In this short Q&A session from SAND 18, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche answers questions about dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams, demonstrating his ability to make ancient Tibetan teachings accessible and relevant to our modern lives.
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Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
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.
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...
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
The yogic sages anticipated quantum physics by noting that a subtle vibrational energy is the substratum of everything we know.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Is it possible to live a life of activity while holding the perception of unity and fulfillment?
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Human life as we’ve known it has ground to a halt, and we’re faced with an unprecedented crisis—and an unprecedented opportunity.
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
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