• Meditation
  • silence

Book Launch: Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise

with Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz in conversation with Karen Rinaldi, publisher at Harper Collins


1 Session | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 PM ET


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Silence isn’t just the absence of noise. It’s a presence that brings us energy, clarity, and deeper connection. Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz take us on an unlikely journey—from the West Wing of the White House to San Quentin’s death row; from Ivy League brain research laboratories to underground psychedelic circles; from the temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park to the main stage at a heavy metal festival—to explore the meaning of silence and the art of finding it in any situation.

Golden reveals how to go beyond the ordinary rules and tools of mindfulness. It’s a field guide for navigating the noise of the modern world—not just the noise in our ears but also on our screens and in our heads. Drawing on lessons from neuroscience, business, spirituality, politics, and the arts, Marz and Zorn explore why auditory, informational, and internal silence is essential for physical health, mental clarity, ecological sustainability to meeting global challenges.

With vital lessons for individuals, families, workplaces, and whole societies, Golden is an engaging and unexpected rethinking of the meaning of quiet. Marz and Zorn make the bold and convincing argument that we can repair our world by reclaiming the presence of silence in our lives.

The price will include a copy of the hardcover book
Golden mailed to you within the United States. Books are not available for international participants. We can donate your copy to another organization.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

“Golden explores why equanimity matters not just for our own resilience and joy but also for the social and ecological sustainability of this world that we love.” —Pema Chodrön

“Golden makes a radical claim: Unplugging and savoring silence is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our world.”
—Arianna Huffington


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Book Launch: Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise

  • 1 Session(s)
  • Jun 22 2022 7:00 PM ET


$34 - Book Included


$34 - Book Included

Leigh Marz is a collaboration consultant and leadership coach for major universities, corporations, and federal agencies as well as a longtime student of pioneering researchers and practitioners of the ritualized use of psychedelic medicines in the West.

Justin Talbot Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the U.S. Congress. A Harvard- and Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of well-being, Justin has written for the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications.

Karen Rinaldi is the Publisher of Harper Wave, an imprint she founded in 2012, and Senior Vice President at HarperCollins Publishers. She has worked in the publishing industry for three decades as a publisher, editor, and content creator. As a writer, Karen has written the novel, The End of Men—which became the basis for the feature film Maggie’s Plan—and the nonfiction book (It’s Great to) Suck at Something. She lives in New York City.


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