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?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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.”
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Rupert Spira in conversation
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
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