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.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
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
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
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 journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Everything is not a thing
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.”
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience 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.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
exploring the Politics of Cure, the Shadows of Harm Reduction, and Transgressive Networks of Care at World End
From "Democracy and Belonging Forum" – Why We Need a Politics of Exile in a Time of Troubling Stuckness
An sprawling conversation in relation to deep time, land, and indigenous trauma and science
Dr. Shiva on quantum physicist, ecologist, and activism, climate collapse, the dangers of our lives being controlled by Silicon Valley, and the pandemic
SAND guest speaker with a taste of Sufi Whirling
Zaya and Maurizio talk about their film projects and the need to spiritually connect people around the world on Prague TV
Celebrating the life and legacy of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh one-year after he returned to mother earth.
‘The End of This World’ reveals where the climate justice movement needs to go and how we get there
peak oil, carbon footprint, renewables, hydro, nuclear, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
We’ve been told such a horrendously wrong story about what our past is as human beings.
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
At this time we are collective examining our human generated systems, worldview, purpose, or our paradigm. What if paradigm was a choice?
Intergenerational trauma: the impact of colonization and genocide Indigenous wisdom and the healing of trauma Resistance and healing
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
an organic and wild conversation between two poets, writers, philosophers and theobiologians
Explore their new book Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse
Our interconnectedness is undeniable. There is a singular pulse that weaves us all together. When we lose touch with that pulse, we suffer.
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