AI can drive cars, create music, recognize objects, find a new solar system, discover a hominid species, and trounce anyone in a game of Go. Reports of its limits have been greatly exaggerated. But can AI enjoy conscious experiences? Can it feel love? Some physicalists claim that unconscious matter, with proper complexity, ignites consciousness. I propose a new framework and question: Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Everything is not a thing
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
Perception may be defined not only as how we experience the world through our senses, but also how we interpret those experiences to create meaning and provide a practically useful model of reality.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari' is an experimental short film featuring over 260 strange and spectacular images, generated by 13 different A.I. algorithms.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
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