Sounds of SAND is a podcast from Science and Nonduality which contemplates and reveres the beauty, complexity, pain, and great mystery that weave the infinite cycles of existence.
We explore beyond ultimate truths, binary thinking, and individual awakening while acknowledging humanity as a mere part of the intricate web of life.
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#64 AI & the Global Brain: Peter Russell
Peter Russell is on the faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a fellow of The World Business Academy and The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest, and President of Science and NonDuality.
In 1982 he coined the term "global brain" with his 1980s bestseller of the same name in which he predicted the Internet and the impact it would have.
Peter Russell Interviews his AI Clone
Peter’s new book, Forgiving Humanity: How the Most Innovative Species Became the Most Dangerous
Peter’s Course on SAND, Enjoying Meditation
00:00 – Introduction
03:23 – Peter’s AI Clone
08:56 – The Black Box
10:21 – Non-linearity
11:17 – The Global Brain
13:18 – Usefulness of GPTs
15:52 – Forms of Intelligence
17:38 – The Unexpected
29:00 – AI & Consciousness
31:32 – Digital Reality and Consciousness
35:42 – Importance for Society
50:48 – AI and Inequality
53:57 – A Digital Dark Age?
01:01:12 – The Future of AI
#63 Ancestral Constellations: Efu Nyaki
SAND co-founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo join Euphrasia “Efu” Nyaki for a community conversation on holistic healing from trauma. Efu has developed a method that integrates ancestral wisdom from her Snail Clan in Tanzania, somatic therapy, and family constellations. Her approach helps resolve PTSD, depression, addiction, chronic illness, and more by releasing trauma at the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Euphrasia (Efu) Nyaki was born and raised on the slopes of mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, where she gained the essence and vital healing energy from her ancestors. The strength of her ancestors lead her to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, train as a science teacher, and later to train as a healer using holistic methods. Efu enjoys helping others and for this reason joined an International Catholic Missionary community called Maryknoll sisters of Saint Dominick. Having arrived in Brazil as a missionary in 1993, Efu worked for 5 years with women who suffered from violence using mental health programs in the periphery of the city of João Pessoa, Brazil. In the year 2000 she co- founded two NGOs, and in the past 20 years, Efu has offered bodyworker and herbal medicine trainings for community leaders. For the past 10 years Efu has been teaching Family Constellation (trans-generational trauma healing) and Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) for trauma resolution in Brazil and other parts of the world. Efu was also asked by Dr. Peter A Levine, the developer of SE™, to join his Legacy Faculty to assist him and teach his Master Classes.
Efu’s new book:
Healing Trauma through Family Constellations and Somatic Experiencing: Ancestral Wisdom from the Snail Clan of Tanzania (Sacred Planet)
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#62 The Dreamer’s Dream – Éric Baret
Without either diploma or culture, Éric Baret has no special competence. Touched by the non-dual tradition through Jean Klein's teaching, he suggests that one turn towards listening, free of any notion of gain. Nothing taught, no teacher. Meetings for the joy of being nothing.
Let the Moon Be Free: Conversations on Conversations on Kashmiri Tantra
Articles and writings from Éric on SAND’s Website
0:00 – Introduction
3:26 – Lineage
5:18 – Jean Klein
11:53 – Guru / Student Relationship
23:46 – Arc of Awakening
29:56 – Sleep
38:38 – Dream Consciousness
42:56 – Body
50:44 – Listening
57:33 – Let the Moon Be Free
#61 Roots Run Deep: Gabor Maté
No statement, no words can speak to the immense human suffering, the devastation and the horrendous humanitarian crisis intensifying in the Middle East. The current tragedy is awakening existential fear, acute grief and deep despair. Unspeakable atrocities have left many in a state of deep shock and in need of support.
Gabor Maté, M.D. is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author who is is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
Roots Run Deep Resources for Palestine / Israel
Full Video Recording of this Episode
Part two of this Roots Run Deep series live online with Dr. Gabor Maté, Dec 15, 9am PT
#60 Spiritual Warriors: Lama Rod Owens
Lama Rod Owens is a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. An international influencer with a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School with a focus on the intersection of social change, identity, and spiritual practice. Author of The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors and Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger and co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, his teachings center on freedom, self-expression, and radical self-care. Highly sought after for talks, retreats, and workshops, his mission is showing you how to heal and free yourself.
0:00 – Introduction
2:34 – Global Wars
6:29 – Self-Care at the End of the World
8:57 – Fierce Compassion
14:45 – Ma Tara
20:59 – New Saints
28:03 – Evangelism and Bodhisattva
41:05 – Do We Need Modern-Day Saints?
45:05 – Inclusivity
48:49 – Secular Buddhism and Liberation
55:29 – Prayer
#59 Attuned: Thomas Hübl
In this live SAND Community Gathering SAND co-founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo discuss Thomas’ new book Attuned: Practicing Interdependence to Heal Our Trauma.
Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has been leading large-scale events and courses that focus on the healing and integration of trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans. Over the last decade, he has facilitated dialogue with thousands of people around healing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina.
Learn more about Thomas’ new book is Attuned: Practicing Interdependence to Heal Our Trauma—and Our World.
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This podcast continues to bring me a sense of balance, connection and hope. These conversations carry deeply beautiful and important perspectives that invoke a sense of connection and welcome a sense of ‘remembering’.
Your interview with Angel Acosta connected with me as a music professor and activist that also experienced the trauma of gun violence as a teen.
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