When Our Elders Die: A Confucian Perspective on Grief & A Language Lost

When we lose our elders, our worlds are silenced. Tis’ the ineffable weight of loss and sadness and a language lost. This thoughtful & beautifully written article by Amy Olberding, Professor of Philosophy at University of Oklahoma, explores grief & loss through the eyes of Confucian philosophy.

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Dancing with Death: The Vital Relationship Between Mortality & Love

Losing loved ones can be one of the hardest challenges a person must face. How do we navigate our loss, pain & grief? And what does death have to do with love? In this article, Sharon Krishek — lecturer in philosophy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem — talks about the vital relationship between mortality and love as seen through the eyes of existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.

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Can Philosophy Help Us Get Beyond Anger?

Anger is an emotion that has (sadly) seemed to imbue our politics and culture.  Thankfully, claims Martha Nussbaum —  Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago — philosophy can help guide us out of this “dark vortex.” In this timely article, Nussbaum considers…

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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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Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR GRIEF WORKSHOP AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF OUR WORKSHOP, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS A MINIMUM OF 7 PEOPLE IS NEEDED…

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***POSTPONED – Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop (March 2017)***

***WE DEEPLY APOLOGIZE BUT DUE TO SOME SERIOUS UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WORKSHOP HAD TO BE POSTPONED.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS FINALIZED.*** Grief can manifest for a number of reasons — the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in…

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**POSTPONED – “Finding Your Balance” Workshop for High School Girls**

***WE DEEPLY APOLOGIZE BUT DUE TO SOME SERIOUS UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WORKSHOP HAD TO BE POSTPONED.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS FINALIZED.*** A unique 1/2 day workshop for high school girls (15-19 years in age) incorporating elements of philosophy, psychology, mindfulness meditation, yoga, activities,…

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**POSTPONED – “Finding Your Balance” Workshop for High School Boys**

***WE DEEPLY APOLOGIZE BUT DUE TO SOME SERIOUS UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WORKSHOP HAD TO BE POSTPONED.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS FINALIZED.*** A unique 1/2 day workshop for high school boys (15-19 years in age) incorporating elements of philosophy, psychology, mindfulness meditation, yoga, activities,…

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