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.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
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.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
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.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
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...
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Rupert Spira in conversation
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
Rupert Spira in conversation
How can a fish become aware that it swims in that which it seeks?
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
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