How do the different spiritual traditions view being human? How do they differ in their appreciation of the human individual and the place of the human in the total scheme of reality? A dialogue in depth that may help us see our value for the universe.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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.
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.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
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
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Rupert Spira in conversation
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
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