Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast. In the wilderness, we can feel if a huge unseen presence is gazing at us. Or feel the notable absence of people - that hush that can soothe or hasten you home.
At the ocean, seeing is invited to widen and expand past habitual focus - though It is rare to notice silent space itself, between, behind and within it all. The vastness of an African savannah or the evening sky invites us into that which holds everything.
Our gaze is drawn primarily to form rather than to the essence at the heart of everything. And we tend to naturally overlook that which does not move in favor of the ever-changing display of ordinary life. What if it is the unmoving that notices and delights in movement? What if it is silence that adores music?
How lucky we are to have and be an omnidirectional awareness wearing a body that amplifies perception. A curiosity that can formlessly explore the infinity of life, the seen and unseen. And then reflect upon, share and celebrate!
Pamela speaks the Truth of advaita, non-duality – that the universe is one undivided whole. For the last twenty years she has traveled widely in the United States, Canada and Europe, sharing satsang and giving private sessions. Week-long retreats have been held in Mexico, Costa Rica, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the USA. She has endeared herself to many through her lighthearted humor and compassion, and deep understanding of what it is to be human. She lives in Sonoma, California.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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...
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
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.
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?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.
I praise the Supreme Goddess Parā, the Illuminative Insight Intelligence Force of Consciousness
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