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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Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
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.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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.
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
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
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.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
This book is the first translation into English of what purports to be the complete Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
“You can not open your heart, it is already open. It is the mind that is closed, and which must open to the heart.”
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
Ikkyu Sojun decided to be true to himself and that meant regular trips to brothels
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
It’s easy, during our everyday life in the world, to forget how extravagantly remarkable a human being actually is.
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
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
It was a powerful motor and well tuned; it took the hills easily, without a stutter, and the pick-up was excellent.
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful…
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
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