Advaita Vedanta is the classic and paradigmatic school of nondual philosophy. Put simply, the essential teaching is 'The Absolute (Brahman) is the only reality, the world (jagat) is an appearance (of that nondual Absolute) and the sentient being (jiva) is none other than the nondual Absolute'—in Sanskrit 'Brahma Satyam, jagat mithya, jiva brahmaiva na para'. There is however, a secret to grasping this nondual teaching. The teaching is given in two steps—first, the well known 'neti, neti' 'not this, not this' leading to the realization of our spiritual nature and second, seeing that this newly discovered spiritual nature is nondual. Clarity about both steps is necessary to realize nonduality (Advaita). My talk will aim at achieving this clarity.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Everything is not a thing
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
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?
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Fear can be a powerful door to unlock previously unreachable energy still stored in our false images
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
Michael Meade speaks so beautifully about the role of "descent" in any spiritual journey.
Eric discusses the current pandemic and our overreaction to it...
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