After the 2017 Burn, Arash Afshar, the producer of Burner Podcast was passing through Sacramento. In 2015 he invited me to be interviewed, but he only does them in person and he lives in SoCal. It was a treat to get to talk with him. You can listen to the interview here.
I was honored to be among a great line up of speakers for TEDx in Klagenfurt Austria in June, 2017. They wanted a talk that expanded the talk I gave at Burning Man. The first five minutes of this talk are the same as that earlier talk, but then it develops differently.
Seeing Through the Eyes of Love
This talk was given at Burning Man's 2016 TEDx event. The event was scheduled to run from 8pm to midnight. Because of technical challenges, my talk, the closing talk of the evening, took place at 2am. I had enough coffee in me to fuel an entire camp. I am grateful for the volunteers who faced many challenges to pull off such a great event in the middle of nowhere.
Xanthi Pinkerton of Trinity Cathedral created a video with my Burning Man Blessing and photos I took at Burning Man and Trinity Cathedral.
Burning Man makes the cover of The Living Church (with my photo!)
Here's the article:
Prior to going to Burning Man, I was featured in this article in the Sacramento Bee
As well as this TV news report:
I was invited to speak at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. This was my second opportunity to speak at this remarkable event. Last year I spoke about Christian spirituality. I believe it was the time first someone was invited to speak about Jesus and Christianity at this festival. This year I spoke about my experiences at Burning Man. It great a great experience. Last year I spent much of the weekend visiting friends. This year, I stayed at the Inn and participated in the festival.
Saturday was MC Yogi and David Whyte. I had lunch with MC Yogi and his DJ Brandon. That night they had an amazing concert and we danced for hours. Sunday was my talk and Marianne Williamson. There were so many other great speakers, but I needed to work on my own talk. It was a very rich weekend.
Sun Valley Property News focused on the festival for their June issue and included an article on my talk using my own pictures. It's the first time my photos were published in a magazine.
The Wellness Festival folks published a couple of clips of my talk, including one of me blessing someone in the audience.
I was asked to speak to the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group at their weekly Sunday evening meditation meeting. This talk took place after 40 minutes of silent meditation.