Geography of Hope: Pilgrimage Redefined

Kate Bunney, Gigi Coyle, John Francis, Desirae Harp, Michael Preston & Weston Pew


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  • Venue: Dance Palace
    503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, United States
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  • Cost: $150; scholarships and volunteer opportunities available

In 2019, the Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, and inquiries that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”

Join us on Saturday, March 16 for a day-long gathering on the meaning of pilgrimage within the environmental, political and cultural contexts of our times. This event includes presentations and conversations with writers, activists, and Native American leaders plus songs, storytelling, history of pilgrimage traditions around the world, and illumination of the ways pilgrimage can be a form of social activism. The Saturday March 16th gathering is from 9am to 5pm. Optional events on Sunday, March 17: A morning community pilgrimage walk (approximately 1.5 miles) with Kate Bunney and Wendy Johnson, and afternoon conversation at Commonweal with Michael Lerner and Mary Evelyn Tucker, author of Thomas Berry: A Biography.

Presenters include: Kate Bunney, Walking Water; Gigi Coyle, Beyond Boundaries;  John Francis, Planetwalk; Desirae Harp and Michael Preston, Run4Salmon; Weston Pew, Sacred Door Trail with Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps, NPR's To The Best of Our Knowledge

Artists: Anne FaughtRichard Lang, and Judith Selby Lang

Partial Scholarships: Available for people 18-30 years old.

Co-sponsors: Center for Humans & Nature, Point Reyes Books and in collaboration with Walking Water

Media Sponsors: High Country News, KWMR FM and the US Forest Service

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made later than March 1st. Prior to March 1st, there is a $50 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

Geography of Hope

In 2019, Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, film screenings, conversations and art exhibits that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”

More Upcoming Offerings

Feb 23

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Mar 1

The Sacred Work of Grief Community Grief Ritual with Francis Weller

Mar 21

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Mar 31

Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team

Apr 13

Our Common Home Summit: Spiritual Ecology in Education and Action Joanna Macy, Corrina Gould and Spiritual Ecology Leaders

Apr 19

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

May 7

Barry Lopez Author of Horizon

May 18

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

May 19

Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit & Loss Toby McLeod & Melissa Nelson

Jun 17

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Jun 23

Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team

Jul 16

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Sep 8

Standing on Sacred Ground: Fire & Ice Toby McLeod & Corrina Gould

Sep 29

Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team

Dec 15

Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team