We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for. Their deeper functions in regulating the body, either directly or through neuro-hormonal and neuro-immune interactions are largely unconscious and therefore neglected. This talk introduces theoretical models and experimental data suggesting an even deeper and evolutionarily older function of nervous systems: regulating the size and shape of the body. If these models are correct, the original function of neurons was the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation. Neurons still perform these functions, from early embryogenesis through adulthood. We may even, sometimes, be aware of them. Recognizing this gives a new meaning to "embodied cognition."
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
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?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
We are consciousness, and awareness, and yet we identify with an object in awareness
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Love is the highest and most precious "asset" of human existence.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
to fashion universes out of emptiness
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Everything is not a thing
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Contents of consciousness are the results of active reconstruction of the reality.
The latest research into the relationship between the brain's neuronal firing and consciousness.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with a string of autoimmune diseases
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Evidence that quantum searches are an ordinary feature of electron behavior may explain the genetic code, one of the greatest puzzles in biology.
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