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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How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
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.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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...
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
The impossible predicament of being alive, the great wound that will not heal.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
The yogic sages anticipated quantum physics by noting that a subtle vibrational energy is the substratum of everything we know.
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
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.
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
Human life as we’ve known it has ground to a halt, and we’re faced with an unprecedented crisis—and an unprecedented opportunity.
Francis answers Jeanric's questions in this touching interview
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