The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being, also in actions that express separation. Compassion means too see that there is not a person anywhere, but Consciousness in action. In this recognition you can welcome in your Heart all the suffering of believing that this is not so, knowing that maybe this cannot be seen through every form right away, but accepting seeing this in your Heart until it is possible for everybody. This is the life of a bodhisattva and the life to which we all aspire to as truth seekers. If this is possible, any action of Consciousness that expresses through your form will come from unity and will support only unity in the world. That compassion can do miracles, and arises from that true Heart that is everywhere, as Ramana Maharshi said.
What can we do in front of a crumbling world in which everything seems to be more and more divided? We are Emptiness that contemplates all form through the human experience. The Heart is this Emptiness that meditates the world. Abiding in the compassion of the empty Heart allows us to dissolve any apparent contradictions and divisions we see in the world, not because we resolve these polarities but because they can all co-exist and dissolve in our Being. In the Heart there is no need to split ourselves into two and polarize into right and wrong, you or me, your truth or my truth - all this can simultaneously exist and be contained in Emptiness.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
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
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
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
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
to fashion universes out of emptiness
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Everything is not a thing
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
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?
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
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.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
We look back at a selection of talks of Peter's from SAND conferences and host a discussion about his history with science and spirituality
A wide ranging discussion with interdependent spiritual mystic master
A conversation on Rumi, Sufism, and the deep mysteries of being
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
A conversation with Joan on the simplicity and depth of awareness of being
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