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.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Everything is not a thing
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
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 Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
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.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
to fashion universes out of emptiness
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
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?
An sprawling conversation in relation to deep time, land, and indigenous trauma and science
Intergenerational trauma: the impact of colonization and genocide Indigenous wisdom and the healing of trauma Resistance and healing
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
Chef Nephi Craig of the White Mountain Apache Nation and master forager Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Nation—as they work with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.
Wisdom keeper and spiritual master Isira invites us to look into the causes behind the critical challenges we face
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
From "Democracy and Belonging Forum" – Why We Need a Politics of Exile in a Time of Troubling Stuckness
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
peak oil, carbon footprint, renewables, hydro, nuclear, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
At this time we are collective examining our human generated systems, worldview, purpose, or our paradigm. What if paradigm was a choice?
an organic and wild conversation between two poets, writers, philosophers and theobiologians
exploring the Politics of Cure, the Shadows of Harm Reduction, and Transgressive Networks of Care at World End
Explore their new book Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
Our interconnectedness is undeniable. There is a singular pulse that weaves us all together. When we lose touch with that pulse, we suffer.
SAND guest speaker with a taste of Sufi Whirling
Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo host this Community Gathering with Dënesųłiné indigenous rights activist and climate activist Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.
In this video made for the first "Gathering of the Tribes", Laura used Midjourney AI and Pixelmator to visualise key principles of activism, regeneration, and solarpunk ideologies
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
An Open Online Event with Thomas Hübl
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Celebrating the life and legacy of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh one-year after he returned to mother earth.
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