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.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
to fashion universes out of emptiness
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
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.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Everything is not a thing
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
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?
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
A conversation with Stanislav Grof, interviewed by Brigitte Grof.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
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