May 18, 2017 at New Skete Monks & Nuns – Spirituality of Our Work: Dogs, Cheesecake, Icons in Cambridge.
Price includes all seminar materials, snacks and lunches. Does not include accommodations.
Price per person is $495.
Price includes all seminar materials, snacks and lunches. Does not include accommodations.
Price per person is $495.
SWEENEY TODD conductor, Braden Toan with Alison Moritz as stage director.
The Long Island Philosophical Society has been a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas since 1964. LIPS is an internationally recognized organization that is a valuable philosophical resource for the Greater New York area. Its conferences have drawn scholars from over 30 states and from the international community, including Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Israel, and the Ukraine.
Papers can be on any topic of philosophical interest. Presentations are limited to 25-30 minutes, to be followed by a 10-15 minute discussion period. Both professional philosophers (full-time, part-time, unaffiliated) and graduate students are welcome to submit. Paper submissions are also welcome from those in different disciplines who have an interest in philosophical issues.
The submission deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Please submit papers, including contact information and affiliation (if any) to either Dr. Glenn Statile at StatileG@stjohns.edu; or to Dr. Leslie Aarons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this workshop, we will use our breath, body, and mind to explore the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eight-limbed path towards enlightenment, the yamas and niyamas. Known as suggestions for ways of living, as we relate to others and take care of ourselves, this workshop will break down these guidelines in a understandable, relatable manor.
Open to students of all levels, Jenny will lead us through a challenging yoga class that will invigorate your body and awaken your mind to begin to think more openly about how we treat others, and more importantly, ourselves. Class includes asana practice, meditation, group discussion.
About Jenny Mirmelstein
A student of yoga for 14 years, Jenny began teaching in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Currently teaching at LifePower Yoga in Montvale, NJ, where she also facilitates teacher trainings, Jenny’s classes are just the right mix of challenge and heart and she’s known for her creative sequences, inspiring playlists, and love of all things philosophy. Come explore your own practice as she guides you through a journey that carries you out of your head and into your soul.
At the Door $40
Americas Society, Alumnos 47, and Artbook invite you to join Hans Ulrich Obrist, who will present his recent publication Conversations in Mexico. Obrist will speak with artist Pedro Reyes—who was present during many of the conversations—about the stories behind the interviews in the book that draws from over a decade’s worth of research, which describes the buildings, photography, music, travel, politics, literature, philosophy, and art that helped shape the cultural scene. It features Obrist’s interviews with such groundbreaking figures and pioneers as Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Teodoro González de León, Graciela Iturbide, Esquivel, Santiago Genovés, Carlos Fuentes, Margo Glantz, Elena Poniatowska, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Leonora Carrington, Felipe Ehrenberg, Pedro Friedeberg, Juan Soriano, and Eduardo Terrazas.
Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm
Seating is very limited, RSVP to email@example.com advised
Suggested Donation $5
Q & A to follow the discussion
We are delighted to invite you to a Conversation Series at BAXTER ST at CCNY between Rachel Stern and Matthew Morrocco to be held on Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm.
A Terrible Compromise will feature the work of Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern-two artists working within the egocentric framework of art history. Matthew Morrocco uses his own, as well as the aging male, body to transcend space and time, extend beyond the limitations of individual experience, and draw connections across generations and cultures. Rachel Stern constructs worlds around her subjects that mix high and low culture, and facilitates the redefinition of beauty and sex-based perceptions. Employing her personal contemporary vision of the past, she builds a potential future full of sumptuous visuals and free, positive, self-expression. The two artists work together and separately to present an expansive framework of inclusion and an uncompromising celebration of self.
Matthew Morrocco is an artist working in themes of sexuality, aging, and history. He received a BA in Philosophy and Art Theory from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA from Columbia University. His work has been shown in Solo and Group exhibitions at Temp Art Space, and The Leslie Lohman Museum, NY, as well as Tape Modern, and Tete, Berlin. His work has been featured in Vice, Featureshoot, and Hyperallergic, among other analog platforms in Switzerland, Germany, and China. More information about his work can be found here.
Rachel Stern (b. 1989, NYC) is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. She received her BFA in Photography and the History of Art and Visual Culture in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended the Skowhegan in 2014, and is part of Columbia University’s MFA class of 2016. Stern has exhibited works at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Invisible-Exports, Pioneer Works, NorthernSouthern, and Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Women in Photography at Hasted Kraeutler. Works have been featured in BOMB, MATTE, Blink, Still, Vice, and Art F City. Her work can be found at www.MsRachelStern.com.
The BAXTER ST at CCNY Conversations Series is made possible in part by generous support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Join us at the table for part 2 of an intimate yet challenging 3-part multidisciplinary exchange of ideas that gives everyone the opportunity to be heard and aims to change how we as a society think about, learn about, and talk about art, science and technology.
with Special Guests:
Katayoun Chamany – Associate Professor of Biology, Director Interdisciplinary Science, The New School
Tracy Essoglou – Founder, CultureScaping – social literacy salons & culture seminars; recognized artist, author, indie scholar, practicing philosopher, & activist
Deepu Gowda – Physician, Associate Professor of Medicine & the Director of Clinical Practice in the program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Matthew Stanley – Associate Professor History & Philosophy of Science NYU Gallatin
Zishan Ugurlu – Associate Professor of Theater, Program Director, The New School
How it Works:
Science (as) Culture will use a format inspired by Lois Weaver’s conversation as performance project ‘T he Long Table ’, which is informal, participatory & nonhierarchical. Special guests are invited to ‘seed’ the conversation but the “audience” is invited to take a seat at the table and join in. At all points in this discussion, it will be important not to take “progress” as self evident, and to ask why a particular idea or research practice makes sense. The rules of engagement will be such that free thought and open exchange are highly encouraged at all times – everyone’s voice is heard.
The intended outcome of the Science (as) Culture Discussion Series will be to create a “Call to action” summary document toward taking positive steps in our community to better achieve the integration of science & society. We will use the call to action summary as a platform for the following: a discussion/white paper, blog and/or other article(s) in order to more broadly distribute the ideas exchanged in our discussions as well as to draft letters to the editors of relevant newspapers and other media sources; to distribute ideas & needs to other nonprofits with relevant missions as a means to coalesce a wider community around positive action toward the integration of science and society in our community; and to seed content and context for additional public town hall style discussions and events that will work toward new and creative contexts for the integration of science and society.
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, East Hall 1, across from the Engine Room, in the Center for Career & Professional Development
Doors: 30 min prior
Discussion: 90 min
Mingling afterwards: The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Ave.
About the film: a series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.
About Noam Chomsky: Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, at MIT. University of Rochester‘s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Humanist.
Sponsored by UR Cinema Group and the Department of Philosophy.
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for several minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissues in the body. In Restorative Yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching.
This class, a blend of yin and restorative yoga, will utilize the most supportive and versatile prop there is…our yoga swing.
All postures throughout this class will be from a supine, or seated position on the floor with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining to create a very relaxing & meditative practice. Emphasis will be placed on melting your body into each pose and stretching your mind body connection further then ever!
Curious about these practices? Here’s a bit more…
Yin and Yang….In Chinese philosophy, the yin yang symbolizes the duality and interdependency of the natural world. Things that are yang are moving, changing, and vigorous. In contrast, things that are yin are still, static, and calm.
The majority of western yoga practices have evolved into being very yang- lots of movement, with an emphasis on stretching and strengthening the muscles. Muscles are yang, while connective tissues like fascia, tendons and ligaments are yin. A yin practice will stretch the muscles of the body at first, but when poses are held for upwards of five minutes the pose begins to stretch and move the deeper connections of the body.
Restorative yoga is a practice that can be done by anyone and helps improve flexibility without risk of injury if done mindfully. It helps to still the body and mind allowing you to restore balance to the systems of the body.
Our culture tells us to keep working hard and you will see the results. Restorative yoga holds a beautiful truth; letting go, slowing down and caring for your body, heart and soul will lead you towards the most amazing result, you.
Join us for the this blend of relaxing styles that we call, Swing-storative
Author Ellen Wayland–Smith is one of the many direct descendants of John Humphrey Noyes, who in the early 19th century received visions from God anointing him as a new spiritual prophet. His philosophy was called “Perfectionism”, a form of Christianity based on self- perfection and communalism. His gospel was one of sexual liberation, communal living, and the perfectibility of human nature here on earth. Along with several followers, Noyes started a community in upstate New York to put his ideas into practice. Scandal, resulting from the free love movement, surrounded the Oneidas.
The members live a self-sufficient an industrious life style. They canned fruits and vegetables, made traps and chains, straw hats, mop sticks and more. They also made silver knives, forks and spoons which evolved into a joint-stock company, Oneida Limited. It would take the next generation of community members to turn Oneida Limited into the nation’s leading manufacturer of silverware. The Oneida company has roots in the Western New York area operating a large plant in Niagara Falls in the late 1800’s. The company purchased Buffalo China in the 1980’s and still holds the trade name to it.
“We look forward to learning more about the early history of Oneidas and see some parallels with the early success of the Larkin Soap Company in terms of brilliance of marketing and an overlapping customer base of homemakers,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun, Leslie Zemsky “There is also a shared history; the Larkin Company started Buffalo Pottery, which became Buffalo China and was ultimately purchased by Oneida.”
Books will be available for purchase from Talking Leaves, along with beer, wine and light fare from The Filling Station. For more about Larkin Square including upcoming author talks, please visit www.larkinsquare.com.