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Igor Kufayev will be presenting at SAND 2018 US in California this October, with the following theme:

Being Human: Transcendence or Psychosis


Being Human, what does it mean in the context of Self-realization? Is there a shared consensus? The process is to go beyond — to transcend the boundaries of human consciousness — to realize the essence of who we are beyond our most dearly held notions. The dynamics of that process are, in turn, colored by our psychophysiological conditioning. When seen from that perspective, the ancient line, “Know thyself”, gains an extra dimension. The knowledge of the Self is inseparable from the instrumentality of knowing – the body. The attitude towards that notion marks a point of departure in many spiritual traditions whose teachings are united by the same goal. Though many are going through various stages of awakening and expansion of Consciousness, there is still a vague understanding of the phenomenon. For some, the process culminated in the crowning experience of Unity, for others the journey continues. This presentation is an invitation to re-examine the notion of Self-realization in relation to our humanness — to review how our physiology acts as a reflection of a greater reality — ultimately leading to what could be termed as Greater Embodiment, a spontaneous flowing of Awareness awake to Itself.

Science and Nonduality Conference 

October 24th – October 28, 2018
Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, CA

The Science and Nonduality Conference is a gathering inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. SAND honors and nurtures the exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and wellbeing in the context of the unique challenges of the 21st century.


This year the SAND Conference will be bringing together some of the brightest minds in science along with spiritual teachers from various traditions, to expand and deepen our understanding and experience of what it means to be human. Through these two lenses – of science and spirituality – the theme of this year's conference will be: The Mystery of Being Human


What is Science and Nonduality Conference ?

"The Heart of Shiva​"

Igor Kufayev at SAND 2014 :