Coming Attractions

Dec2

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Every Friday morning we gather for 30 minutes of thoughtful inquiry into the currents sweeping through our lives both individually and collectively, on the hunt for ways our small stories intersect with the great ideas from the world's wisdom traditions. Even if you can't make this day/time, every registrant receives a video of the webinar. $5

Dec9

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Every Friday morning we gather for 30 minutes of thoughtful inquiry into the currents sweeping through our lives both individually and collectively, on the hunt for ways our small stories intersect with the great ideas from the world's wisdom traditions. Even if you can't make this day/time, every registrant receives a video of the webinar. $5

Dec13

The Myth and Magic of Christmas

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San Diego Oasis, In Person Only

Join us for this in-person only tour through the story of Christmas. Christians all around the world celebrate the birth of Christ in myriad ways. Here in the United States Christmas has snowballed into something so massive, so powerful, that its gravitational pull draws together elements from disparate cultures and traditions all over the world. Christians celebrate the birth of a 1st century Israeli Jew with Roman rituals, Germanic symbols, Norse mythology, Dutch folk tales, British customs, American pop culture and, by now, just about everything but the kitchen sink. Join us as we explore the many tendrils and roots of this beautiful holiday and tease out the underlying mythological significance and spiritual meaning of these familiar images, icons, and songs. Did early Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus? What sort of gift-giving god is Santa Claus? Why cut down a tree, drag it in the house, and cover it with lights? Caroling door to door? Reindeer? Mistletoe? Excessive drinking? Ugly sweaters? Turns out all of these customs have ancient roots. Is Christmas even a “Christian” holiday anymore? And does it have anything to offer to the vast majority of humanity who are not Christian? $16

Dec16

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Every Friday morning we gather for 30 minutes of thoughtful inquiry into the currents sweeping through our lives both individually and collectively, on the hunt for ways our small stories intersect with the great ideas from the world's wisdom traditions. Even if you can't make this day/time, every registrant receives a video of the webinar. $5

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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.