Some of the questions explored in this panel at SAND19 US:
• What does social justice activism, informed by spirituality look like? And how is it practiced?
• What are the blind spots in largely white, privileged communities—like SAND?
• What is the unconscious conditioning we carry around racism and oppression?
• Do we reflect on the cultural context through which spiritual teachings have been passed to us?
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Everything is not a thing
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist whose life work is preserving the world’s silent places
Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality
two excerpts from the online SAND event with Thomas
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
An Open Online Event with Thomas Hübl
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ...
Covid-19 is the first time in our lives that nature has turned against us on a planetary scale.
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
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