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Inspiring the Great Transition - Vegan World 2026 tour

The Great Transition is the metamorphosis of the global industrial civilization from its current domination/control relating "Caterpillar" phase to the partnership/respect relating "Butterfly" phase. At each stop, I will give a brief talk discussing compelling factual reasons why Veganism is foundational for the Butterfly phase and why the Great Transition is bound to occur within the next 9 years, by 2026. This 20-min talk will be followed by a free-form discussion so that each of us can participate in and contribute effectively towards the Great Transition.

Here's the tentative tour itinerary:

San Jose, Costa Rica - Jun 14-18
Portland, OR - Jun 19-23
Phoenix, AZ - Jun 24
Tucson, AZ - Jun 25
Albuquerque, NM - Jun 26
Dallas, TX - Jun 28
Atlanta, GA - Jun 30
Gainesville, FL - Jul 1
Miami, FL - Jul 2
Charleston, SC - Jul 4
NY-NJ area - Jul 5-7
Boston, MA - Jul 8-9
Toronto, ON - Jul 10
Dayton, OH - Jul 11
Cincinnati, OH - Jul 12
Chicago, IL - Jul 13-14
Lawrence, KS - Jul 16
Denver, CO - Jul 18-19
San Francisco, CA - Jul 21-23
Los Angeles, CA - Aug 12
San Diego, CA - Aug 13

These are the cities in which there are active Vegan Spirituality Groups of the Interfaith Vegan Coalition and these kind people have agreed to host me. However, please let me know if you would like me to stop anywhere else.


Sailesh Rao is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. A systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, conferred in 1986, Sailesh worked on the Internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. In 2006, he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full-time, in the spiritual and environmental crises affecting humanity. He is the author of the 2011 book, Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies and the 2016 book, Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis. He is the Co-Executive Producer of the trilogy of documentaries, The Human Experiment (2013), Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) and What The Health (2017), which explore the systemic causes of human and environmental ill health and of the forthcoming documentary, The Compassion Project.

Earlier Event: June 5
Sedona Illuminate Film Festival
Later Event: April 22
Berkeley Earth Day