Cultural Differences and Human Intimacy
Exploring the power of literature to illuminate essential aspects of human life.
Imants KinsJeff Carreira
with Imants Kins and Jeff Carreira
Recording Available
Sunday, March 19th, 2022

Recording Available

Online via Zoom Video Conferencing


Join us for the book launch event for Distance and Desire, the new novel by Imants Kins

During our hour together we will explore how stories can be used to break down the cultural barriers that so often separate us. When the characters in a novel are rendered with depth and care, their responses to the world and each other reveal essential qualities of our deeper nature.

In Distance and Desire two people, one from New York, the other from China, encounter each other’s cultures through their growing intimacy. During this book launch event, you will meet author Imants Kins, learn about his new novel, and discuss how literature can bridge divides and illuminate spiritual truths.

I hope you will join us.


Jeff Carreira
Co-Founder & Director of Education, Emergence Education
Imants Kins
Imants Gustavs Kins is an economist and futurist with extensive business experience in China, Japan and New York City. He holds dual Australian and Latvian citizenship. Having previously written poems, and short reflections on his times kayaking on the Swan River, it has always been his ambition to write a novel that shines a perceptive light on the nature of relationships between cultures. He is particularly interested in the relationship between America and China.
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Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is an author, mystical philosopher, artist and meditation teacher. Thirty years ago he dedicated himself entirely to the focused pursuit of spiritual awakening. He began teaching meditation and awakening fifteen years ago, and today supports people from around the world to share the fruits and blessings of their own spiritual path. His novels use the powerful medium of story to illuminate the mysterious ways in which we can awaken to the invisible realms and hidden truths that always lie just beyond the familiar world around us.
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