Coming Attractions

Feb8

Why Religion?

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Oasis San Diego, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr #269, La Mesa, California

Join us for this live, in-person event at Oasis. What is religion? What is it for? Why have people across all borders—temporal and geographical—built these systems of signs, symbols, rituals, and traditions? Has it runs its course? As church membership and belief in God continues to decline, are we entering a post-religious age? Has science replaced religion? Why do a growing number of people report that they are “spiritual, but not religious?” What does that mean? Join us for an inquiry into these and other questions as we search for ways to adapt the ancient forms of religion to the ever-changing realities of the dawning new age. In-person only. $18

Feb10

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us for this 30 minute webinar every Friday morning as we thoughtfully consider the world we live in, our place in it, and the myriad ways our hearts, minds, and souls intersect with the insights of the world's wisdom traditions. Even if you can't make this day/time, every registrant receives a video of the webinar. $6

Feb17

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us for this 30 minute webinar every Friday morning as we thoughtfully consider the world we live in, our place in it, and the myriad ways our hearts, minds, and souls intersect with the insights of the world's wisdom traditions. Even if you can't make this day/time, every registrant receives a video of the webinar. $6

Feb22

Our Wild Calling - Richard Louv and Peter Bolland

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Oasis San Diego, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr #269, La Mesa, California

Join best-selling author Richard Louv and philosophy and religion professor Peter Bolland for a conversation about our relationship with the natural world. What does time spent in the outdoors do for us? Why do we feel that way when we are in the forest, or the desert, or anywhere away from the din and grip of industrial society? What does our longing for natural spaces tell us about our own essential natures? What insights might the world’s wisdom traditions offer to deepen our inquiry into these important questions? In-person only. $18

Feb24

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us for this 30 minute webinar every Friday morning as we thoughtfully consider the world we live in, our place in it, and the myriad ways our hearts, minds, and souls intersect with the insights of the world's wisdom traditions. Even if you can't make this day/time, every registrant receives a video of the webinar. $6

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Write, speak, sing, teach



 

"When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind." ~ Kahlil Gibran

I speak, write, teach, and sing about a wide range of spiritual and philosophical things.

I write a column for Unity Magazine. I publish a blog called Thinking Through where all my published writing is gathered. I lead guided meditations online on the Insight Timer Meditation app. I have a YouTube channel called Peter Bolland TV where I post videos of some of my talks and songs and more. And I lecture all over town in a wide variety of venues. All of my work is about one thing: shaping the insights of the world's wisdom traditions into tools we can use to enrich our lives. And all that happens when I'm not at Southwestern College in Chula Vista being a philosophy and humanities professor and department chair. 

I also sing, play guitar, write songs, make albums, and perform regularly throughout the San Diego area.


I've been playing music and writing songs my whole life. My first solo album was called Frame, released in 2002. It earned a Best Americana Album nomination at the San Diego Music Awards. Then I had a band called The Coyote Problem from 2002-2010. We won the Best Americana Album prize for both of our albums, Wire in 2005 and California in 2007 at the San Diego Music Awards. Quit while you're ahead, right? I fired myself from my own band so I could focus on all of my other projects, including my solo work. The result? My album Two Pines, available now.Two Pines Album Cover


I am also a session musician playing a wide variety of instruments on other people's albums, things like acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica.


But these daydobros I spend most of my off-campus time speaking and leading workshops at a wide variety of venues, (The Chopra Center, The San Diego Vedanta Monastery, San Diego Oasis, The Osher Life Long Learning Institute, Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, and many more) about all of the things I've learned through the years about the world's wisdom traditions. If you'd like to come experience one of my many multimedia lecture presentations or long-form classes about the life-changing transformational wisdom of world mythology, comparative religion, and practical philosophy, visit the Calendar page for a complete schedule of upcoming events.


     The Bolland Sevenfold Path

1. Join the Mailing List.

2. Check the Calendar page for coming attractions.

3. Listen and shop on the Music page.

4. Meditate with me right now for free on the Insight Timer Meditation app.

5. Follow the link to my Blog "Thinking Through."

6. Click the YouTube icon and subscribe to Peter Bolland TV.

7. And come back anytime you like. We'll be here.