Rooted and flowing with awareness and curiosity, each one of us has a steady genuine interest in the heart of the matter. The root of the word friend and freedom is the same, a clue to function as compassion within and without. Our true nature already does function this way, welcoming everything equally. A constancy that meets the ever changing with a resilience born of clarity, love, mountain strength, eternity, timeless patience and a strong dose of humor. Like Noah's Ark, this one heart that we are, welcomes aboard the animals or polarities, soothing and balancing them back to oneness. Joy and sorrow, freedom and bondage, ignorance and wisdom, tension and relaxation, hatred and love. All are resolved, dissolved and solved in the Stillness of the Heart. It is notable how wisdom can show us our true nature, but it is compassion, kindness and deep listening that liberate the body and mind from old fashioned services, the past and uncomfortable tendencies. Yes, wisdom, a felt sense of space, and enough rootedness allow us to slow down and be with what is calling us, rather than restlessly postponing or distracting ourselves. The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be, or only is its function, allows for a respectful curiosity. A deeper listening, slowing down from doing to being and suddenly, there is a true meeting. Heart to Heart. What a pleasure to be truly intimate within, and with what is from moment to moment. Neither running from or towards. Freedom and love exploring itself, meeting itself. Free to be, free to love and be love. Luckily, no time is required for beingness to be. No effort needed to be still. No work required to rest!
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Everything is not a thing
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Contentment counters and overrides our constant tendency to grasp and chase after things
Can we live softly and spaciously, with a loose grip and a joyful heart, even in times of great sorrow and loss?
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