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.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
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 panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
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.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
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 perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Everything is not a thing
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
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
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.
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
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.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
Cheese is not just a tasty snack — it’s an ecosystem. And the fungi and bacteria within that ecosystem play a big part in shaping the flavor and texture of the final product.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
“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.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
Visual illusions are those perceptual experiences that do not match the physical reality.
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
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