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/
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
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.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Rupert Spira in conversation
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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...
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
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.
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.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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 know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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