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?
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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...
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
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
Everything is not a thing
Michael Meade speaks so beautifully about the role of "descent" in any spiritual journey.
Orland Bishop has a conversation with a small group at SAND19 US.
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