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.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
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?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
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.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Everything is not a thing
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
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Major breakthrough in cancer research: Papers reveal 'dark matter' that contributes to disease's growth. The finding is a turning point in cancer research.
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Most of us carry a mother's voice in the neural patterns of our brain.
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
An electrifying introduction to complexity theory, the science of how complex systems behave
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
Excerpts from Advaya: the role of mythology, stories, art, and poetry in cultivating kinship. How do stories create/relate to belonging?
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
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