According to a time-honored metaphor, our essential nondual spiritual nature is an open secret: It’s never been hidden even for an instant, but it remains a secret to us until we realize it for ourselves. In Zen, a gateless gate or barrier appears to separate us from truth—only when we finally pass through it do we realize that the barrier doesn’t really exist and the separation was illusory from the start. Likewise, Tibetan Buddhism speaks of ground, path, and fruition: The ground of our Buddha nature is ever-present and all-pervasive, but until we embark on the path and realize the ground for ourselves, we never experience the fruition of our search.
In spiritual circles these days, we tend to talk about the nondual as an ontological reality, as if we all know exactly what we’re talking about. But traditionally, the nondual must be experienced, intimately and directly, as our very own true self, for it to become a living reality in our lives. In this presentation, we outline the path by exploring the four primary stages of spiritual awakening through teachings and guided meditations that point us directly to our radiant, boundless spiritual nature, beyond the mind.
Reversing history from Galileo's time, it is now the scientists who refuse to look through the telescope.
The yogic sages anticipated quantum physics by noting that a subtle vibrational energy is the substratum of everything we know.
Among different categories of dreams, there are extraordinary experiences that are life-changing.
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
Is it possible to live a life of activity while holding the perception of unity and fulfillment?
Is there still something we can learn from the traditional use of psychedelic medicines?
It is said in Bengal that the Baul tradition originates from a time unknown, beyond what human history can trace
An exploration of how the wisdom of the ancient traditions integrated in our contemporary lives.
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
What altered states of consciousness can tell us about consciousness itself
When the heart awakens to love, it can carry the human being beyond the horizon of the ego.
The latest research into the relationship between the brain's neuronal firing and consciousness.
Family Constellation can be understood as a mindfulness practice.
Love is the highest and most precious "asset" of human existence.
Zaya Benazzo interviews Mark Dyczkowski on the history of Tantra
In this interview with Zaya Benazzo from SAND Italy, Ellen Emmet talks about the relationship between self-enquiry and the exploration of the body through tantra.
What does it mean to be yourself from a nondual perspective?
Neuroscience and psychology have been unable to address the hard problem of consciousness
How can a fish become aware that it swims in that which it seeks?
We are consciousness, and awareness, and yet we identify with an object in awareness
Tina looks at the developing embryo through the eyes of Dr Jaap van der Wal
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
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