SAND (Science And Nonduality) is a community rooted in the fusion of timeless wisdom, cutting-edge science, and direct experience. We gather to contemplate and honor the intricate tapestry of beauty, complexity, pain, and enigmatic mystery that weaves the infinite cycles of existence. Guided by a spirit of exploration, we transcend narrow notions of ultimate truths and binary thinking, embracing our interconnectedness within the web of life.
At the crossroads of spiritual inquiry, social healing, scientific exploration, and artistic expression, we embark on an illuminating journey to unravel the depths of what it means to be human. Together, we strive to expand knowledge, deepen understanding, and co-create a world that is more interconnected, awakened, and compassionate.
SAND welcomes you to join this transformative convergence, where the wisdom of ages, the forefront of science, and the wonders of direct experience harmonize into a symphony of growth and discovery.
Land, Lineage &
Spiritual Perspectives and Practices
March 7, 2024 • 11:30am – 1:00pm PST
Join us for a Community Gathering with Layla K. Feghali, Taya Mâ Shere & Daniel Foor. We are now over four months into a worsening genocide in Gaza — with over 30,000 murdered and over 2 million now enduring military enforced famine enacted by Israel, the US, and their global allies. In this gathering, our three guests will share of their personal attempts as Earth-honoring ritualists and educators to embody core values and take tangible action in a time of genocide.
An Introduction to Internal Family Systems
March 21, 2024 • 10:00 – 11:30am PST
In this Community Gathering Internal Family System (IFS) founder Richard Schwartz will outline how to transform our relationship with the wounded parts holding our unresolved injuries. Join us for this conversation and explore how engaging all parts of us can shift traumatic burdens into new possibilities for aliveness, inner peace, and relational well-being.
In the Mirror
What can we learn from AI
about being human?
February 25, March 3 & 10, 2024 • 10:00 – 11:30 am PST
A three-part webinar with Chris Fields & special guest Eric Dietrich. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now part of the daily news, with prominent public figures issuing dire statements about existential risk and governments scrambling to devise regulations. Lost in this conversation — which sometimes seems designed to induce fear and panic — is any discussion of what AI systems do and how they do it. The goal of this webinar is to step back from the headlines, reflect on AI as a human construct, and ask what it can teach us about ourselves. Chris will suggest that by viewing AI as both a technological experiment and a cultural phenomenon, we can indeed learn a lot.
Welcome to the
Where we come together to explore beyond ultimate truths, binary thinking, and individual awakening while in deep reverence of the beauty, complexity, pain, and great mystery that weave the infinite cycles of existence.
A Community Gathering with Layla K. Feghali, Taya Mâ Shere & Daniel Foor
A webinar with Chris Fields & Eric Dietrich
A Community Gathering with Richard Schwartz
The Wisdom of Trauma
Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.