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?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Rupert Spira 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
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Everything is not a thing
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?
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
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.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
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.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
"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. "
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
“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.
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
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.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
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