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.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
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 complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
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.”
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
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
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Everything is not a thing
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
to fashion universes out of emptiness
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
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
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
This talk is about what Bayo calls "ontofugitivity": how things go astray
Covid-19 is the first time in our lives that nature has turned against us on a planetary scale.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Fungi have long supported and enriched life on our planet. They must be protected as fiercely as animals and plants.
Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist whose life work is preserving the world’s silent places
Real vs. Fake Shamans, Hallucinogens, and the Dalai Lamas of South America
If you read this book, you'll change the charities you donate to
Sabine answers Zaya's burning questions at Wisdom in Times of Crisis
Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality
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