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Peter Coyote: An Irregular Education

November 12, 2017

9:30 am

The distinguished actor, Emmy-winning narrator, author, activist and fully transmitted Zen Buddhist priest joins our dean, Malcolm Clemens Young and dean emeritus Alan Jones for a conversation about mentors, the spiritual quest, the power of art and maybe some tales from the Summer of Love.



About the guest

Peter Coyote has played roles in over 145 films, is an Emmy-Award winning narrator of over 120 documentary films and has written two books: a memoir of the 1960’s counter-culture called Sleeping Where I Fall and The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education about mentors and the search for wisdom, which was nominated for one of the top five books in Northern California in 2015. He co-founded The Diggers, an anarchist group famous for free food, free stores, free medical clinics and free crash pads. Coyote has served as policy advisor to Governor Edmund Brown Jr. As a member (and later Chairman) of the California Arts Council, he was credited with many of the policies and political strategies which raised the budget from $1 million to $18 million annually. Coyote currently lives on a small farm with two dogs and 40 fruit trees.


Peter Coyote 

On counterculture’s failure

About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with The Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

About the hosts

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.

Alan W. Jones was the Dean of Grace Cathedral from 1985 until January 2009. He is a prolific writer of books, articles and editorial opinions as well as a prominent lecturer in Episcopalian and academic circles both nationally and internationally. He is married to Virginia (Cricket) Jones and has three children and five grandchildren.



Gresham Hall


Free and open to all


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