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Past Event

Sacred Mountains of the World

From the Andes to the Himalayas, mountains have an extraordinary power to evoke a sense of the sacred. In the overwhelming wonder and awe that these dramatic features of the landscape awaken, people experience something of deeper significance that imbues their lives with meaning and vitality.

Drawing on his extensive research and personal experience as a scholar and climber, Edwin Bernbaum takes us on a fascinating journey exploring the role of mountains in the mythologies, religions, history, literature and art of cultures around the world. He delves deeply into the spiritual dimensions of mountaineering and the implications of sacred mountains for environmental and cultural preservation; he also shows how the contemplation of sacred mountains can transform everyday life, even in cities far from the peaks themselves.

Join us for an online talk with Edwin Bernbaum.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

A Humanities Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

Photo by and copyright Edwin Bernbaum.

June 28, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

Image - Edwin Bernbaum

Edwin Bernbaum

Mountaineer; Scholar of Comparative Religion and Mythology; Author, Sacred Mountains of the World

Image - George Hammond

In Conversation with George Hammond

Author, Conversations With Socrates