Fritjof Capra summarizes years of research and revelation on the systems view of life in 17 profound and significant minutes. In plain language he introduces the idea that cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system to self-organize and the self-perpetuate. He concludes by expressing the hope that this new scientific theory which, for the first time, unifies mind, matter and life, will soon be common knowledge.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Rupert Spira in conversation
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.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization 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.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Charles Eisenstein 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…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe
In this conversation from the “Talks on Trauma” series Gabor investigates the paths of personal Trauma woven into the Buddhist and personal psychology fields for which Jack and Tara are so well known.
15 People's Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer
Historical trauma is trauma so deeply rooted in the subconscious we may not even know it is there.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
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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