In all of us there are two existential forces moving everything in life. On the one hand there is FREEDOM. It is the force that does not need, want or demand anything. Its inner quality is free of content. It is its own fulfillment and joy. On the other hand there is LOVE. It is the force that looks for unity, empathy and connection. Its inner quality is wanting to meet and being met. Feeling each other and savoring life as our own embodied experience is its natural expression. Those forces cannot exist independently of each other. Life is the infinite rhythm between these apparently exclusive opposites. Just like electricity can only flow between the differently charged poles. In this experiential SAND workshop we together explore BEING SPACE — Consciousness itself. In THAT the natural rhythm of love and freedom can play — feel and explore itself — look for completion, and eventually find rest and peace. Just like a swinging pendulum returns to its point of stillness. This can neither be attained by any activity or mental understanding, nor through any method, concept or philosophy. It can only be experienced directly. All that it requires is the willingness to allow the human experience to fully show up, and to move freely in consciousness. Then the separation between an apparent 'dual reality' and an apparent 'non-dual reality' comes to an end naturally. The opposites are recognized and experienced as the all-inclusive ONE.
SAND 2011 is a journey and exploration of the nature of awareness from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and direct experience. Hear presentations of world-renowned quantum physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors like John Hagelin, Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf, Menas Kafatos, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Jeff Foster and many more, over this four-day conference.
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now, infinity… SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
For about seven years Florian and his life companion Julia have traveled around the world untiringly inviting seekers to recognize in their own experience who they really are and to live as an embodiment of truth in everyday life.