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/
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Rupert Spira in conversation
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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...
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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.
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
A Sign of Our Times or How the Black Madonna Is Shaking Us Up for the Twenty-First Century
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