In spiritual contexts there can be a neutralizing of difference as a way of creating community through commonality and with an intention towards a collective consciousness. However, in a world where difference has meaning and impact—queerness, gender, ethnicity, socio-economics and geographic/historical contexts—to neutralize difference negates pieces of all of our whole selves in their great texture and abundance.
Teresa explores the way in which seeing and honoring sacred and beautiful difference builds deeper community, collective awareness and transformation. She shows how to engage in this movement towards a radical love of each other and how, through honoring the tapestry of difference, we build connection to the larger social world and a call to manifesting social change. If we see the sacred difference of others it will inherently pull us towards not only honoring that difference, but also protecting it in all the ways it is expressed in the world.
She explains the ways in which the science of mirroring neurons can offer a map into this practice of honoring sacred difference. She closes with a practice of mirroring radical love and seeing the sacred difference in each other.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Everything is not a thing
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
to fashion universes out of emptiness
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
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?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
two excerpts from the online SAND event with Thomas
Wisdom keeper and spiritual master Isira invites us to look into the causes behind the critical challenges we face
Advances in evolutionary science have revealed that biological novelty is created by horizontal fusions between species and between bodies.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
An sprawling conversation in relation to deep time, land, and indigenous trauma and science
exploring the Politics of Cure, the Shadows of Harm Reduction, and Transgressive Networks of Care at World End
Our interconnectedness is undeniable. There is a singular pulse that weaves us all together. When we lose touch with that pulse, we suffer.
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
Celebrating the life and legacy of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh one-year after he returned to mother earth.
Intergenerational trauma: the impact of colonization and genocide Indigenous wisdom and the healing of trauma Resistance and healing
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
an organic and wild conversation between two poets, writers, philosophers and theobiologians
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Explore their new book Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse
peak oil, carbon footprint, renewables, hydro, nuclear, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ...
An Open Online Event with Thomas Hübl
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
At this time we are collective examining our human generated systems, worldview, purpose, or our paradigm. What if paradigm was a choice?
Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo host this Community Gathering with Dënesųłiné indigenous rights activist and climate activist Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.
Gabor Maté prompts Thomas Hübl to talk about his understanding that trauma is not just an individual but a collective experience.
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