At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent. In a refreshing break from the intensity of wordy plenary talks he gives us a piece of nondual theater that brings laughter, insight, and appreciation. For more information visit http://www.davidellzey.com/
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
This presentation will explore the nature of the psychic realm, where it fits into the spiritual spectrum, and how to avoid the common pitfalls and potential to get stuck there.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
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