In this talk Bayo Akomolafe poses a jarring question: What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis? More to the point, what if the feverish quest for "solutions" (which characterizes climate justice movements today) is getting in the way of radical transformation? Introducing stories and myths from African tradition, Bayo extends an urgent invitation to notice climate change as the deconstruction of the human, and to approach demise and dying as abundant fields of surprise--a radical discontinuity.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
to fashion universes out of emptiness
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?
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
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
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
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Pamela Wilson 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
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Everything is not a thing
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
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.
Covid-19 is the first time in our lives that nature has turned against us on a planetary scale.
Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality
Real vs. Fake Shamans, Hallucinogens, and the Dalai Lamas of South America
My PhD thesis was on non separability and non locality in Quantum theory.
This talk is about what Bayo calls "ontofugitivity": how things go astray
Fungi have long supported and enriched life on our planet. They must be protected as fiercely as animals and plants.
Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist whose life work is preserving the world’s silent places
Sabine answers Zaya's burning questions at Wisdom in Times of Crisis
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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