consciousness
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
It is said in Bengal that the Baul tradition originates from a time unknown, beyond what human history can trace
Performing at the opening night of the 2019 SAND gathering in Italy, Parvathy Baul sings and dances
Once you begin to taste the freedom of your true nature and are no longer bound by your ego identifications, your way of being can become significantly more graceful.
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
Sally Kempton combines the wisdom of the tradition of Kashmir Shaiva Tantra with the practical understandings of contemporary psychology
What seems to be your inner reality and what is apparently happening out there in the world is actually one thing.
Ikkyu Sojun decided to be true to himself and that meant regular trips to brothels
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
This book is the first translation into English of what purports to be the complete Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
A recorded 4-part, online Meditation Group
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
The contemplative spirituality of via feminina begins with the practice of gestation.
“You can not open your heart, it is already open. It is the mind that is closed, and which must open to the heart.”
It’s easy, during our everyday life in the world, to forget how extravagantly remarkable a human being actually is.
A Free, Online, conversation facilitated by Vera de Chalambert
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing, right off the tip of your nose.
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.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
Entering into that territory where the practices that have sustained us no longer can guide us in the terrain we are in.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
From the dualistic thinking of the first half of life into the contemplative mind of the integrated self
A 3-part Webinar Series
Aisha Salem talks of being willing to let go of our limitations, of keeping ourselves small, and of living our individuality
The universe is dreaming us up and we are all dreaming our lives into being.
A free online community conversation facilitated by Vera de Chalambert
Ellen Emmet explains her understanding of the role of the body in our exploration of truth...
An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
Eric Baret explains clearly that there is no need for the self to appropriate achievement
Recognizing that our bodies and our sexuality are sacred is a good way to begin undoing the split between sex and spirit...
This excerpt from the The Strange and Necessary Case for Hope is rare medicine for our dark times.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
The path of reality is not a path, for it is an exploration of life in all that it is...
Women’s Wisdom Across the Spiritual Traditions
a 3-part recorded Webinar Series
a FREE Online Conversation with Mirabai Starr and Vera de Chalambert
In the context of American spiritual practice nondual traditions and mindfulness traditions appear to be in sharp contrast.
Asking a question is being the most active you can be. It means being humble. Humility is the most active attitude.
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.
Francis Lucille answers questions from the audience at SAND 18, bringing his intelligence and wit to a variety of topics
Wake up! Wake up! Errrr, ummmm, grrrrggr, Oh yes, I’m awake now. Wow, that was a weird dream.
I have this concern about what is happening in the world. If we take nonduality really seriously, it seems like we are not concerned about the exterior.
Shaped and sustained by the nondual tradition of Kashmir Shivaism, Eric Baret’s words take us back to the simple observation of our felt sense of emotion and, ultimately, to pure listening.
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.
Recording of a 3-part Webinar Series
A pre-recorded 4-part Video Series with Stanislav Grof
Recording of a 3-part Webinar Series
a 3-part Webinar Series
Integrating Self-Recognition in Everyday Life
A FREE live online community conversation with Shakti Caterina Maggi facilitated by Zaya Benazzo
A 3-part Webinar Series, recorded in December 2018
A 4-part Webinar Series
There is one fundamental presumption upon which our world culture is founded. This basic presumption states that experience is divided into two essential elements – a subject and an object – joined together by an act of knowing, feeling or perceiving.
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
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...
In this exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Wallace we discuss consciousness, mathematics, practicing deep sleep states and meditation as preparation for dying consciously.
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...
Look deeper. Look deeper at your mala, your skateboard, your yoga mat. Look deeper at your records,…
The word “spirituality” has caused a lot of suffering over the centuries. Moral self-righteousness is often tagging along side that word.
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.
I am a seeker who feels he has arrived, in that, these days, I both intellectually and feeling-wise, experience a oneness that is a great joy and comfort
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
As far as I know, this is a first: a book about ayahuasca and plant medicine and shamanism...
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Many great masters have said “Everything is Self,” and this phrase is repeated regularly during spiritual…
When we ask ourselves why we think time exists, most of us would say: because we see everything changing, always.
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.
In a now famous conversation between Carl Sagan and the Dalai Lama, Sagan, a scientist and renowned…
Sadness is one of the deepest emotions and it must be kept without an object.
Many traditions and mystics talk about nondualism. But what is nondualism, and how have people—from different religions in different parts of the word—described this concept over time?
At this year's conference I'll be moderating a discussion between Bernardo Kastrup and physicist Christopher…
Durga is a Goddess of Strength and Justice who brings compassion, peace, calm and order to the chaos, destruction and conflict in any situation.
I’m alive because of Ayahuasca. I am connected, soulful, expanded, and spilling over with self-love, mostly because of the blessing of attending around 1,000 sacred plant ceremonies.
As the process of manifestation (involution of Ultimate Reality into becoming the physical Universe) begins, the tattvas (principles, states of consciousness) that logically appear first are those of what is called the Pure Creation and pure knowledge.
An extraordinary and profound personal experience illustrates the tenet that the Model of Manifestation describes both the Universe – and a human being.
Kashmir Shaivism encompasses a vast territory of wisdom and knowledge about the universe and a human…
Tantra in the Western imagination stands for exotic and orgasmic rituals coming from India and Tibet that blend sex and meditation.
Love, we can’t talk about because it is what is. It isn’t an objective experience, it’s what is here at every moment, except when I pretend to love or when I want to be loved.
Most of my life was spent as a materialist. I regarded physical matter as the basis of reality. From matter emerged biological organisms such as humans, which developed brains, and out of the brain emerged consciousness.
Obviously, that’s an important question for nondualists including Advaitins and Buddhists.
The existence of an ether – an all-pervading medium composed of a subtler kind of matter – has been taught by mystic philosophers throughout the ages.
People have tried many ways to alter their consciousness — meditation, psychedelic mushrooms, LSD, rituals…
Quantum particles, the foundation of the universe, are like naughty children playing catch me if you can with scientists in a game with no rules.
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