Discover how to apply fascinating new insights from brain science to transform how you experience the world as well as your “self” and how you can better connect with anyone, including someone who is different from you in almost every way. Harvard neurologist, scientist, and author Joel Salinas, MD, discusses what you and the people you care about can learn from understanding the profound science behind reality and atypical brains, including his own. Dr. Salinas has an extreme form of synesthesia where all his senses collide—tasting sounds, literally feeling what someone else is physically and emotionally feeling, and more.
Be warned: Dr. Salinas will guide you through an immersive journey down the rabbit hole of his own wildly unusual sensory perception and, at several points along the way, you may learn something powerful about yourself that you never would have expected. Through this mind-altering, multisensory experience, he combines art, science, technology, and spirituality to reveal how we can use these neuroscientific aha moments to radically shape the world around us and within us.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Everything is not a thing
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
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
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
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?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Excerpts from Advaya: the role of mythology, stories, art, and poetry in cultivating kinship. How do stories create/relate to belonging?
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Susana Martinez-Conde gives her understanding of perception, brains, reality, memory, experience, music, aesthetics, and language from her experience as Laboratory Director of SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
Comparing the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.
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.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
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 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.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
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