Category: Science and Nonduality


Published on Apr 10, 2018

Francis Lucille guides the audience in a meditation on the yes-saying path of “holy laziness.” He reminds us that this moment, and always, everything is happening on its own. Our decisions are in fact cosmic events, no different than the rain or the snow or the hurricane. They just happen. Nobody owns them. The mind pretends to own them, to be the thinker of the thought, the decider of the decision, but it’s like a clown taking the bow after the ballerina’s performance, to claim the applause.

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Published on Apr 5, 2018

Stand-up philosopher and prolific author Tim Freke presents a new worldview in which God is not the source, but the destination. He opens with the radical idea that time does not pass, but accumulates, and with characteristic energy and passion, he suggests that reality is information, emerging first as matter, then as biology, and now as a distinct immaterial level – as spirit. Meaning, volition, magic and immortality belong exclusively to this level. This Emergent Spirituality offers a life-enhancing understanding of the deep purpose of existence, and can heal our modern soul crisis.

Helen Palmer, best-selling author of books in 30 languages, reconciles psychological knowing with intuitive wisdom through a faculty of perception commonly called Witnessing Consciousness.

 She describes how recognizing the patterns of our mind requires a simple turn of attention, and illustrates this with examples from the Enneagram, which allows individuals to see objective reality from the vantage point of their own type structure. This recognition and relaxation of the emotional patterns that drive behavior activates the life force, and can bring about a new level of human development.


Published on Mar 13, 2018

Adyashanti talks about the changes that arise when the psychological self is seen for what it is, when the sorrow of becoming falls away into effortless being, when the heart starts to come online and the will is finally understood by its absence. A deep paradox arises, the understanding that we are one, and the realization that each individual is unique in itself and unspeakably valuable. This spiritual autonomy has an endless capacity to express itself through its humanity and can become a redemptive presence in the world, helping us all remember who we are.


Published on Mar 2, 2018

Deepak Chopra’s short address at the SAND17 conference is notable for its clarity, warmth and realism – and for its opening video and closing audio. The sincerity of his plea to the audience also made an impact: Please wake up, because the dream has turned into a nightmare. The presentation ends with a short meditation to become aware of that which is listening, and a recording of a song that George Harrison gave to Deepak on the way to London Airport not long before George’s death in 2001.

Published on Feb 27, 2018

Caverly Morgan is the founder of Peace in Schools, the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the United States, now adopted by seven schools in Portland, Oregon, and touching more than a thousand students. In this moving address illustrated with a number of short videos of students and parents, she describes the Peace in Schools course and invites us to imagine a world in which we are encouraged, as part of a high school program, to explore questions of identity and belonging – the great mysteries of existence.


Multi disciplinary scientist Dr. Bruce Damer, co-author of the hot spring hypothesis of life’s origins, considers its implications for humanity in scientific, philosophical and spiritual dimensions. The realization of our deepest ancestry will contain the psychological power to re-orient our civilization toward a sustainable, expansive, and long-term future.

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Although we often see awakening as the end of the search, the recognition to our true nature is just the beginning of an authentic spiritual life. The embodying of this recognition starts from that moment.

Shakti Caterina Maggi points directly to the essence of what we are and invites us to rediscover the divine Self in the core of our own humanity. Overcoming fear and illusion is to wake up to the extraordinary beauty of the moment and be the true embodiment of Consciousness itself in human form. She has been sharing a message of awakening to Life since 2003 with seminars and retreats held mainly in Italy and Europe.

Published on Jan 20, 2018

Philosopher Nancy Abrams presents a radical rethinking of God for the global scientific community, ideas first expressed in her prize-winning book A God that could be real 

Published on Jan 20, 2018 Philosopher Nancy Abrams presents a radical rethinking of God for the global scientific community, ideas first expressed in her prize-winning book A God That Could Be Real. Expanding on Jung’s idea that we have a capacity for God, the use of a symbol to express the universal need for meaning, she sees God as a real and emergent phenomenon. It is up to us to tame it, as we have tamed fire, and this is a project for science. “We need to let the universe teach us about God,” she says, rather than the other way round. A God That Could Be Real. 

Expanding on Jung’s idea that we have a capacity for God, the use of a symbol to express the universal need for meaning, she sees God as a real and emergent phenomenon. It is up to us to tame it, as we have tamed fire, and this is a project for science. “We need to let the universe teach us about God,” she says, rather than the other way round.

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Two passionate lovers of truth and wonder, a spiritual teacher and a mathematician, exchange stories of the path to awakening, and discuss the psychological nature of the rediscovery of the experience of being. For many of us it’s natural to start on the intellectual plane and to use the power of the scientific, rational mind to surmise the reality of those dimensions. But at some point we move beyond the mind and hear a call from the heart.


Cosmologist Jude Currivan is an enthusiastic and inspirational advocate of the positive view of the transformations we are witnessing on planet Earth. As a scientist she can report with confidence that science can at last conclusively prove and reconcile scientific evidence with ancient wisdom and universal spiritual experience – resolving SAND’s ongoing quest by revealing the unified nature of reality. “Consciousness is not what we have it is what we are” – and this understanding has the power to heal our fragmented perspectives and radically change our collective behaviors, transforming the challenges of our global emergency into the emergence of our conscious evolution.


Father Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, answers a question about The Bible and nonduality. He suggests that the violence of some Old Testament texts can be seen as a way of including the problem in the solution.

How Buddha helps to be a better Christian: Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr, O.F.M. is an American Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He is a known inspirational speaker and has published numerous recorded talks and books, including The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation, Yes, And…: Daily Meditations, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.

Kabir Helminski holds a Sufi teaching “friendly conversation with a purpose”. In answering questions, Kabir outlines the Seven States of 
“I-ness” and many other Sufi principles.

Published on Nov 13, 2017

Speaking at the SAND gathering in Italy, Rupert guides us through a simple step-by-step enquiry from the perception of the subjects and objects of experience to the knowledge of the everpresence of awareness. He points to the fallacy of the myth of matter and suggests that everyone and everything is a modulation of a single infinite indivisible whole, whose reflection we know in the experiences of love and beauty.

Shakti Caterina Maggi points directly to the essence of what we are and invites us to rediscover the divine Self in the core of our own humanity. Overcoming fear and illusion is to wake up to the extraordinary beauty of the moment and be the true embodiment of Consciousness itself in human form. She has been sharing a message of awakening to Life since 2003 with seminars and retreats held mainly in Italy and Europe.

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