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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In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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 know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
Francis answers Jeanric's questions in this touching interview
Eric discusses the current pandemic and many other themes at Wisdom in Times of Crisis
Francis answers questions from the audience at SAND18US
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving
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