Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, Zen etc., and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience. This is a contemporary, experiential approach involving silent meditation, guided meditation and conversation, and requires no affiliation to any particular religious or spiritual tradition. All that is required is an interest in the essential nature of experience, and in the longing for love, peace and happiness around which most of our lives revolve.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
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.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Everything is not a thing
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
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
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
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
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?
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
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Rupert Spira 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.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
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