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.
For more information visit https://www.bobthurman.com
Do you want to get to know Bob Thurman better? Discover our 3-part live, online webinar series with Bob Thurman & Isa Gucciardi:
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
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.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Rupert Spira in conversation
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
A poem on the impact of resurrection.
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
This compulsion to arrive at the Final Truth is, of course, foiled again and again by life itself.
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
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.”
Please enter your email and we’ll send you instructions to reset your password