Rick Archer moderates a panel discussion with Jac O’Keeffe, Craig Holliday and Caverly Morgan on steps towards the establishment of an association of professional spiritual teachers. In a wide-ranging conversation, which includes consideration of the need for a code of ethics, the panel and members of the audience at SAND 18 share their experiences and suggestions—to explore and enliven an understanding of what may or may not be appropriate behavior in a spiritual teacher.
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Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
This presentation will explore the nature of the psychic realm, where it fits into the spiritual spectrum, and how to avoid the common pitfalls and potential to get stuck there.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Tandava means totality. It means the path is absolutely non-dual, because we integrate everything and we don't refuse any aspect of the human being
It was a powerful motor and well tuned; it took the hills easily, without a stutter, and the pick-up was excellent.
In Kabbalah, the primary way that hidden truths are revealed is through disrobing
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
I praise the Supreme Goddess Parā, the Illuminative Insight Intelligence Force of Consciousness
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