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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Peace from Within

with Michael Nagler

Monday, July 24, 7:00 pm
$5 donation requested

Peace from Within, with Michael Nagler Michael Nagler came to Berkeley in 1960, just in time to live through the Free Speech Movement and everything that followed. Now he is officially Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at Berkeley, and there he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program in which he still teaches the upper-division nonviolence course as well as meditation and other courses.

Michael has spoken and written widely for campus, religious, public and special interest groups on the subject of peace and nonviolence for many years, especially since 9/11. He has consulted for the U.S. Institute of Peace and many other organizations and is President of the board of METTA: Center for Nonviolence Education and of PeaceWorkers, and on numerous other boards, and has recently co-founded Educators For Nonviolence.

In addition to his many articles on peace and spirituality, he is the author of The Upanishads (with Sri Eknath Easwaran, Nilgiri Press, 1987) and The Search for a Nonviolent Future which won the 2002 American Book Award and has been translated into Italian and Korean, and most recently Our Spiritual Crisis.

Michael is a student of Sri Eknath Easwaran, Founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, and has lived at the Center's ashram in Marin County since 1970. He gives presentations frequently for the Center's meditation program around the world, and will be offering us some insights and instruction on how to follow this increasingly popular technique, along with Carol Flinders from the same community.

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