The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox, and one of the great paradoxes of nondual teachings is the apparent dichotomy between the vast stillness and openness of our fundamental consciousness and the visceral sense of being here—embodied and open-hearted. It takes a while before many of us discover that the way to genuine nondual awareness is through deeply embodied presence. Without this, our realizations tend to turn into memories, and lead to various dissociative or detached positions that are actually ego defenses against suffering. Yet central to the original teachings of the Enneagram is the idea that our core suffering can be transformed by bringing presence and compassion to it. Indeed, each of the nine points represent a particular transformational pathway from the dense suffering of egoic existence into the embodied qualities the awakened heart. In this presentation, we explore these nine transformations of the heart, and how they assist us in our capacity to actually live our realizations in our work, relationships, and daily lives.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Everything is not a thing
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
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?
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
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