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SAND19 US: From Quarks to Love

From Quarks to Love
Exploring Relationships at every scale

October 23rd – October 27th, 2019
Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.”
~ Carl Sagan


For scientists, bonds and connections are essential to the working of the universe; for mystics, love is the ultimate principle. From the depths of physics to the delights of being human, relationships make life possible.

The mechanistic view of reality which sees the world as separate objects, separate individuals, communities and nations, has led to fragmentation in every aspect of life. We are now realizing that, from quarks to people, from gut bacteria to galaxies, it’s all about interconnectedness, cooperation, and symbiosis.

This year, SAND will be bringing together some of the brightest minds in science, along with spiritual teachers from various traditions and artists, in a quest to expand and deepen our understanding and experience of our relational nature through the two lenses of science and spirituality. We will explore and integrate our human knowledge and experience around the theme of relationships. We will inquire into the many scales of relationship we are part of, from microbes and bacteria to mushrooms and trees, to people and families, to galaxies and black holes.

At the end of the day, no matter how complex the field of study becomes, the innate intelligence and reflective nature of the universe shines through. Love is what breathes life into the equations; Love is the field in which the quarks and human beings relate.

We will meet you there.


Room Reservations

Room reservations should be made through the Dolce Hayes Mansion’s website for discounted room rates.

To make reservation by phone : please do not call the hotel local number – Instead call the main reservations line +1 866-981-3300 -Press (Option 2 attending a meeting or event) – Tell them immediately you want to book a room for The Science and Nonduality conference (not SAND).

Adjustments to your reservation can be made through the website of the hotel. Please contact directly Dolce Hayes Mansion for any room or hotel related questions.

Rooms sell out quickly at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, please book your accommodations early. There is a 3 day minimum stay.

Contact the hotel for any room or hotel related questions.


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