Many teachings do not appreciate that the human being is important for realization and liberation. That there is no awakening without humans. But some do, and it is a different kind of appreciation than the scientific exploration of the mystery of being human. We discuss what is it to be a human being, both biologically and spiritually, and we come to value who and what we are, and the necessity for the world we experience and know. A discussion facilitated by Zaya Benazzo.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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...
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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…
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.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
The impossible predicament of being alive, the great wound that will not heal.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
Is there still something we can learn from the traditional use of psychedelic medicines?
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
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