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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Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
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...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
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.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Rupert Spira in conversation
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Francis answers Jeanric's questions in this touching interview
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
Why does our current era make some spiritual teachers and students susceptible to misinformation and cult-like thinking?
When we avoid rooting in our dying bodies, spirituality grows spindly and bears no real fruit.
Heart-break is painful. There is no way around that. The loss of a loved one is devastating. It breaks you down. It tears you apart. The life that you thought you were living is no more. The person you thought you were, has died with your loved one.
Lama Rod Owens holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation.
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
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