Conversation with Courtney Martin
Commonwealth Club, SF.

January 22, 2019 6:00PM

Mission Hospice
San Mateo, CA.

January 24, 2019 6:30PM

With Ram Dass & Roshi Joan Halifax
Maui, HI.

February 1-3, 2019

Copperfield Books
Santa Rosa, CA.

February 7, 2019 7:00PM

Solstice Spa
Sausalito, CA.

February 8, 2019 7:00PM
(Admission includes free book)

Bookmine/Napa Public Library
Napa, CA.

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 7:00PM

NY Open Center,

March 5, 2019
Mary O’Connor Palliative and Hospice Care Conference

Calgary, Canada

April 4-5, 2019 TBA

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Conference
San Francisco, CA.

April 9, 2019
Private YPO Event

Los Angeles,

April 11-12, 2019

Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care
Minneapolis, MN.

April 14-15, 2019
Private YPO Event

Dallas, TX.

April 17-18, 2019

La Maison de Tara
Geneva, Switzerland

May 15-16, 2019

Moulin de Chaves
Dordogne, France

May 18-24, 2019

Association pour le Développement de la Mindfulness
Paris, France.

May 25, 2019

Universidad Complutense
Madrid, Spain.

May 29, 2019

Nirakara Institute
Amalurra, Vizcaya,
Pais Vasco, Spain

May 30 - June 02, 2019

(Previous retreat w/teacher required)
Ralston White Retreat Center
Mill Valley, CA.

July 17-21,2019
Title TBA

1440 Foundation
Scott’s Valley, CA.

August 2-4, 2019

Upaya Zen Center
Santa Fe, NM.

August 22-25, 2019

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019
Perth, Australia

September 9-13, 2019
Metta Institute Training

Santa Sabina Center
San Rafael, CA.

October 3-6, 2019 TBA

Sandpoint Sangha
Cottonwood, ID.

October 14-20, 2019 TBA
Evening Public Talk

Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 30, 2019 TBA

Catholic Health Association of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 30-31, 2019 TBA

Pata Village Futaleufú
South of Santiago, Chile

November 20-24, 2019 TBA


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