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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Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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Rupert Spira in conversation
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
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Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
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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 do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
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The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
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