Geshe Tenzin leads the audience on a meditation experience to unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way that they dissolve and make space for a space of love and clarity.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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...
Rupert Spira in conversation
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
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.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Eric discusses the current pandemic and our overreaction to it...
Deepak brings multifaceted perspectives and reflections to the current situation.
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
Francis answers Jeanric's questions in this touching interview
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
We are consciousness, and awareness, and yet we identify with an object in awareness
Michael Meade speaks so beautifully about the role of "descent" in any spiritual journey.
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