~This event has been postponed; contact Point Reyes Books for more information~
~Co-presented by Point Reyes Books and Black Mountain Circle~
Orland Bishop leads a day-long workshop exploring spiritual economy: his understanding of the deeper meaning of money as a pathway to designing new economic forms that support healthy community life and human potential. A deepening of the conversation that will take place on Friday, April 17, in Point Reyes Station, he will move into an experiential exploration of the spiritual economy by asking important questions: What are the exchanges that bring value to our shared lives and our communities? What is the legacy that we’ve all inherited? How do we integrate our ancestors into our lives, nature, and the cosmos? Explore these queries and others from the standpoint of the practical resources in daily life. He will be joined by Jaune Evans.
Saturday, April 18
10:00 am PDT - 4:00 pm PDT
Orland combines an extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology and indigenous cosmologies with a deep dedication to human rights advocacy and cultural renewal. He was a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Violence at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and has consulted for many human development organizations in the United States and internationally. He is co-founder and executive director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, California, a unique organization devoted to the mentoring of young people and the creation of communities to support them. Through ShadeTree, he has pioneered approaches to urban truces and working with at-risk youth that combine indigenous wisdom and practices with contemporary methodologies designed to mentor the human potential and create intentional communities to heal violence and social exclusion. He’s currently focusing on understanding the deeper meaning of money as a pathway to designing new economic forms that support healthy community life.