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.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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.
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.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
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.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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...
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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
Rupert Spira in conversation
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Eric discusses the current pandemic and our overreaction to it...
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
We live in a culture caught in the illusion of time
Fear can be a powerful door to unlock previously unreachable energy still stored in our false images
An exploration of how the wisdom of the ancient traditions integrated in our contemporary lives.
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving
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