Nadeshwari invites the SAND 18 audience to hold the space as she describes and sings two Indian mantras, including Shiva's answer to Shakti's question from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, How can knowledge take us to silence?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Charles Eisenstein 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.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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...
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Human life as we’ve known it has ground to a halt, and we’re faced with an unprecedented crisis—and an unprecedented opportunity.
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
The impossible predicament of being alive, the great wound that will not heal.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
Love is the highest and most precious "asset" of human existence.
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
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