Wholesome, inspired nourishment for the mind, body, and spirit - what better!
**Arrive between 6:30pm (strongly recommended) and 7:15pm to get seated, order dinner, and mingle. "Yes" RSVPs will be seated 1st by 7:15 pm. Stay as long as you like. The talk will start by 7:30 pm.**
We are so pleased to have Will Tuttle, Ph.D., deliver an inspirational talk based on his spectacular, award-winning book, The World Peace Diet - Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony. He will discuss how food affects us physically, culturally, and spiritually, and how to make positive changes that promote wellness, encourage wisdom and abundance, and minimize our eco-footprints on the earth. The talk places a fundamental emphasis on a vegan way of living and will be followed by a short Q&A.
The World Peace Diet, which became a #1 Amazon best-seller in 2010, offers a compelling and liberating new understanding of our food and our culture. It has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. It is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. It has now been translated and published in over a dozen languages.
Signed copies of The World Peace Diet (http://www.worldpeacediet.com/) will be available for purchase at a discounted price. Donations to support Dr. Tuttle's work will be accepted at the event.
V-Spot Organic is the all-vegan, mostly organic, Colombian-inspired, beautiful Manhattan location (and sister restaurant to the extremely popular and beloved restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn). It is owned and operated by brothers (and meetup group members) Danny, Alex, and William Carabano and their thoughtful business partners.
This large 100+ seat restaurant is amazing, warm, and contemporary - featuring their exquisite, delectable food, and new dishes, plus a stocked bar. (The backroom is about 1/2 that size.) The V Spot has been a favorite of our group for many years, and we are so thrilled with this beautiful and large space in the East Village.
Please plan to have dinner at the V Spot since they are kindly providing the space without additional charge. It is a 'pay on your own' event, directly to the restaurant and they accept major credit cards. Please keep your RSVP current since we are reserving space and wish to accommodate people on an expected waitlist. The event will finish around 9 pm but we expect people to stay and socialize much later.
Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. Dr. Tuttle presents about 150 events yearly at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America and internationally. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. in education from UC Berkeley, he has worked extensively in intuition development, spiritual healing, meditation, music, creativity, vegan living, and cultural evolution. He will be joined by his wife, Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland.
For more info, see: www.willtuttle.com (http://www.willtuttle.com/)
For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events: this is an incredibly friendly & welcoming group. We are confident you will enjoy this event!
Train Directions: F Train to 2nd Avenue, 6 Train to Astor Place, or N or R Trains to 8th Street.
(V Spot Organic, 12 St Marks Pl, between 2nd and 3rd Ave's)
How to find our group: Walk to the back dining room; it is reserved for our group.
So let's get together for an enlightening talk, delicious dinner, and wonderful company. And bring along a 'not-yet-vegan' friend - RSVP early!
Saurabh, on behalf of the meetup organizer team