As the fierce and tender voice of the feminine rises again, we are gifted with renewed access to the women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions, such as, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Mary Magdalene, Sophia, the Shekinah, Song of Songs, Rabia, Fatima, Tara, Quan Yin, Kali, and indigenous Mother goddesses. In this gathering we engage in contemplative readings from the mystics, group reflections, evocative writing exercises, inter-spiritual chanting and silent sitting, weaving these luminous elements into a basket of awakened community.
In her unique and open-hearted way, writer, translator and poet Mirabai Starr talks of the many traditions which have touched her life, and shares her vision of an awakened community. She talks of the women mystics, reads their poems, and introduces her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
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...
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
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
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Rupert Spira in conversation
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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 talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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.
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
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
We will explore the multidimensional nature of the ground, the importance of accessing Presence as a profound resource,
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