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?
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
James Doty has a conversation 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.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
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?
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Everything is not a thing
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
"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. "
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
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