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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Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
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.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
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…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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...
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Rupert Spira in conversation
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
by Anjula Ram. One woman's journey of seeking freedom and happiness.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
Love is the highest and most precious "asset" of human existence.
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