Buddhism teaches the emptiness of inherent existence or, in other words, "everything is not a thing." Contemporary physics, chemistry and biology, seen through the simplifying lens of complexity theory (it sounds complex, but is actually simple) shows us that the non-dual realm is in complementarity with all of duality, that the presence/absence of boundaries, of separation, is dependent on perspective. "Wisdom" is seeing the world without delusion; science is one means to washing delusion from one's mind. In doing so, the inherent compassionate nature of the universe and of every being within and of that universe, therefore, as well, is revealed.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
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?
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
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
Contentment counters and overrides our constant tendency to grasp and chase after things
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
From his sickbed, Vimalakirti attains insight so deep that even Manjusri, the manifestation of profound wisdom bows to listen
Can we live softly and spaciously, with a loose grip and a joyful heart, even in times of great sorrow and loss?
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that alcohol is “cunning, baffling and powerful” in its cause of the disease of alcoholism.
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
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