Khaled Hosseini & Ellen Grace O'Brian - An Evening in Conversation

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $20 (includes signed copy of The Moon Reminded Me)

In the luminous poems contained in The Moon Reminded Me, Ellen Grace O'Brian manages to braid contemporary moments of everyday life with ancient spiritual teachings--the sight of a hummingbird's red throat, bread on the table, a couple's quarrel, a mother's advice--become doorways into the divine mystical heart. The Moon Reminded Me, subtly laced with Sanskrit, gives us an insight into a poet who bridges two worlds eloquently enough to take us along with her. Sandhya, the numinous time for stepping into the temple, suddenly becomes this moment, now.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) with headquarters in San Jose, California, serving seeking souls since 1981. CSE is a meditation center in the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga that serves people from all faith backgrounds who are seeking Self- and God-realization.

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Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written And the Mountains Echoed, a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

 

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The Moon Reminded Me Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938846991
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Published: Homebound Publications - February 7th, 2017

In her luminous poems, Ellen Grace O'Brian manages to braid contemporary moments of everyday life with ancient spiritual teachings--the sight of a hummingbird's red throat, bread on the table, a couple's quarrel, a mother's advice--become doorways into the divine mystical heart.


And the Mountains Echoed Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632389
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 3rd, 2014

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.