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An Evening with the Stars! Meet Vegan Poet Neal Grace!

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Meet acclaimed vegan poet and Marin native, Neal Grace, on Wed. Jan. 9 at 6 pm. Neal is the author of 15 books. His latest work is entitled, "Sacred Life: Mystical Verses"

His talk is entitled, "Our Relationship With Animals" Here is how he describes it:

"We humans have had throughout our history a most unusual relationship with the animals of the Earth, including birds, reptiles, sea creatures and insects. We have devoured them; tortured them; loved them; worshiped them; feared them and have changed the conditions of the world as a result of our actions toward them. Most of us perceive the creatures of the Earth from a narrow perspective where we impose our values and interpretations on them. We do not understand them and we do not see them as the miracles of Nature they are. We elevate ourselves above animals and conduct our activities in irreverent ways toward them. In this brief talk, I will present ideas that will shed light of the subject of our relationship with animals. I will introduce new concepts about the animal world, showing how they are—in many ways—more evolved and more mystical than we humans are! Animals are great teachers! It’s time . . . to learn from them."

Neal will have his books available for purchase and signing.

NEAL'S BIO . . .

Neal Grace has always followed different paths to discover unexplored frontiers—from living in the woods for months, to traveling with a backpack around the world, to forging a career in the business world that gave him a taste of material comforts. A keen observer of the nuances of life, Neal began chronicling his experiences through the written word. He has performed at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and other venues, sharing his passionate messages to inspire others to live freely and creatively.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts and attending graduate school, Neal began a long journey of exploring life. He lived in many places and held a variety of unique jobs to keep him afloat. His path of exploration was of his own making as he followed the wanderlust and joy in his heart. He loved to learn about everything as he delved deeply into the mystery of life from the human perspective. He has led workshops on personal growth and has conducted inspiring talks to various groups about the wonders of being alive. As a prolific poet and writer, Neal has published a dozen books.

Neal’s love of Nature and animals has been the impetus for his journey in life to help remind others about the sanctity of the gift of existence! He believes the only way humanity can advance in its incredible evolution is for people to embrace the world with reverence and compassion. The Earth is a remarkable, miraculous place that we must cherish and protect by advancing ourselves to the highest level of consciousness as possible. Neal lives in San Rafael, California with his wife Jacky. They are pictured above.


Enjoy a full-course vegan dinner before Neal's talk. A sumptuous feast, all vegan, all health-supporting, planned by a certified Nutritionist, this dinner will not only satisfy your palate but will leave you with that wonderful sense of well-being! It is ALL YOU CAN EAT! Bring a container, take some home with you!

Location is the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco. Take the elevator to the mezzanine, then follow the sign down the hall to the right.

Is there a cost? Well, we have to rent the space. And we provide a full dinner! But the cost really is minimal. Only a fifteen dollar requested donation covers the dinner and the entire evening! How can this be? Because we are here to serve, not to make a buck. The nutritionist, and the poet, are donating their time to benefit YOU.

RSVP to reserve your place! Do so here, or email to: [masked] OR call (888)[masked].

See you there!