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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Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
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.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
At the core of Layla’s teachings is the process of releasing judgment surrounding sex
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
Tandava means totality. It means the path is absolutely non-dual, because we integrate everything and we don't refuse any aspect of the human being
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Ikkyu Sojun decided to be true to himself and that meant regular trips to brothels
The contemplative spirituality of via feminina begins with the practice of gestation.
Entering into that territory where the practices that have sustained us no longer can guide us in the terrain we are in.
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
It was a powerful motor and well tuned; it took the hills easily, without a stutter, and the pick-up was excellent.
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Human life as we’ve known it has ground to a halt, and we’re faced with an unprecedented crisis—and an unprecedented opportunity.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
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