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.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Rupert Spira in conversation
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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.”
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
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
There are still several unanswered questions surrounding the relationship between trauma and Highly Sensitive People.
Can we live softly and spaciously, with a loose grip and a joyful heart, even in times of great sorrow and loss?
A glimpse into the empty awareness reveals what one cannot learn over multiple lifetimes
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