May 24—29, 2015

SAND15 Italy

On the Edge of the Unknown

Titignano Castle in Orvieto Terni, Italy

“Your nature is the consciousness, in which the whole world wells up, like waves in the sea.”
—Ashtavakra Gita

Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.

Mystics of all traditions have described consciousness as the ground of being in which the dance of life unfolds. Each tradition has developed different approaches and practices to explore the nature of consciousness, the paths of meditation, inquiry, prayer, art, mantras and movement…

Today the main lens through which our culture understands reality is science. For the past century science has viewed consciousness as something generated by the brain, yet there are major problems with this assumption. A new scientific paradigm is emerging which views consciousness as fundamental. Consciousness cannot be explained in terms of the existing laws of space, time, mass and energy. A new science has to be developed, a science that can accept consciousness as universal while investigating the connections between the existing laws and this new paradigm.

We might not yet have a theory of consciousness, but the process of studying it holds the key to understanding the universe, while possibly bridging the gap between the mystic’s experience and the scientific observations.

In these five days we invite you to participate in this investigation using direct experience, spiritual practices, scientific understanding, dance or simply enjoying a glass of wine with a friend surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

Join us to explore this great mystery of existence beyond dogma and doctrine, remembering that life is far more mysterious then we ever imagine!

This is your retreat!


Ervin Laszlo, John Hagelin, a. H. Almaas, Menas Kafatos, Lothar Schfer, F. David Peat, Mauro Bergonzi, Rupert Spira, Mark Dyczkowski, Peter Russell, Chris Fields, Eric Baret, Karen Johnson, Ellen Emmet, Igor Kufayev, and Emma Devi

About consapevolMente
The SAND15 Retreat Italy is organized with the help of our partner, the Italian Cultural Society non-profit organization “La Via dello Yoga”, whose purpose is the realization of events, training, and study in science, philosophy and art in order to promote the harmonious development of Human Beings.

A proposito di consapevolMente
Il convegno SAND 2015 in Italia è organizzato con il nostro partner consapevolMente. consapevolMente è un progetto realizzato dall’associazione culturale “La Via dello Yoga” che ha per scopo la realizzazione di eventi, la formazione, e lo studio in ambito scientifico, filosofico e artistico al fine di promuovere lo sviluppo armonico dell’Essere Umano.

For questions and more information, please contact Malcolm Bilotta, bmalcolm -at-, phone: +39 328 70 23 525.

Following the Retreat, ConsapevolMente and SAND will be holding a Rome Weekend Conference May 30th and 31st.

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