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.
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Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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
Rupert Spira in conversation
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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 engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
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?
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?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
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...
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
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?
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.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
15 People's Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer
Dr. Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill in his brand new book 'The Myth of Normal'
Master somatic therapist Peter Levine discusses the physiological origins of trauma, and how his Somatic Experiencing approach provides effective treatment.
embodying anti-racist practice and cultural building a way of being in the world
Historical trauma is trauma so deeply rooted in the subconscious we may not even know it is there.
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.
We are all connected through the traumatization of the world and that the healing of trauma is a way of returning to the wholeness and fullness of living.
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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