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 path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
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?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
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
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
to fashion universes out of emptiness
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Everything is not a thing
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
15 People's Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer
What Does Freedom Mean to You...
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.
Master somatic therapist Peter Levine discusses the physiological origins of trauma, and how his Somatic Experiencing approach provides effective treatment.
We are all connected through the traumatization of the world and that the healing of trauma is a way of returning to the wholeness and fullness of living.
Dr. Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill in his brand new book 'The Myth of Normal'
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Historical trauma is trauma so deeply rooted in the subconscious we may not even know it is there.
Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
embodying anti-racist practice and cultural building a way of being in the world
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