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.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
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?
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Everything is not a thing
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
to fashion universes out of emptiness
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
A new type of experiment could get us closer to grasping human consciousness.
Electromagnetic energy in the brain enables brain matter to create our consciousness
Jeremy England says spiritual ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.
Bayo tells a story and tries to characterize the essence of the Feminine at the "I of the Storm" event.
Sam Harris speaks with Iain McGilchrist about the differences between the right and left hemispheres.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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