Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness. Consciousness is the basic stuff our experience consists of. In that sense we can certainly say that the world arises "in consciousness". Yet in our experience consciousness always appears to be embodied, appears to be "in the world". So consciousness and world seem to be in a peculiar container/contained circular dance. Would the world exist without consciousness? Would consciousness exist without the world?
The consciousness/world circle is well represented in the ancient symbol of the ouroboros, the snake eating its own tail, or in Escher's drawing of two hands drawing each other. In this conversation we explore this paradoxical reality from the perspective of quantum physics and Dao, and trace the path from one-sided materialism or idealism to an integral view engaging both polarities in a circular dance.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Everything is not a thing
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
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?
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
We look back at a selection of talks of Peter's from SAND conferences and host a discussion about his history with science and spirituality
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
Heart-break is painful. There is no way around that. The loss of a loved one is devastating. It breaks you down. It tears you apart. The life that you thought you were living is no more. The person you thought you were, has died with your loved one.
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
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