March 2019

17Mar6:30 PM8:30 PMThe Power of Silence: An Evening with Planetwalker Dr. John Francis6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): John Francis, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sliding Scale: $30 – 108. Code JF1E19.


Description:
Join us for an inspiring evening with Dr. John Francis, environmentalist, founder, and author of Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking, 17 Years of Silence and The Ragged Edge of Silence: Finding Peace in a Noisy World.

In 1971, after the destructive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay, John was deeply affected by the impact on wildlife and the environment. He made a life-altering decision to give up motorized vehicles and take a vow of silence. Over the past few decades, he has drawn on Buddhist, Hindu, Native American and Christian practices to strengthen his resolve to protecting the Earth. His commitment has led him to a UN appointment, journeys on foot across the US, Caribbean, and South America, and to founding the environmental awareness non-profit Planetwalk.

The evening will include John sharing his experience during his years in silence, and questions and comments from the Spirit Rock community.

For more information, visit planetwalk.org.


Dr. John Francis is an environmental educator, author, and former UN goodwill ambassador. He is the founder and director of Planetwalk, and environmental education organization, and speaks on pilgrimage and environment around the world. In 1971, he witnessed an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, stopped using motorized vehicles and began to walk. To learn to listen better, John took a 17-year vow of silence shortly thereafter. His journeys on foot have taken him across the US, the Carribbean, and South America. His commitment has led him to a PhD, and he has given a TED talk, and been featured on Sunday Morning on CBS. He is the author of Planetwalker: 17-Years of Silence, 22-Years of Walking, and The Ragged Edge of Silence.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

 

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

 

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.

 

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Teacher(s)

  • Dr. John Francis

    Dr. John Francis

    Dr. John Francis is an environmental educator, author, and former UN goodwill ambassador. He is the founder and director of Planetwalk, and environmental education organization, and speaks on pilgrimage and environment around the world. In 1971, he witnessed an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, stopped using motorized vehicles and began to walk. To learn to listen better, John took a 17-year vow of silence shortly thereafter. His journeys on foot have taken him across the US, the Carribbean, and South America. His commitment has led him to a PhD, and he has given a TED talk, and been featured on Sunday Morning on CBS. He is the author of Planetwalker: 17-Years of Silence, 22-Years of Walking, and The Ragged Edge of Silence.

X
X