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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When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
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...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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...
Rupert Spira in conversation
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
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.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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.”
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
A conversation with Rupert Spira, contemplating the Nature of Experience.
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
Eric discusses the current pandemic and our overreaction to it...
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
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