A local author whose recently-published book will benefit Johnsons Landing residents affected by the July 2012 landslide will speak at the Shanti Yoga Studio on Wednesday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Philip Sarsons will lead two classes as part of Shanti’s yoga teacher training. The first lecture is open to the public and is a chance to learn about the I-Ching, a Chinese classical text, which is the central subject of Sarsons’ The Book of Gardens: A Lover’s Manual for Planet Earth.
For members of the public, admission is $25, of which $10 will go directly to Johnsons Landing residents drastically affected by the slide and toward community projects. Sarsons will also sell copies of his book, which he wrote it during a seven-month stay in the community a few years ago. He has pledged 20 per cent of the proceeds from its sale to help affected residents.
The book is available at Otter Books, Booksmyth, Shanti Yoga and through Sarsons’ website at thebookofgardens.com, which now has a direct fundraising tab where 75 per cent of donations go to Johnsons Landing and the rest to marketing and awareness.
There is also a Facebook page for the lecture.