James Fadiman takes questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of 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.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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...
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Rupert Spira in conversation
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
Cheese is not just a tasty snack — it’s an ecosystem. And the fungi and bacteria within that ecosystem play a big part in shaping the flavor and texture of the final product.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
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