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? This is the question that David Eagleman has spent years researching and which he answers in this state-of-the-science talk. Our behavior, thoughts, and experiences are inseparably linked to a vast, wet, chemical-electrical network called the nervous system. The machinery is utterly alien to us, and yet, somehow, it is us. Eagleman takes us into the depths of the subconscious to answer some of our deepest mysteries. Why does the conscious mind know so little about itself? What do Ulysses and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Eagleman charts new terrain in neuroscience and helps us understand how our perceptions of ourselves and our world result from the hidden workings of the most wondrous thing we have ever discovered: the human brain.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
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.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
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.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
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?
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Everything is not a thing
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
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
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Donald Hoffman describes his mathematical theory that ties in with consciousness touching into neuroscience, computer science, perception, and how we construct reality.
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
An electrifying introduction to complexity theory, the science of how complex systems behave
In a major discovery, the very fabric of the cosmos is constantly being roiled and rumpled all around us
Stephen LaBerge discusses lucid dreaming techniques, Nisargadatta Maharaj, consciousness, and awareness.
Major breakthrough in cancer research: Papers reveal 'dark matter' that contributes to disease's growth. The finding is a turning point in cancer research.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
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.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
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