What is the Self? - Science and Nonduality (SAND)

What is the Self?

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Mystics in all ages and cultures describe the self as infinite, stable and ever-present phenomena. Modern physics describe the world as a self-moving, self-designing pattern, an undivided wholeness, a dance. We, as a society, relate to the self mostly as an individual, unique, time bound form. Our common sense, as individuals and society, hasn’t caught up with this picture and it still based on long-held biases and stories. The Earth is clearly round but we still act as if it was flat…

We live at the dawn of a scientific revolution, every day brings new findings from a wide range of scientific disciplines about what it means to be human. Modern science now gives us the detailed descriptions of the mechanisms our brain needs to construct what we call the self.

Could it be this illusionary image of ourselves as separate beings that is keeping us in this perpetual state of anxiety, scarcity, fear, dissatisfaction and leading us, as a society, at this very delicate point in evolution?

#81 Ecology of Care

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Exploring the vital intersection of healing arts and indigeneity with Egyptian international interdisciplinary sound artist

Rabbi Cat’s musings on Parsha Tazria

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As I think about what is happening today in Israel and Palestine, I think about the challenges we all face when we are confronted with stories different from those with which we were raised and that held a lot of meaning for us

Flower Fresh & Mountain Solid

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A breathing exercise and meditation from the revered Zen monk.

Lalla Fatma N’Soumer

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The Kabyle resistance fighter who challenged the French colonial army

#80 Awakening Hope

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An exploration of Hope in trying times and RevD's upcoming courses.

The Rising Voice of the Feminine

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Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.

My Orphan Country

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A poem by Palestinian refugee Nibal Khalid

Indigenous Solar Eclipse Stories From Across Turtle Island

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From rodents of unusual size to flaming arrows, communities across North America share solar eclipse traditions

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