Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the message of Buddha. He criticizes materialism, calling it a decision, one which limits our responsibility for our actions, personal and global, by confirming the belief that this is all there is, that there is nothing after life - so it doesn’t matter, because we won’t be here to face the consequences.
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The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Rupert Spira in conversation
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
This presentation will explore the nature of the psychic realm, where it fits into the spiritual spectrum, and how to avoid the common pitfalls and potential to get stuck there.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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...
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
Love is the highest and most precious "asset" of human existence.
Eric answers questions from the audience at his Amsterdam retreat
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
In Kabbalah, the primary way that hidden truths are revealed is through disrobing
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