The storms and tragedies of contemporary life can be termed a spiritual crisis, in which we must awaken to a greater sense of self or else become more isolated and subject to increasing feelings of isolation and helplessness.
Because all things are ultimately interconnected, the challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world. Change can be disconcerting; yet in troubled times the inner threads of genius, imagination and wisdom become both more important and surprisingly more available.
Upavita is an old Sanskrit term for the eternal thread of golden imagination that makes each life valuable and noble from the beginning. This sacred thread of life connects the mind with the heart; it ties us to the dream of life and leads us to the purpose of our soul. While holding it, all the moments of our lives make sense; without it, all can seem accidental and pointless.
Call it dharma or the inner law of our being; call it a life dream or a spiritual calling; we are each called to awaken to the inner plotline of a story trying to unfold from within. In learning to express the mythic pattern woven within, we learn to contribute to the renewal of community as well as a restoration of nature.
What we need at this time is not a minor repair, but a major transformation of the world that can only start from the inside. Transformation at the level of the individual heart and soul generates the imagination and collective energy needed to change the conditions of the world.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Everything is not a thing
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
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?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
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
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds, giving our civilization a threshold of significant climaxes and challenges.
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