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?
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
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.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater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
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...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
James Fadiman fieds questions 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.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
Francis answers Jeanric's questions in this touching interview
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
Michael Meade speaks so beautifully about the role of "descent" in any spiritual journey.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
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