This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for May, 2019

As the world accelerates to a post-human pace, how can we preserve our humanity, our sanity, our contact with everything essential? Through stories, statistics and specific daily practices, “arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer” (as Outside magazine called Pico Iyer) suggests ways of reclaiming life’s hidden luxuries: spaciousness, intimacy and attention. We all need to make a living; but how can we make a real and meaningful life?

Pico Iyer is the best-selling author of a dozen books, including The Open Road (covering his first 34 years of talks with the XIVth Dalai Lama), Imagining Canada (the initial Hart House Lecture in Toronto) and The Art of Stillness (the second book to be published by TED). His three talks for TED have received more than 7 million views, and he’s recently been featured in program-length interviews with Oprah, Krista Tippett and Larry King. Often the writer of liner-notes for Leonard Cohen, he appeared eight times in the Best American Spiritual Writing annual anthology and is the author of such perennial favourites as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk and The Global Soul.


DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 5, 1:00 – 4:30 pm (doors open at 12:30pm)

LOCATION: Canadian Memorial United Church – Centre for Peace, 1825 West 16th Ave. Vancouver

*Note: Pre-Registration is required for this program.

*Questions about this event can be directed to KK Hodder, Program & Marketing Coordinator: or 604-661-4119

*Hollyhock Vancouver Program Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 180 days of ticket purchase, and at least 1 week before the start of the program forfeit $50 or 50% of ticket price (whichever is less), with the remaining balance refunded. Cancellations more than 180 days after ticket purchase, or less than 1 week before the start of the program forfeit 100% of ticket price.