Madeleine and I are in San Francisco where I’m speaking for the Ninth Annual San Francisco VegFest, a terrific gathering of about 5,000 people exploring and celebrating the benefits of a plant-based diet. We have two pieces of exciting news that we’d like to share with you.
One is that my book, The World Peace Diet, is now available asan Audio Book on CD. It is unabridged and is about 13 1/2 hours long. It is read by me with short musical interludes of original piano, and is available now from our website, www.worldpeacediet.org. If you know anyone who could benefit from the message of The World Peace Diet and who might not have the time or inclination to read a 300-page book, and would rather just listen as they drive, jog, walk, or relax, we now have the book available on an MP3 CD, perfect for iPods and MP3 CD players.
And secondly, we have just created a new web site, World Peace Diet.net , that is especially designed for discussion about vegetarianism, veganism, and the ideas in The World Peace Diet. There are special groups for sharing recipes, for facilitators and others interested in facilitating courses on The World Peace Diet, and other discussion groups. Anyone can start your own discussion forum as well. The time has come, as we know, to work together more creatively for the awakening of our culture and the healing of our Earth and our relationships with animals and each other. Thanks for checking it out and signing on! Together, we can teach and learn from each other and spread the word to others. There are some amazing resources on the site already, such as the new information about the pioneering vegetarianism (and veganism) of Unity’s founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.
My lecture at the Green Technology Institute’s S.O.S. Climate Change International Conference held at the Silver Screen Theater in Hollywood is now available online. The event featured environmentalists and scientists as well as vegan activists and spiritual teachers to help raise consciousness about the connections between sustainability, compassion, and spiritual health.
After speaking here in San Francisco, we will be diving into our intensive "Ioway Territory 2008" tour through Iowa, traveling the length and breadth of Iowa for the rest of October, spreading the message of The World Peace Diet. After that, we’ll be heading to Topeka and Kansas City, and from there to Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Arlington/Dallas, Tyler, Austin, and Houston through November and December, and then to Florida for the winter. If you would like to have me present a week-end World Peace Diet retreat in your area, or come and present a lecture or workshop in your community, please let me know. Madeleine and I are here to serve, and, after 13 years full-time on the road, we’re still enjoying life in our rolling home. There are more events and further details on our Tour Schedule.
I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to help make the events successful over the last two months — in Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Ohio.
I have posted a 6-minute musical slideshow I made called "Our Fellow Mortals" on YouTube — please sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Finally, we have been sending out our free daily "Veg Inspiration For The Day" since May 1st, and getting a lot of positive feedback from people about it. So if you’d like to
begin receiving that every morning, you can sign up on The World Peace Diet website:
That’s it for now. Thanks for all your efforts!
Big changes are in the wind,
Peace and love for all,
Will & Madeleine