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Thomas Cleary - In Memoriam

Thomas Cleary was the twentieth century’s most prolific translator of Asian classics into English, translating and introducing over eighty works from Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit, Pali, Bengali, Arabic, and Old Irish.  He was a very private person, shunning the limelight and preferring to work quietly.  He did not play in one sandbox only—his works spanned Buddhism, Taoism, ancient Chinese classics, martial arts, Greek wisdom (translated from the Arabic), great works of Sufism and Islam, and more. His books have sold millions of copies, and his translations have in turn been translated into over twenty languages worldwide.  

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Anna Halprin - In Memoriam

Anna Halprin (born Hannah Dorothy Schuman) was an American choreographer and dancer. She helped redefine dance in postwar America and pioneered postmodern dance as an experimental art form.  She referred to herself as a breaker of the rules of modern dance.

In the 1950s she established the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop to give artists a place to practice their art. Exploring the capabilities of her own body, she created a systematic way of moving using kinesthetic awareness.With her husband, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, she developed the RSVP cycles, a creative methodology that includes the idea of scores. Her creations included Myths in the 1960s, which gave a score to the audience, making them performers as well, and the highly participatory Planetary Dance.

Influenced by her own battle with cancer and her healing journey, Halprin became known for her work with terminally ill patients as well as creative movement in nature.

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Russ Hudson Interview - The Enneagram

In this interview with Banyen Books, Russ Hudson discusses The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence.

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Anita Moorjani Interview - Sensitive is the New Strong

In this interview with Banyen Books, Anita Moorjani, New York Times bestselling author of Dying to Be Me, speaks about her new book Sensitive is the New Strong.

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Elizabeth Lesser - Cassandra Speaks

Elizabeth Lesser, Omega co-founder and bestselling author, discusses her new book Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. This event was hosted by Banyen Books & Sound.

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Kent Nerburn - The Artist's Journey

In this event hosted by Banyen Books, award-winning artist and author Kent Nerburn shared wisdom and insights on the artist's journey.  

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Bright Green Lies - Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert

Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert discuss Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It. This event was hosted by Banyen Books & Sound​.

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Bright Green Lies - Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert

Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert discuss Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It. This event was hosted by Banyen Books & Sound​.

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Healing Products - Mindful Collective Co.

We are proud to launch some of Mindful Collective’s new Spring Collection.  We have loved both Halfmoon Yoga and B Yoga lines here at Banyen for some time.  Its local and their quality yoga, meditation and wellness inspired products are always on the top on any Yogi's list. Their principles are rooted in the shared values of respect, integrity, inclusively, quality and creativity. Come enjoy the fresh new line and their classics and be inspired in your wellness journey.

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Bill Plotkin Interview - Journey of Soul Initiation

In this interview with Banyen Books, Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft, spoke about The Journey of Soul Initiation.

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Julia Cameron - The Listening Path

In this event hosted by Banyen Books, Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, discussed The Listening Path.

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Sadie Radinsky - Whole Girl: Dairy-Free Yogurt

Sadie Radinsky presents a fun demo to make Probiotic Dairy-Free Yogurt and shares empowering inspirations. This event was hosted by Banyen Books & Sound​.

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