If you really ARE pure Consciousness; limitless, infinite and sublime, how is it possible to ALSO live an ordinary and mundane human life when you're "down in the marketplace?" Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity, and yet, also experience not really being "OF" that same world, too? Can you actually walk the proverbial razor's edge between being "god" and being "human" by learning, instead, to simply "BE?" Discover practical ways of embracing the perennial paradox of living as a "ONE-ness" that, quite mysteriously, also likes to pretend that it's a "TWO-ness."
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Fritjof Capra 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.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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.”
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
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
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
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.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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 mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
In Kabbalah, the primary way that hidden truths are revealed is through disrobing
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
Eric discusses the current pandemic and many other themes at Wisdom in Times of Crisis
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
In these times of layered and intersecting personal and collective traumas...
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
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