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.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
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?
Pamela Wilson has a conversation 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
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Everything is not a thing
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
to fashion universes out of emptiness
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
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?
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience 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
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
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
A new type of experiment could get us closer to grasping human consciousness.
Jeremy England says spiritual ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.
Consciousness may be an emergent property from a bunch of background chatter.
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