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Sounds of SAND
Sounds of SAND
Science and Nonduality

Sounds of SAND is a podcast from Science and Nonduality which contemplates and reveres the beauty, complexity, pain, and great mystery that... more

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#53 Lines in the Sand: Tyson Yunkaporta

Recorded live at a Science and Nonduality Community Conversation hosted by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo on July 12, 2023.Tyson Yunkaporta... more

21 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
#52 Embodied Awakening: Judith Blackstone

Judith Blackstone, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality. She developed the Realization Process®, an embodied approach... more

14 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
#51 After The Wisdom of Trauma: Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo

Today on the podcast, we welcome two special guests, Science and Nonduality co-founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo. Zaya and Maurizio... more

07 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
#50 Reflections: Sounds of SAND's First Year

We wanted to create this episode highlighting some shimmering jewels from the first 50 episodes of the podcast. We know... more

31 Aug 2023 · 50 minutes
#49 Resonance of Being: Mauro Bergonzi

Mauro Bergonzi taught ‘Indian Religion and Philosophy’ from 1985 to 2017 at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. About twenty years... more

24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
#48 Ancestral Healing: Daniel Foor

Dr. Daniel Foor is a ritualist and educator focused on helping others to reclaim their innate capacity to relate with... more

17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
#47 What Shines: Parvathy Baul

Parvathy Baul is a practitioner, performer and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. She studied closely with two of the... more

10 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#46 Remembering to Remember: Marlon Barrios Solano

Marlon Barrios Solano is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist and researcher specializing in software engineering, generative AI, dance improvisation, and... more

03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#45 We Must Risk New Shapes: Sophie Strand

Two recent appearances of Sophie Strand at SAND. One was her Community Conversation with Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo the second... more

27 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#44 Sacred Places: Martin Gray

Martin Gray is a seasoned explorer, photographer and travel writer renowned for his profound insights into pilgrimage to sacred sites around... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#43 I Am a Seed: Bayo Akomolafe and Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi

The full title of today’s episode is: “They thought they buried me; They did not know I am a seed” In... more

13 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
#42 The Great Liberation Through Hearing: Lama Lhanang Rinpoche and Mordy Levine

“The past is history. The future is mystery. The present moment is a gift”— Lama Lhanang Rinpoche Today’s guest are the... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#41 Black Therapists Rock: Deran Young

Hosted by SAND Co-founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo Deran Young is a licensed therapist specializing in racial trauma and legacy burdens. She... more

29 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
#40 Living the Mystery: Shakti Caterina Maggi

Spiritual guide and author, Shakti is known internationally as one of the most authentic and profound voices in contemporary spirituality.... more

22 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
#39 Tending Our Inner & Outer Landscapes: Lyla June

Lyla June in this illuminating community conversation with Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo shares ways in which indigenous food systems of... more

15 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#38 Weaving the Eternal Golden Braid: Donald Hoffman & Rupert Spira

“For now, what is important is not finding the answer, but looking for it.”― Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach:... more

08 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
#37 Collective Consciousness: Orland Bishop

Orland Bishop is the founder and director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, where he has pioneered approaches to... more

01 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
#36 Holographic Being: Mukti

Mukti’s name originates in Sanskrit and is most often translated as “liberation,” a term used in Vedanta and Buddhism much... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#35 Deep Medicine: Rupa Marya

Dr. Rupa Marya illuminates the hidden connections between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic... more

18 May 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
#34 Converations on Complexity: Neil Theise

“We are not walking through the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do, we participate in complexity."–Neil... more

11 May 2023 · 52 minutes
#33 Intimacy with the Sacred: Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translationsof sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions... more

04 May 2023 · 51 minutes
#32 Breathing Bamboo: Cornelius Boots

Cornelius Boots is a woodwinding pioneer, composer and root philosopher. He is a nanotheist and elemental-nature lover. After a 30-year career... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
#31 Our Mycelium Selves: Merlin Sheldrake

From the SAND Archives we present a conversation between SAND co-founder Maurizio Benazzo and biologist and writer Merlin Sheldrake from... more

20 Apr 2023 · 56 minutes
#30 Here. Now. Being.: Joan Tollifson

Joan Tollifson is a writer and lifelong explorer of what is. Her background includes Buddhism, Advaita, nontraditional meditative inquiry, radical... more

13 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
#29: Rumi & the Mysterion: Kabir Helminski

Kabir Helminski is co-director, with his wife, Camille Helminski, of the Threshold Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#28 Christianity and Unknowing: Richard Rohr

From the SAND Archives we present two talks from Christian Mystic, Richard Rohr from two SAND Conferences recorded before live... more

30 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#27 Embracing the Present: Gail Brenner

By training, Gail Brenner is a licensed Ph.D. psychologist and trauma specialist with almost 30 years of experience offering individual... more

23 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
#26 From Separation to Oneness, From Monocultures to Diversity: Vandana Shiva

After a PhD thesis on non separability and non locality in Quantum theory, Dr Vandana Shiva studied non separation between... more

16 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
#25 Walks with Death: Ash Canty

Ash Canty (they/he) is a Death Walker & Psychic Medium. Their ancestors are Indigenous peoples of West Africa, Cherokee, Iroquois,... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
#24 Somatic Abolitionism: Resmaa Menakem & Gabor Maté

This conversation is from the Wisdom of Trauma Talks on Trauma Series (2021). Somatic Abolitionism is living, embodied anti-racist practice and... more

02 Mar 2023 · 51 minutes
#23 The Songs of Gaia: Monica Gagliano

Monica Gagliano is a research associate professor in evolutionary ecology and former fellow of the Australian Research Council. She is... more

23 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#22 Embodying the Unknown: Ellen Emmet

“…In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its language or allow... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#21 A Hunger for Wholeness: Iya Affo

This is a recording from the 2022 Community Conversation between our guest Iya Affo and SAND co-founders Zaya and Maurizio... more

09 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
#20 Vibrating with Awe: Laura Inserra

"The essence of the Universe is vibration,quenchless energy in motion, e-motion.My work is about experiencing the Source and its manifestationthrough... more

02 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
#19 The Wonder of the Heart: A.H. Almaas & Thomas Hübl

“The mind creates the abyss, and the heart crosses it.” — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj A deep and insightful dialog between A.H.... more

26 Jan 2023 · 54 minutes
#18 The Mysticism of Sound and Music: Michael Harrison

In this episode, we discuss the life and work of musician and Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan with composer/pianist and... more

19 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
#17 Woman Stands Shining: Pat McCabe

In this moving and powerful conversation with Pat McCabe hosted by SAND friend and presenter Lynn Murphy from SAND’s Wisdom... more

12 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#16 The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound: Sophie Strand and Bayo Akomolafe

An excerpt from the four day webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound with Bayo Akomolafe and Sophie Strand... more

21 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
#15 The Healing Potential of Microdosing: James Fadiman & Ayelet Waldman

In this entertaining talk from SAND18, James Fadiman, "America's wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use," describes... more

14 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
#14 Healing Relationships in Community and in Ourselves: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Science and Nonduality co-founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo host this Community Gathering with Dënesųłiné indigenous rights activist and climate activist... more

07 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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#23 The Songs of Gaia: Monica Gagliano
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Monica Gagliano is a research associate professor in evolutionary ecology and former fellow of the Australian Research Council. She is currently based... more