On the Mystery of Being


Part One: Voices of Contemporary Spirituality

  • Love and Wonder, Adyashanti
  • Ordinary Awakening, Gangaji
  • Closer to Heaven, Closer to the Mud, Jeff Foster
  • The Magic of Shared Awareness, Sally Kempton
  • The Essence of the Mind, Rupert Spira
  • Faces of the Infinite in Everyday Life, Dorothy Hunt
  • The Wonder of Unknowing, Mauro Bergonzi

Part Two: The Rebirth of Metaphysics

  • Nondual vs. Scientific Views of Reality, A. H. Almaas
  • Of Consciousness and Paradox, Jean Houston
  • Be Blissful, Robert Thurman
  • The Qualitative Science of the Heart, Kabir Helminski
  • The Anomaly of Consciousness, Peter Russell
  • Radiant Intimacy of the Heart, Cynthia Bourgeault

Part Three: Science Embraces Consciousness

  • A Brief History of Consciousness, Stuart Hameroff
  • Reality Is Eye Candy, Donald Hoffman
  • How to Make a Universe, Jude Currivan
  • Mind, Matter, and Life: A Unified Systemic View, Fritjof Capra
  • Mind and the Wave Function Collapse, Henry Stapp
  • Idealism Reloaded: The End of the Perception-Imagination Duality, Bernardo Kastrup

Part Four: The Wonder of Nature

  • Fundamental Awareness: The Universe Twiddling Its Thumbs, Neil D. Theise
  • Rethinking the “Dumb Random Universe” Model of Existence, Robert Lanza
  • The Origin of Life and Consciousness: Lifting and Gifting Our Collective Future, Bruce Damer
  • Resurrecting Real Magic, Dean Radin
  • The Mycology of Consciousness, Paul Stamets
  • The Ecological Initiation, Charles Eisenstein

Part Five: The Body as Teacher

  • What Are Our Bodies? Chris Fields
  • The Essence of Yoga: Exploring Our True Body, Ellen Emmet
  • The Cerebrospinal Fluid and I Am, Mauro Zappaterra
  • Lessons from the Body, Larry Dossey
  • The Body, the Medical System, and Modern Society, Gabor Maté
  • Cancer as an Awakening Journey, Joan Tollifson

Part Six: The Heart of Intimacy

  • Reflections on Intimacy, Zhen Dao
  • Awakened Relating: Being Awake to Our InfiniteNature in Finite Human Relationships, Lynn Marie Lumiere
  • Intimacy and Keeping the Spark Alive, Michaela Boehm
  • The Call of the Earth Goddess: Re-membering a Spirituality of Wholeness, Chameli Ardagh
  • The Ego Cannot Love, Eric Baret

Part Seven: Exploring the Shadows

  • Developmental Trauma and the Transformationof Anger and Rage, Julie Brown Yau
  • Healing Trauma as a Spiritual Path: Individual and Collective Dimensions, Peter A. Levine
  • Mongolian Shamanic Trance, Corine Sombrun
  • Dreaming the Mystery of Being Aware, Stephen LaBerge
  • Fifteenth-Century Alchemy and Twenty-First-Century Liberation, Pamela Wilson
  • Reconnecting to a Child Within, Edward Frenkel

Part Eight: Doorways to Heaven

  • The Science and Mystery of Consciousness, Pim van Lommel
  • Grief, Unmani
  • Three Basic Freedoms, James Fadiman
  • The Blessings of Brokenness, Vera de Chalambert
  • The Portal of a Poem, Mirabai Starr
  • The Human Journey, Shakti Caterina Maggi

#94 One Human Family

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In this episode we present excerpts from the recent conversation (June 2024) as part of SAND’s “Conversations on Palestine” around the premiere of the film Where Olive Trees Weep hosted by the directors of the film and co-founders of SAND, Zaya and

Trauma and Awakening for Highly Sensitive People

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There are still several unanswered questions surrounding the relationship between trauma and Highly Sensitive People

#92 Gaza & the Bodhisattva Path

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A conversation from the <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> premiere on Palestine

The Heart Goes Rogue

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May you find the beauty everywhere and the perfection in the apparent imperfection

Suzuki’s Waterfall: On Separation and Death

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Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water

Living with a Courageous Heart in Times of Crisis

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More than ever, we need the inner reflections and meditations that help us connect with our capacities for clarity, bravery and openheartedness.

#90 Dancing in the Fire

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A panel from <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> exploring Muslim Spirituality Illuminating the Path to Freedom

#89 Arab Jewish Mysticism

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Deep connections in Arab Judaism, mysticismm science and activism

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