We most often associate spiritual practice with inner work and we engage meditation as a path of personal growth and development. While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm. Cultivating deep presence and awareness in relation with others is a "social contemplation" that reveals the truth of our deep interconnectedness with all of life. Uncovering and illuminating the interconnected web of our human "data network" brings a higher level of coherence and intelligence in the collective body. This opens up the potential for healing the fragmentation in our world and liberates our capacity to respond creatively and whole-heartedly to the immense collective challenges we are facing.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is 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?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Everything is not a thing
to fashion universes out of emptiness
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