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.
ROOTS RUN DEEP, PART 2
Collective and Individual Trauma in Palestine/Israel
“No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side”
PATHWAYS TO WHOLENESS
A 4-day online Retreat
Join Dr. Gabor Maté and Betsy Polatin for this interactive online workshop on understanding and healing trauma. Gabor will share decades of research and experience. He will guide us to discover the root cause of our trauma. We will begin building a relationship with it, so we can start to uncover the wisdom and reconnect to our true selves beneath the hurts and adaptations. The workshop will include daily talks and interactive engagements with and among participants. We will learn some of the tools offered by Gabor’s Compassionate Inquiry™ approach.
Free Will, Infinity & Limits of AI
Join us for a conversation on December 16 with Edward Frenkel, mathematician, Berkeley professor and author of the international bestseller “Love and Math,” as we explore the nature of reality and the fallacy of the naive ideas of determinism and computationalism. Drawing on the landmark achievements of modern mathematics and quantum physics, Frenkel makes the case that consciousness is not computational, that intuition and imagination cannot be captured by algorithms.
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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.
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.