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 responsibility to do so does not belong to someone other than each of us. For it is we who posses capacities of loving and wisdom seldom fully realized or embodied in the world of time and space.
At the core of the spiritual heart lies two paradoxical instincts. One is the upward movement of transcendence and wakening up to reality, while the other is of the power and grace of redeeming love and the experience of unity as it expresses itself in the world of time and space. A full and inclusive spiritual life will take full account of both of these paradoxical spiritual instincts. For in the end we are called to wake up from the over identification with form, as well as to re-embrace and re-embody the grace of our true nature in and as the world of form.
Our world is full of challenges and tragedies, opportunities and unlimited potential. To meet these challenges, both personal and collective, we need to act not from fear, resentment and conflict, but from love and wisdom. We need to experience and embody the power and presence of redemptive love.
Redemptive love is an experience of love, given by grace, that at once redeems, meaning that it restores something or someone to their natural condition of wholeness. Redemptive love also seeks to be embodied in our humanity and challenges each of us to embody its grace in the very depths and actions of our humanity. Redemptive love is a love that is fully committed to being a wise and benevolent presence in the relative world for the benefit of all beings.
Whenever and wherever redemptive love is present and embodied in our lives there is the fire of grace alive and active, and life is experienced as containing great meaning and purpose. The circle of spiritual awakening is completed only by literally re-embodying the spirit of awakened wisdom and love in and as our human life. Thus the redemptive power of love can become embodied and in-formed, and pour itself out upon the world.
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Everything is not a thing
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
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Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
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Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
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How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
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Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
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Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
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The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
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Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
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There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
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?
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
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Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
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to fashion universes out of emptiness
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James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
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