Commonweal is a nonprofit center in Bolinas, California, located at the southern entrance of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Founded in 1976, the organization works for the “commonweal,” the well-being of the community of life on earth through programs in health, education, and the environment.
Commonweal started with a vision. In 1975, Michael Lerner was walking at the edge of the small coastal town of Bolinas just north of San Francisco. He looked out across grasslands and woods at an old RCA radio transmitter facility on a bluff overlooking the ocean and imagined that the site could be a center for healing people and the earth.