Please join us for...
Sacred America, Sacred World
co-presented by Alchemist Kitchen
with Stephen Dinan, the CEO of The Shift Network and bestselling author of Sacred America, Sacred World
In dialogue with
Robert Thurman, President of Tibet House, prominent Tibetan Buddhist scholar
Rabbi David Ingber, founder and spiritual director of Romemu, teacher of Kabbalah
Dr. Cari Jackson, author, speaker, leadership coach
Music by Kristin Hoffman, including debut of a new song
In a contentious political season, it’s become imperative that we find a higher way, one that reunites America and charts the path to a more enlightened future. In this special evening, Stephen Dinan will share his unifying vision from his new book Sacred America, Sacred World that is winning rave reviews from left and right, and then dialogue with two noted spiritual leaders about our path forward to healing and transforming our political process. How can we evolve our political culture and fulfill America’s promise? How do we engage the 2016 elections in a spiritual way? Join us to find out.
Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for a “transpartisan” America.
the evening's program:
6:30pm Doors Open: A Pre-Reception with Wine + Bites
7:00pm Opening Blessing
7:05pm Opening Song
7:10pm Prayers & Blessings
7:15pm Stephen Dinan Opening Remarks
7:20pm Panel Discussion with David Ingber, Robert Thurman, Dr. Cari Jackson & Stephen Dinan &
8:00pm Closing Song
8-8:30pm Networking Post-Reception
$30 tickets include a copy of the book, Sacred America, Sacred World
$20 tickets also available
Stephen Dinan is the founder and CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders. The Shift Network was founded in 2010 and has served over 700,000 people worldwide, with customers in 150 countries. It delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings featuring over 50 core faculty and 1,000 thought leaders in domains as diverse as spirituality, peace, holistic health, psychology, parenting, enlightened business, shamanism, indigenous wisdom, and sustainability.
Stephen is a graduate of Stanford University (Human Biology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (East-West Psychology). He helped create and directed the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers. As the former director of membership and marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program and the One Minute Shift media series.
DR. CARI JACKSON
Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson is a capacity builder, who helps individuals and organizations to break through internal and external barriers to live in the power of their authentic purpose. She passionately believes, "As we live authentically, we heal and transform our own lives and the world."
As president of Excellent Way Consulting, Dr. Cari strengthens organizational capacity specializing in organizational renovation, leadership coaching, and conflict management. As founding director of Center of Spiritual Light, she integrates resources from diverse spiritual traditions to strengthen the capacities of individuals to experience greater authenticity, freedom, empowerment, and happiness in their own lives.
An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC), Dr. Cari works ecumenically across religious and spiritual traditions. She has served as pastor of congregations in three Christian denominations, UCC, United Methodist Church, and Presbyterian Church-USA. She has served as interim worship coordinator at The Riverside Church. She has been adjunct faculty at Union Theological Seminary and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City, where she taught such courses as “The Christian Chase for Power” and “Ministry in Multicultural Contexts.”
RABBI DAVID INGBER
Named by Newsweek as one of 2013’s top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States as well as by The Forward as one of the 50 most newsworthy and notable Jews in America, Rabbi David Ingber promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. A major 21st Century Jewish thinker and educator, his rich perspective, open heart and mind, and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning has brought him to speak throughout the United States and worldwide throughout Canada, Europe and Israel.
Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of theTibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important artistic and scientific treatises from the Tibetan Tengyur.
Time chose Professor Thurman as one of its 25 most influential Americans in 1997, describing him as a “larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the Dharma, the precious teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, from Asia to America.” The New York Times recently said Thurman “is considered the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.”
Having studied with French Sound Healing pioneer Fabian Maman, Hoffmann not only made music to accompany acupuncture sessions but also composed 170 songs for health-challenged children as a writer/producer at non-profit organization Songs of Love. A spokesperson for ocean conservation, she has performed her Song for the Ocean at environmental awareness conventions and concerts around the world, including TEDxSF, Bioneers, Hermanus Whale Festival (South Africa) and with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Song for the Ocean will next be performed at The Sydney Opera House in August 2016. In 2011 she became the singer for Bella Gaia, a multimedia immersive theater experience created in conjunction with NASA. Over the past 2 years she has continued to expand her worldly voice, guest blogging for many well-respected magazines, from Elephant Journal to The Ecologist, and performing at The Conscious Life Expo (LA), the signing of The Fuji Declaration (Mt. Fuji) and The Emoto Peace Project concert in Tokyo. In 2014, Kristin was invited to become the youngest member on the board of FIONS (Friends of Institute of Noetic Sciences). In early 2016, she was voted onto the board of Gandhi Global Center for Peace and was also a new inductee into the acclaimed group Evolutionary Leaders. Her most recent work includes a self-produced album entitled The Human Compass, a symphonic collaboration with composer Marco Missinato called Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart, and the brand new release of the meditational film, “Amazing Space,” for which Kristin composed and produced the soundtrack. In October 2015, Kristin began a new monthly musical blog with Gandhi’s BE Magazine, called “BE~Cause: Music with a Message,” and has been creating a new song every month focused around important worldly issues and themes.