Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow, one that spontaneously and effortlessly gives birth not only to manifest form, but to all experiences of body, energy, and mind. This state of flow, which has its roots in openness, occurs only in the absence of hope and fear. It is at once naturally joyful, peaceful, compassionate, expansive, and powerful. When you know how to tap fully into this open, creative flow, its beneficial qualities can extend to any area of your life. You can paint more masterful paintings. Your music can have more depth of connection. Your writing can be more genuine and moving. You will be able to solve problems at work, resolve conflicts with loved ones, or even shift your thought patterns with more natural spontaneity. — Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Great Perfection of Creativity, Shambhala Sun Magazine, November 2012.
The Tibetan spiritual traditions tell us that unleashing our dynamic creative energy is a matter of recognizing and tapping into the wellspring of creativity that already exists in us. Tenzin Rinpoche will instruct and guide simple meditation practices of body, speech and mind that can help you to:
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Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
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Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
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?
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...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Rupert Spira in conversation
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What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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