A painful childhood associated with poverty, an alcoholic father and mother suffering from mental illness resulted in a childhood filled with fear, uncertainty, despair and hopelessness. At the age of 12 years everything changed after meeting one person who intuitively knew that the path to transcendence was through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness. A personal narrative combined with a discussion of our evolution intertwined with the effects of practicing compassion.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
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
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
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?
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
According to Ervin Laszlo, the coherence of the atom and the galaxies is the same coherence that keeps living cells together, cooperating to form life.
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
A glimpse into the empty awareness reveals what one cannot learn over multiple lifetimes
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
From "A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment" Podcast
Can we live softly and spaciously, with a loose grip and a joyful heart, even in times of great sorrow and loss?
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