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SUNDAY, MARCH 4 at 2:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center, Serres Room (110), 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma



Author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning.

Transitioning Culture: Understanding the Patterns and Reshaping Them for a Flourishing Future.  How will our values shape the future?

Tickets: $20   Available Online: Click Here!
Tickets available at Reader's Books in Sonoma, at the door, or  Click Here to get Tickets online.

Two additional workshops will be free to people who commit to becoming part of a working group that deals with defining and shaping new patterns.  Workshop Dates: March 4 (after lecture), March 18, and April 8, all at 2:00 pm. 

Jeremy Lent will speak about how different worldviews arose and shaped the course of history and how they influenced the hidden foundations of our modern unsustainable worldview. How did we get here? And, how can we reframe our cultural story in order to achieve a flourishing future? Tracing cultural history from earliest times and divergent worldviews to the precipice we occupy today, Lent will identify the old patterns and suggest ways to reshape and actualize alternative patterns that serve people and planet.

Lent's groudbreaking book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning, is the basis for this lecture and three optional workshops. This series is a project of the Praxis People's Think Tank and will draw ideas from those who participate in the workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to help understand our culture's structural patterns and to explore how to reshape and transition them for a flourishing future. The plan is to produce a paper from this group.

Lent's book, which will be available for purchase at this event, has received outstanding reviews. One of the most important is from George Monbiot of The Guardian:

"A remarkable book -- perhaps the most profound and far-reaching I've ever read -- The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent. It's about humanity's search for meaning, and the way in which culture shapes the cognitive pathways in our minds and pushed us to think and behave in particular patterns."

The lecture on March 4th is open to everyone. Subsequent workshops will be offered free of charge but require a commitment to participate in all three, with the first one on March 4th after the lecture. In these interactive workshops, participants will identify old patterns and explore reshaping and actualizing new ones that honor and respect humanity and nature. Elizabeth Ferguson (Director, Climate Compassion) and Georgia Kelly (Director, Praxis Peace Institute) have participated in creating the program and will assist in the workshops.

You must RSVP for the Two Free* Additional workshops. 

Meeting times: 2:00 - 4:30 pm.

      Sunday, March 18 
      Sunday, April 8

Jeremy Lent was born and raised in London, England. He received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He founded the Liology Institute in 2012, with the aim of fostering a worldview that will enable humanity to thrive sustainably. He is also the author of Requiem for the Human Soul, a novel that grapples with the meaning of human life.

*The workshops will be free as long as we have a free venue for the meetings. They may be a private home in Sonoma.

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MONDAY, MARCH 12 at 7:00 pm - Free Event!
Sonoma Valley Library, 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma

GEORGIA KELLY, Director of Praxis Peace Institute

The Remarkable Culture of the Mondragón Cooperatives in Spain. Lecture and PowerPoint.

Georgia began a relationship with the Mondragón Cooperatives in 2006 and has been organizing seminar/tours at Mondragón since 2008. She will speak about the inspiring culture, ehtics, and democratic business practices that have made the Mondragón Cooperatives the largest and most successful group of worker-owned businesses in the world. Based on a philosophy of human values, respect, and equality, the cooperatives are an inspiration in demonstrating what an evolved culture looks like. The mission of the Mondragón Cooperatives is to create wealth within a society, to foster a people-centered society instead of a capital-centered society, and to honor all work with dignity.

With more than 60 years of proven success, the Mondragón Cooperatives have established 103 small to large businesses, three university campuses, a culinary arts university, a bank and credit union with over 400 branches, youth cooperatives, and the largest Research and Development complex in all of Europe.

Next Praxis Seminar/Tour at Mondragón, Spain: MAY 20 - 26, 2018.
                 There are still places available for this life-changing learning experience.

                                Click here for Details and to Register for this study/tour.


Praxis Book!

Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

  Taking on the tenets of libertarianism and ideas associated with libertarianism, the authors challenge the American myths that promote rugged individualism, the lone hero, endless economic growth, and American exceptionalism. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the experiment --- still unproved --- of American democracy.

  The six authors place the myths in historical and ideological contexts and explore the makings of civil society, social justice, and economic fairness. One author, who was a libertarian in his youth, deconstructs their philosophy using only their definitions and arguments in a brilliant deconstruction.

Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. This book not only deconstructs, it constructs a possible world using concrete examples that have a proven success rate and high levels of human happiness.
This book is a must-read for anyone invested in modern politics and the future of the United States.

Fill out form on Events page to purchase this book. Click Here.



Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad
The Economics and Psychology of Sexual Harassment and Assault

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018 At 7:00 pm
Vintage House, Sonoma
Transitioning Countries, States, and Cities to 100% Clean, Renewable                                                         Energy for All Purposes As Soon As Possible!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 at 4:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center, Serres Hall
276 E. Napa St., Sonoma


Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Praxis Reception and Fundraiser for Mondragón Seminar Scholarships

Program included Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (ret.), Gayle McLaughlin (2-term Mayor and current city councilmember, Richmond, CA, Sushil Jacob, attorney with the Tuttle Law Group, San Francisco, and Georgia Kelly, Director of Praxis Peace Institute.

Earth Day Activities, April 22 and 29

Wednesday, April 5 - 2:00 pm
Georgia Kelly at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference

Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Conference registration required.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Sonoma

Dignity for All: How to Deal with Bullying, Racism, Sexism, and Rankism in the Era of Trump

Sunday, January 29, 2017 In Sonoma

What the Majority can do Positively and Actively to Keep Democracy Alive: A Post-Election Primer

 CUBA - Nov. 12 - 19, 2016

  Lectures and discussions with Cuban economists, historians, journalists, and diplomats.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm 
JOHN PERKINS - Confessions of an Economic Hitman (author)

Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Walnut Creek
Georgia Kelly - Cuba Today: The Invincible Island Nation

Sunday, July 17 at 5:00 pm, Sonoma - RICHARD HEINBERG
Our Renewable Future

Sunday, March 6 - Praxis Pub Series with DVD presentation and discussion of Mark Jacobson's talk at Praxis conference. Roadmaps for Transitioning all 50 US States to Wind, Water, and Solar for all Purposes.

Sunday, Feb. 14 - Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad
Economy and Psychology: Real Depressions, Real Solutions

Saturday, October 10 - 12:00 to 5:30 pm at the Vintage House
Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills, A Workshop
Facilitator: Georgia Kelly

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 at 1:00 pm
Murphy's Irish Pub back room - 464 1st St. East, Sonoma
DVD Viewing and Discussion of a Presentation from The Eonomics of Sustainability Conference

Saturday, June 27 at 4:00 pm

Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and Current City Council Member
Richmond, CA: A Community Defining its own Destiny

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Praxis 15th Anniversary Program and Reception in Sonoma
and honoring former Congresswoman LYNN WOOLSEY

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Room 110, Sonoma
Tickets: $15 - Click here to register    Tickets also available at the door.

Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm
Unitarian Church, Owl Room, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA

A Culture of Cooperation: The Ethics and Values of the Mondragon Cooperatives and Why They Thrive

Sunday, January 25 - Sonoma
DVD Viewing of ELLEN BROWN'S Presentation at the October conference.

Fort Mason, San Francisco


, March 10, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma, Room 110

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:30 pm
La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Sunday, November 10, 2013  - 3:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center, Room 110, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma - $15

The Economics of Cooperation
Panel Speakers: Philip Beard, Georgia Kelly, Marilyn Langlois, and Keith Wilson

Sunday, November 3 - 12:30 p.m - $10 ($5 for Praxis Members)
Murphy's Irish Pub - 464 First St. W., Sonoma

Russ reports on his 10,000 mile, 46-day solo motorcycle trip across the US spreading a hopeful message of Peace.

TUESDAY, August 13 - 7:00 pm for PDA Marin
(Progressive Democrats of America)
Place: Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais, Suite 201
Corte Madera
Book Presentation and Discussion: Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

JUNE 2 - 4, 2013 - Public Banking Conference
Praxis was a co-sponsor

Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael, CA
Praxis Peace Institute is a co-sponsor of this event
Funding the New Economy

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 -6:00 pm - Potluck & Presentation
The Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA
The Mondragon Cooperatives: An Economic Model for the 21st Century
with Georgia Kelly
Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 PM - Praxis Pub Series Event
Presentation and no-host lunch with Kenny Walter
Friday, March 1, 2013  -  Praxis Book Launch! Order this book from our website as of Feb. 26, 2013. Info soon.

A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

FREE Evening Event - 7:30 pm
Sonoma Community Center, Room 110, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.

All six authors will be present to discuss the topics and ideas in their respective chapters. Discussion of ideas.

The Authors (from the left): Ben Boyce, Georgia Kelly, Gus diZerega, PhD (pollitical science), Barry Spector, Julianne E. Maurseth, PhD (organizational psychology), and Benjamin "Nick" Colby, PhD (anthropology). Foreward by Hazel Henderson.
The following Events have already taken place but are listed to demonstrate the type of
events that Praxis Peace Institute sponsors. 
Monday, January 28,  2013 - 7:30 PM
Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St. E., Sonoma, CA
SHIFT CHANGE, A Documentary Film by Melissa Young & Mark Dworkin
Holiday Party for Praxis Members - Sunday, December 16, 2012, Sonoma
TOM HAYDEN - November 15, 2012
Inspiring Participatory Democracy
Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
Mondragon Seminar & Tour - Mondragon, Spain
September 9 - 15, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Does Capitaliam Have a Future?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM in Sonoma
       SAM KEEN
Iran: The Making of an Enemy


Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 7:00 PM   
Place: Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave. San Rafael, CA (Guzman Hall)    
Models for a New Economy: Worker Ownership & Entrepreneurship
 What can our economic future look like?
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Welcome and opening remarks
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, CA  
Joseph Tuck, CEO of Alvarado Street Bakery, Petaluma, CA
 Liher Pillardo, Professor Mondragon Team Academy, Mondragon University, Spain  Irati Arka, Mondragon University Team Academy, Spain
 Kasper Koczab, Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC)  Tim Huet, Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, San Francisco
Also, on April 1, 2012 
 Mondragon Team Academy Workshops - 9:30 - 4:00 at Dominican University
 Reception at 9:30 - Workshop begins promptly at 10:00 AM
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 7:30 PM in Sonoma
ANGELES ARRIEN - The Power of Gratitude and Effective Communication
 Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Sonoma
Holiday Gathering for Praxis Members

Nov. 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM
BERNARD LIETAER - Invitational Meeting - Sonoma
The Case for a Monetary Ecology Nov. 9 - Follow-up meeting at Dominican University
Wed. Nov. 2, 2011

Mondragon Cooperatives Culture and Dinner at French Garden Restaurant                 
8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol - 6:00 PM (Dinner & Presentation)
Philip Beard and Georgia Kelly

Tuesday, October 25 - 7:00 PM - Sonoma                                  
 ROBERT FULLER, Ph. D.  "Dignity for All and the End of Bullying"
 September 10-11, 2011  -  UC Berkeley - Wheeler Hall
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The IMAGINE 2011 PEACE CONFERENCE  -  a multi-faith/interfaith Peace Conference, Praxis Peace Institute was a co-sponsor.
Tuesday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. - Petaluma - Potluck, Presentation, Discussion
 Location: The Institute of Noetic Sciences - 101 San Antonio, Petaluma - $ 20
Georgia Kelly will speak about the ethics, business, and culture of the Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain.
Thursday,  July 28 - Film Night at the Grange, 18627 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma
ABC Special Docudrama, "Earth 2100: The Final Century of Civilization?" - Free Event!

Sunday, May 15 - 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Praxis Pub Series - Lunch, Film, Discussion
 Film: Argentina: Turning Around With Filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin

Monday, April 11 at 8:00 pm    JOHN PERKINS
Sonoma Community Center (Andrews Hall), 276 E, Napa St., Sonoma  John Perkins at the Dessert Reception prior to talk - 6:45 pm Victorian Garden Inn, Sonoma
Thursday, February 17 - 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma Community Center
Norman Solomon in conversation with Georgia Kelly
 Saturday, February 5
Sonoma Valley Inn, Krug Center

From Conflict to Connection
With Linda and Charlie Bloom

Sunday, Jan. 23 - 3:00 p.m.
 First Congregational Church, Burlingame Hall, 252 W. Spain St., Sonoma
Ten Commandments to Revive Progressives After
Friday, December 10 - 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma Community Center
Web of Debt: Exploring the Myths about Money and Banking - Lecture and Discussion

Friday, Nov. 12 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Murphy's Irish Pub (back room) - 464 First St. E., Sonoma, CA


Environmental and Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril and Promise


October 1 -3, 2010 - Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Communication and Conflict Transformation for Everyday Life Workshop
Facilitator: Georgia Kelly

September 13 - 18 - Mondragn, Spain
Seminar and Tour at the Mondragn Cooperatives in the Basque Country
July 23 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Come for dinner and lecture/discussion at Murphy's Irish Pub's backroom
464 First St. E., Sonoma

John Bloom speaks about his book The Genius of Money

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010
Praxis Peace Institute's 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Place: The Lodge at Sonoma,1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

Featured Speaker:GEORGE LAKOFF


Sunday, March 28 - 4:00 p.m. - Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma - Free Event

Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson
discuss their new book, The Practical Visionary: A New World Guide for Spiritual Growth and Social Change.

Thursday, February 25 - 7:30 p.m.
Burlingame Hall, First Congregational Church, 252 W. Spain St., Sonoma


"The Braided Way: Universal Practices of Wisdom"

Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 4:00 p.m. - Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma


The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis


Praxis Peace Institute and RSF Social Finance present

THE ECONOMICS OF PEACE Conference October 18 - 23, 2009 - Sonoma, CA
Transforming Money * Rebuilding Community * Redefining Wealth 
Tuesday, October 20

Speakers: James Galbraith, Vandana Shiva, Sam Keen, Jacob Needleman, Judy Wicks,
Andrew Kimbrell, Ellen Brown, Tom Greco, David Korten, A.T. Ariyaratne, Mikel Lezamiz,
Fred Freundlich, and Stephanie Rearick.
Emcees: John Bloom and Georgia Kelly
Artist-in-Residence: Osprey Orielle Lake
SUNDAY, JULY 19 AT 4:00 P.M. - Free Event
Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma
DIANA ALSTAD & JOEL KRAMER "The Passionate Mind Revisited"
  Wednesday, April 22 - Sebastopol
The Story of Mondragon Presentation

Location: French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
Cafe Ekonomica Series - Buffet is available at 6:30 - program begins at 7:45 p.m.
Evening Presenters: Philip Beard and Georgia Kelly
March 30, 2009
Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma
Prominent journalist, best-selling author and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for The Nation Magazine.
Tuesday, March 10 - San Francisco - 8:00 p.m. - Free
The Magic of Mondragon
Pe�a Pachamama Restaurant, 1630 Powell St., San Francisco A Pachamama Alliance/Praxis program
Sunday, March 1st - Santa Rosa - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Reclaiming our Local Economic Power - Rediscovering Cooperatives
-------------------------------- February 24 - Praxis Presentation at Bay Area Net Impact program
San Francisco, CA
Dec. 11 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - The Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma
The Magic of Mondragon
with Philip Beard, Sergio Lub, and Georgia Kelly
Annual Praxis Benefit Lunch

Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Sonoma
The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 95476 Special Guests MIMI KENNEDY and SWAMI BEYONDANANDA
Nov. 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma The Magic of Mondragon
with Philip Beard, Julianne Maurseth, Georgia Kelly and slides by Sergio Lub
Monday, November 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Berkeley
The Healing of Memories
From the Institute for Healing of Memories, South Africa. STEPHEN DUCAT
Tuesday, June 17 - 7:30 p.m. - Mill Valley
"Gender Gaps, Holy Wars and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity"

Sunday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. - FREE Event - Sonoma

"The Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs are Changing our World"
Tuesday, April 29 - 7:30 p.m. - Sonoma
"The Media Politics of War" SAM KEEN
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 7:30 p.m. - Santa Rosa

"The Lasting Appeal of War and the Quest for a Moral and Erotic Equivalent"

Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 3:00 p.m. - Mill Valley
"Real Solutions for a Sustainable Future"
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. - Sonoma
"The Lasting Appeal of War and the Quest for a Moral and Erotic Equivalent"
Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. - Sonoma
Burlingame Hall, 252 W. Spain St.
"The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics" PRAXIS PEACE INSTITUTE Annual Benefit and Lunch
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 12:30 p.m.
The Lodge in Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 95476
Saturday, December 1 - 10:00 - 5:00
Conflict Transformation workshop sponsored by the Institute of Imaginal Studies, Petaluma, CA


Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Sonoma
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Hall, 252 W. Spain St., Sonoma, CA 95476
Transforming Conflict by Peaceful Means
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - PRAXIS POTLUCK Free Event - 3:30 - 6:30 - Sonoma Hosted by Marilyn Goode and Patty Westerbeke with Praxis Peace Institute at the pool and gardens of Marilyn Goode.
August 3 - 5, 2007 - ESALEN INSTITUTE, Big Sur, CA CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOP FACILITATORS: GEORGIA KELLY and KIM WEICHEL ----------------------------------------
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. - FREE Community event!
DVD of RIANE EISLER'S "The Real Wealth of Nations, Creating
a Caring Economics"
JUNE 3 - 9, 2007 - DUBROVNIK CONFERENCE "Transforming Culture: From Empire to Global Community" A detailed Report and Photos will be available on this website in the late summer. DVDs of conference presentations will also be available, and price list will be posted on this website in July.
Speakers: Tom Hayden, Frances Moore Lappe, Thom Hartmann, Riane Eisler, David Korten, Hazel Henderson, Mikel Lezamiz (Mondragon Cooperatives, Spain), Georgia Kelly, James O'Dea, Aftab Omer, Ivo Banac, Stephen Ducat, Erion Veliaj, and panels. Portions of Johan Galtung's workshop may be available.
MAY 10 - 8:00 p.m.
Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center
276 E. Napa St., Sonoma
Paul Hawken discussed his new book, Blessed Unrest,which explores the diversity, ideas, strategies and hidden history ofthe revolutionary movement to restore the environment and foster socialjustice. Register for this event online!
APRIL 22, 2007

Reception with Ervin Laszlo - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at The Institute of Noetic Sciences, 101 San Antonio Rd., Petaluma "The Hypothesis of the Akashic Field: Coherence and Memory in Cosmos and Consciousness"
Burlingame Hall, First Congregational Churh
252 W. Spain St., Sonoma
Praxis Think Tank Project November 30 - December 3, 2006
Berkeley, CA
"The Sixth Extinction Round Table to Avert the Loss of Biodiversity"
Thisevent is co-sponsored with the Sustainable Planet committee of theThreshold Foundation and is an invitational meeting. We are developinga campaign that will address the issue of Mass Species Extinction insocial and cultural contexts. Our goal is to raise awareness regardingthe urgency of species extinction and to create a strategy that willcut through the de facto denial surrounding species extinction. Inaddition to leading scientists in the field, we are inviting experts inmedia, marketing, language framing, the recovery movement, andreligious leaders.

Thisinvitational meeting is co-sponsored by the Sustainable PlanetCommittee of the Threshold Foundation and the Praxis Think Tank. Ourpurpose is to develop and implement strategies that address the issuesof mass species extinction in social and cultural contexts. Our goal isto raise awareness regarding the urgency of species extinction.

Inaddition to leading scientists in the field, the meeting also included experts inmedia, marketing, language framing, the recovery movement and religiousleaders. A full list of participants is posted on the Praxis Think Tank pages.
November 12 - 17, 2006 - Esalen Institute, Big Sur

ConflictTransformation: Tools for Communicating and Resolving Conflicts in Everyday Life
Facilitators: Georgia Kelly and Kim Weichel
Sunday, October 8, 2006 - RICHARD TARNAS
Sonoma - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Praxis Study Group meets with Richard Tarnas, author of "Cosmos and Psyche" and "The Passion of the Western Mind."
"On Becoming Fearless!"
Saturday, September 30, 2006
8:00 p.m.
Sonoma Community Center
276 E. Napa St., Sonoma
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Reception with Arianna Huffington and
Fifth Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser for
Praxis Peace Institute at the home of author Sam Keen in Sonoma

 Sunday, July 16, 2006
Praxis Women's Tea - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma
Summer Refreshments and Goodies!
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Thursday, June 29 - 7:30 p.m.

"Remembering the Sixties --- and the Lessons We Still Have to Learn From Them"
Co-Sponsored Event:
Free Public Forum co-sponsored with the Living Wage Coalition

A Living Wage for Petaluma
Wednesday, June 28 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Innovative Tools for Communnicating and Resolving Conflicts in Everyday LIfe

Facilitated by GEORGIA KELLY
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Sonoma
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006 - 7:30 p.m.

Place: Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center
276 E. Napa St., Sonoma
Tickets: $15.00

"The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community"
May 17 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
David Korten meets with Praxis Think Tank group in Sonoma.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:30 p.m.
"The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right"
Place: Burlingame Hall, First Congregational Church
252 W. Spain St., Sonoma
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 7:00 p.m.

"Beyond Peak Oil: Averting Oil Wars, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse"
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2006 - 2:00 p.m.
"Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New Worldview"
FREE Event at Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma

of Praxis members and conference alumni
at the home of Linda and Charlie Bloom, Santa Cruz.
Sunday Afternoon, December 18, 2005
A Festive Holiday Tea with Thoughtful Lecture and Discussion JAMES O'DEA, president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences "In the Season of Lights: Creation and Destruction of the World as We Know it"

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences campus
101 S. San Antonio Rd., Petaluma

Praxis Peace Institute and Spirit Rock Meditation Center present

"The Soul of Democracy:
Integrating Spiritual Vision with Active Citizenship"

Place: Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SPEAKERS: Jack Kornfield
, Sylvia Boorstein, Tom Hayden,
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
, Matt Gonzalez, Pam Torliatt
and Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda!
Special presentation by Mayors Larry Barnett (Sonoma) and Larry Robinson (Sebastopol).
Moderators: Georgia Kelly and James Baraz
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - Half-day workshop
Limited to 30 people
"Communicating & Framing Core Progressive Values"
Time: 1:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Place: Sonoma - exact location and directions sent upon registration
SATURDAY, JULY 30 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

TRANSFORMING CONFLICT: Innovative Tools for Communicating and Resolving Conflicts in Everyday Life
Facilitators: Georgia Kelly and Kimberly Weichel

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.

"Empowering Women and Changing the World:
From Domination to Partnership"

(Author of "The Chalice and the Blade" and "The Power of Partnership")
Following Riane's talk will be a dialogue with

MEDEA BENJAMIN, co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange and co-editor of "Stop the Next War Now."


Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.

"American Culture: The Myths and the Possibilities"

Also - Pre-event Buffet Reception with TOM HAYDEN at a private home in Sonoma. Address and directions given upon registration.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - a Morning Workshop with Tom Hayden

Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Conflict Transformation Workshop
Facilitators: Kim Weichel and Georgia Kelly

This interactive workshop will focus on an in-depth exploration of ways to understand and transform conflict in our daily lives.

2004 Green Party Presidential candidate and initiator of the Ohio recount.
"Everything You Wnat to Know About the Ohio Recount and Election Reform."Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2005 - 7:30 p.m. - A Praxis Think Tank Event

"Language, Propaganda, and Imagery"

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2005 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Workshop with George Lakoff and Sam Keen
Language, Imagery and Propaganda - Part II - Workshop

Friday, February 18, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.

Tracking the Emerging Stories - Praxis Think Tank Event
Location: Andrews Hall, Somona Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA

Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshop with Angeles Arrien
"Bridge Building: Essential Practices for Change, Conflict Resolution, and Communication"
Date: October 21, 2004
Time: 7:30
Place: United Methodist Church (Epworthian Hall)
500 North Main St., Sebastopol WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2004
"Shift Happens"
Place: Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2004
MATT GONZALEZ - President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors will speak on "Progressive Values and Authentic Politics"
SATURDAY, APRIL 24th - CAFE DISCUSSION, Sonoma (place to be announced)
Time: 2:00 0 4:00 PM
JOHAN GALTHUNG, Ph. D. -- "Winning the War on Terror Without Violence"
Sonoma Congregational Church, Sonoma

FRED LUSKIN, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 - Napa Valley Lunch, Talk and Discussion.Dr. Luskin is the founder and director of the Stanford Forgiveness Center.
BERNARD LIETAER - OCT. 20, 2003 (Monday) - "The Future of Money"- 3220 Sacramento St., San Francisco OCT. 16, 2003 (Thursday) - Sonoma Community Center
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2003
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Sonoma Veterans Hall, 126 First St., West, Sonoma, CA ERION VELIAJ (Albania) and
Of Balkans Youth Link, a US-based non-profit organization
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2003 - Lunch/Discussion event
1:00 p.m., Napa Valley Location
Author of "The Pentagon Papers" and the recently published "Secrets."
Co-Sponsored with Readers' Books, Sonoma, CA
DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 STEVEN HILL - Saturday, November 2, 2002
Author of "Fixing Elections,"
Also co-wrote "Whose Vote Counts?" and is co-founder of the Center for Voting
and Democracy in San Francisco. HELEN CALDICOTT
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
web site - www.nuclearcommonsense.org RIANE EISLER
Thursday, April 11, 2002
web site - www.partnershipway.org CHRISTOPHER BACHE
October 28, 2001, Lunch/Discussion event in Oakville, CA - Director of Transformative Learning at The Institute of Noetic Sciences, author, and teacher of philosophy and religious studies DANIEL SHEEHAN - September 27, 2001, Evening event in Sonoma, CA
Renown civil rights attorney, Chief counsel for the Christic Institute LARRY ROBINSON
Mayor of Sebastopol, CA August 12, 2001, Lunch/Discussion event in Oakville, CA PAUL RAY AND SHERRY ANDERSON
Authors of "The Cultural Creatives" April 1, 2001, Lunch/Discussion event in Sonoma, CA This was the Inaugural Lunch of Praxis Peace Institute ANGELES ARRIEN (author, anthropologist) and
(author, philosopher)
December 3, 2000, Lunch/Discussion event in Sonoma, CA

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