SAND 2013 EUROPE

WELCOME TO SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY (SAND)
Nonduality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding of non-separation and fundamental intrinsic oneness.

For thousand of years, through deep inner inquiry, philosophers and sages have came to the realization that there is only one substance and we are therefore all part of it. This substance can be called Awareness, Consciousness, Spirit, Advaita, Brahman, Tao, Nirvana or even God. It is constant, ever present, unchangeable and is the essence of all existence.

In the last century Western scientists are arriving at the same conclusion: The universe does indeed comprise of a single substance, presumably created during the Big Bang, and all sense of being - consciousness - subsequently arises from it. This realization has ontological implications for humanity: fundamentally we are individual expressions of a single entity, inextricably connected to one another, we are all drops of the same ocean.

Science and Nonduality is a journey, an exploration of the nature of awareness, the essence of life from which all arises and subsides.

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THE SCIENCE AND MYSTERY OF PERCEPTION

28th May - 2nd June, 2013
Zonheuvel Conference Centre, Doorn, The Netherlands


Know your self as the seeing, not the seer, and you will find yourself everywhere.
~ Rupert Spira
Perception underpins all human behavior and helps interpret sensory information to make sense from the senseless. The brain, to create meaning where there is possibly none, processes perception from the unperceived and thought from the unthinkable. The process of perception is in fact one of creation. What we perceive is not what is out there or within. There is no inherent value in the incredibly complex patterns of light that fall onto our eyes, and yet we see coherent forms and motions that enable us to survive. Exploring the nature of perception can help us glimpse life beyond experiencer and experience, perceiver and perception.


 

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Past event: THE NATURE OF THE SELF
29th May - 3rd June, 2012
Zonheuvel Conference Centre, Doorn, The Netherlands


The first SAND conference in Europe was yet another amazing journey that hinted at becoming a historical event. We are finding new ways of being together with radical honesty, curiosity and openness freely exploring who we truly are as human beings. We feel we are part of a new arising spirituality which as Jeff Foster says “is radically inclusive and accessible spirituality free from the dogma and ideology and blind belief of the past, a spirituality in which nothing and nobody - including the teachers themselves - can escape the loving light of ruthless inquiry and blinding transparency, in which nobody can claim any kind of absolute truth or privileged knowledge.” Thank you everyone for your exquisite presence and support. Click here to read some of the participants’ feedback.

View a slideshow from SAND 2012. “A New Dawn in Spirituality.”



Mystics in all ages and cultures describe the self as infinite, stable and ever-present phenomena. Modern physics describe the world as a self-moving, self-designing pattern, an undivided wholeness, a dance. We, as a society, relate to the self mostly as an individual, unique, time bound form. Our common sense, as individuals and society, hasn't caught up with this picture and it still based on long-held biases and stories. The Earth is clearly round but we still act as if it was flat…

We live at the dawn of a scientific revolution, every day brings new findings from a wide range of scientific disciplines about what it means to be human. Modern science now gives us the detailed descriptions of the mechanisms our brain needs to construct what we call the self.

Could it be this illusionary image of ourselves as separate beings that is keeping us in this perpetual state of anxiety, scarcity, fear, dissatisfaction and leading us, as a society, at this very delicate point in evolution?

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“If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death--or shall I say, death implies life--you can conceive yourself.”
                                                                                       ~ Alan Watts

“Tear down the imagination that there is some “thing” called self and there is some “thing” called Supreme Self.”
                                                                                      ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us "universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
                                                                                      
~ Albert Einstein

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Inzicht

Watkins

http://kd.nl

kindered
 http://www.advaita-vision.org
http://spiritueelondernemersnetwerk.nl

http://www.jetzt-tv.net/
http://www.samsarabooks.com
Nonduality Press

http://www.ambassade-hotel.nl/nl
http://www.embracedbylife.com
conscioustv

bewustzijnmagazine.nl

http://www.stichtingopen.nl/en/

Ode

http://www.visionen.com/

http://www.yogitea.eu

http://scienzaeconoscenza.it/
http://events.ananda.nl/ananda/

http://www.openskypress.com

http://www.spirituelles-portal.de

http://healingfestival.nl/

https://www.scimednet.org/

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