In this experiential presentation that will include a talk, guided meditation, and dialogue, we will explore how being fully human requires both the awakening of the deep Heart that is shared by all beings as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart. It is the deep or universal Heart of compassionate presence that is able to most tenderly and fully hold the suffering human heart, creating an optimal environment for its natural unfolding.
The heart area is a center of great emotional and energetic sensitivity as well as a portal to our true nature as loving awareness. It is where we feel self-love and self-loathing, a core worthiness or unworthiness, as well as grief and joy. It is also the wellspring of profound gratitude, appreciation and wonder and where we recognize our inherent wholeness and non-separateness from all of life.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Rupert Spira in conversation
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater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 talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
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