Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Will Tuttle visits Portland

On Tuesday the 28th of October, Will Tuttle gave a talk in SE Portland. I read his book The World Peace Diet a year ago, based on the strong reccomendation from my inspiring friends Fallon and Satya, and I found it provided a very holistic approach to veganism, especially talking about the deeper, inner-work we delve into along this path of awakening.

Very grateful to Northwest VEG for helping to manifest this offering tonight. Will even graced us with a piano medley at the end, and shared this poem by Shell Silverstein.

Excerpt from  FB event page:

"Please join Northwest VEG in welcoming Will Tuttle, author of the World Peace Diet, for a special lecture and book signing in Portland. Doors open at 7pm for a reception with snacks and the lecture will start at 7:30pm.

Dr. Will Tuttle, visionary educator and inspirational speaker and musician, has lectured and performed widely throughout North America and worldwide. His doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, focused on educating intuition, and he has taught college courses in creativity, humanities, mythology, religion, and philosophy. A recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize, he is a Dharma Master in the Zen tradition. Devoted to cultural healing and awakening, he has created 7 much-loved CD albums of original piano music, and also his international best-seller, The World Peace Diet, published in over a dozen languages. He is noted for clear and inspiring presentations that often include original piano music as well as evocative animal paintings by his spouse, Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland."


I live with 3 NVC(Non-Violent Communication) seems the perfect time to delve into this profound system to make life more beautiful.

I'll probably be taking the intro course with my new housemate Fred in January via Rose City NVC. They are very open to alternative value exchanges.

Here is a great intro workshop by the founder of NVC Marshal Rosenburg

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rev Billy and Stop Shopping Choir visit PDX

On Oct 7th the good Rev and choir graced us with their spirit! They ended up using my bike as a keyboard stand lol.



Prepare to be shaken, stirred and served neat on a bed of hot coals.

Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks.

Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade.

Watch what happened when we exorcised Monsanto from Chicago.

Roundup is the most popular herbicide in the world, it's active ingredient is a "probable" carcinogen known as glyphosate. Roundup is routinely sprayed in Portland's public parks. The single most effective alternative to glyposates is NO glyphosates. The Earth Wants YOU!

Reverend Billy is an activist, radio show host, stage performer and author who has been arrested more than 50 times. He has released three CDs, three documentary films, and published three books. He won an OBIE Award, Alpert Award, The Dramalogue Award and The Historic Districts Council's Preservation Award for his work. He has appeared in press ranging from the CBS Evening News in New York to The BBC World Service, BBC 1 and numerous international print outlets.

The Stop Shopping Choir represents a diverse array of economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds; among them are scientists, teachers, artists, therapists, welders, cyclists, builders, developers, hairdressers, dog walkers, actors, truck drivers, tech geeks, scholars and executives. The Choir has toured in Europe, Africa, South America and throughout North America.

Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir are directed by Savitri D. Their music director is Nehemiah Luckett. Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir are the subject of Morgan Spurlock’s second feature film, “What Would Jesus Buy?”


What would Jesus Buy? was one of the first docs I saw when I started really investigating the path of simplicity/alternative living, really helped illuminate the sickness of rabid consumerism.