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.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
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
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
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?
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
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.”
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Everything is not a thing
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
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
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
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
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
“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.
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.
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
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