Philosophy Workshop: Suffering & The Self – A Survey of Buddhist Thought (February 2020)

In this 2½-hour workshop David Nowakowski led us through a tour of the Buddhist philosophies of India and Tibet. After a brief historical overview, we began with some of the key philosophical claims—and the arguments for those claims—made by the historical Buddha. Then we went on to see how later Buddhist thinkers in India expanded and elaborated on these basic insights and concluded by looking head-on at some interpretive questions, for the place of Buddhist thought in the modern world. Access resources and photos here!

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Philosophy Workshop: Suffering & The Self — A Survey of Buddhist Philosophy

In this 2½-hour workshop led by David Nowakowski, we’ll explore the rich tradition of Buddhism. No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. All ages welcome. $15-30 Suggested donation — Pay what you can (If you are able to pay the full amount, this will help to cover someone in need would would like to attend; if you are in need of a scholarship, please inquire). Light snacks & hot tea provided. Space is limited. 

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Philosophy Workshop: From Karma to Dharma — Finding Your Way through Indian Philosophy

This 2½-hour workshop will introduce key concepts and arguments from the Buddhist and Hindu philosophical traditions of India.  Our goals will be to dispel some common misconceptions about Indian philosophy and religion, to distinguish different Indian philosophical schools from one another, and to develop a deeper understanding of these rich and varied traditions. No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. FREE. All ages welcome. $20 Suggested donation. Light snacks & hot tea provided. Space is limited. 

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Reality & Understanding: Insights from a Buddhist Scholar & Theoretical Physicist

What do we know about the nature of reality & how confident should we be in our understanding of it? This complicated subject is the focus of a video conversation (courtesy of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement) between the physicist, Sean Carroll, and the Buddhist scholar, B. Alan Wallace.

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1/2 Day Teen Retreat on Merlin Nature Preserve – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR 1/2 DAY TEEN RETREAT AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE 1/2 DAY PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES THEREIN, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR RETREAT-GOERS, WE…

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4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course (Week 4)

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives: its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots, the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices 7pm–8:30pm (with…

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4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course (Week 3)

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives: its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots, the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices 7pm–8:30pm (with…

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4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course (Week 2)

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives: its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots, the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices 7pm–8:30pm (with…

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