In a talk that ranges from evolutionary biology to modern physics, and draws from Eastern and Western philosophical traditions, Neil Theise, Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Mount Sinai, delves into various expressions of the nature of reality and concludes that it is because different questions are asked that different answers are given. He suggests that the universe exists because it has to, and concludes with a koan that if boundaries are where we give and receive, what is compassion in the realm of the boundless?
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explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
Perception may be defined not only as how we experience the world through our senses, but also how we interpret those experiences to create meaning and provide a practically useful model of reality.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Comparing the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
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