SAND18 US — Is Nondual Awareness at War with our Humanity?

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Speaking at SAND 18 Dorothy Hunt reminds us that duality, humanity, is not a mistake; it is what makes it possible for the infinite ground of being to see itself, to love itself, to have the experience called form. Our freedom is the freedom to be here, not to transcend form, but to be human as well as divine.

Spiritual seekers often imagine that awakened living means ridding ourselves of our humanness, or that nondual awareness is somehow at odds with its own expression as human beingness. Egoic thought imagines that “it” is what will become ever-present, compassionate and loving, and so continually falls short in its attempt to become what it will never become. Presence, compassion, and unconditional love are already here in our deepest essence, the Heart of Awareness that we share. Awakened living realizes that the Absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.” In such seeing, we honor what is already whole and undivided as well as its infinite expressions as life. Through discussion and experiential invitations, we will explore Presence and personhood, and look at ways to approach our inner struggles by not separating ourselves from them yet being willing to look deeply at where we are divided. We often need reminding, “Without mud, there is no lotus.”

#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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