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.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Everything is not a thing
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
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.
James Doty 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.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
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?
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
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
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
A conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté, hosted by Maurizio & Zaya Benazzo.
Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well.
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