We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds, giving our civilization a threshold of significant climaxes and challenges. These outer forces of intense change are in direct alignment with inner capacities we are yet to acknowledge and live from. It is my hope that this session will allow us to contemplate the rich human and planetary histories we have inherited. The intention here is to consider how we can become aware of our true legacies, step into the realities of our deepest belonging and act from conscience as the prerequisite virtue to initiate our age, the age of humanity.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
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?
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Everything is not a thing
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Covid-19 is the first time in our lives that nature has turned against us on a planetary scale.
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
two excerpts from the online SAND event with Thomas
Our interconnectedness is undeniable. There is a singular pulse that weaves us all together. When we lose touch with that pulse, we suffer.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ...
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist whose life work is preserving the world’s silent places
SAND guest speaker with a taste of Sufi Whirling
Wisdom keeper and spiritual master Isira invites us to look into the causes behind the critical challenges we face
Gabor Maté prompts Thomas Hübl to talk about his understanding that trauma is not just an individual but a collective experience.
Zaya and Maurizio talk about their film projects and the need to spiritually connect people around the world on Prague TV
peak oil, carbon footprint, renewables, hydro, nuclear, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
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