Biomimicry is "the conscious emulation of nature's genius"—Janine Benyus. Biomimicry has been used in design and technology, by emulating organisms, such as the kingfisher's beak inspiring a more efficient bullet train, or termite mounds inspiring cooler building structures. However, this field is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature. Nature itself is thriving through its intricate relationships, whether in the soil of perennial grasslands, or through mutualistic relations of organisms on a coral reef, or even the microorganisms working together to aid in your own body's digestion. We can reconnect to nature, by going outside, or delving inside of us, using our senses, understanding the science and cultivating cooperative relationships.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Everything is not a thing
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.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
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?
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.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
How NASA's Webb Telescope Gives Humanity a Revolutionary New View of Cosmos
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
An electrifying introduction to complexity theory, the science of how complex systems behave
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
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