The Gift: From Economy to Cosmology, an evening with Charles Eisenstein and Special Guests
Burning Man Project and Transition US present:
The Gift: From Economy to Cosmology
How Sharing and Giving can Transform our World
an engaging evening with Charles Eisenstein
and Special Guests
October 28th 6:00pm to 9:30 (talk begins at 7)
The Sunflower Center
1435 North McDowell Blvd. Suite 100
Petaluma, CA 94954
For entry cost info or to reserve your spot, see below*
The gift and sharing economy is becoming an important component of our culture. The economic consequences of this movement are profound, signaling a transition to a new economic era. Beyond economy, this movement toward gift is part of an even bigger shift in our conception of self, nature, and cosmos.
This exciting and inspiring evening will feature a presentation from Charles Eisenstein, followed by a panel with special guest gifting artists David Best and Joshua Coffy, moderated by Julia Bystrova of Transition's Heart and Soul outreach. We will have a lively discussion!
The evening will benefit the work of Transition US and Burning Man Project. These nonprofit organizations are doing real work in the world to educate and build community in the spirit of a more sustainable and just society. Because this is a fundraiser, we will be inviting your gifting. There is no set cost to attend though we do ask a contribution based your value received. Donations to both organizations are fully tax deductible.
Organic wine and Lydia's healthy fare will be available for purchase. Come early to enjoy and connect!
"I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society - and the potential solutions."
- David Korten, author of The Great Turning
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on civilization, consciousness, money, and cultural evolution. He writes a popular blog at www.charleseisenstein.net. His bestselling book "Sacred Economics" traces the history of money and how, in the wake of our modern economic collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Burning Man Project was formed to facilitate and extend the culture of the Burning Man event into a larger world, notably the 'gift economy'; one of the major principles that serves to make Burning Man the unique and inspiring event that it is. Burning Man Project brings experiences to people in ways that lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of culture, community and cultural engagement.
Transition is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of the major challenges we face in the world today, such as climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.
* Your donation will reserve your space, and will be divided equally between the two organizations. You may attend and choose to make a donation of any amount at the door, if there is still space available.
The Sunflower Center (View)
1435 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94549