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.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Everything is not a thing
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
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 world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
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?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
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.
Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.
Sam Harris speaks with Iain McGilchrist about the differences between the right and left hemispheres.
Jeremy England says spiritual ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.
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