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The (Un)Enlightenment and What it Means to be Modern

at Think Olio

Our ideas about progress, history, and human nature often have their roots in the Enlightenment. The British political philosopher John Gray offers a unique way to understand the major events of our time and the role that Enlightenment thinkers, from Locke to the Positivists, have played in our assumptions about the world. Gray presents a nuanced...

Wednesday Jun 19th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Introduction to Bataille: Eroticism, Economy, Excess

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Pornographer, philosopher, cultural critic—this course will survey the work of French thinker George Bataille. Writing in the middle of the 20th century, amidst fascist violence, Bataille’s work forcefully examines the political questions of his day, focusing on religion, eroticism, economy, and art. What is the relationship between economy and...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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I Think Therefore I Am: Descartes and Modern Philosophy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Universally acknowledged as the father of modern philosophy, Descartes’ published his Meditations on First Philosophy in 1641 with revolutionary intent. Attempting to overthrow the entrenched Christian Scholasticism of the Medieval Schools, Descartes boasted that the special topics of God and the human soul—the principal subject matters...

Monday Jul 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Art was anything but peripheral to Kant’s philosophical project. In judging a thing to be beautiful, Kant maintained, we bridge “the great gulf” of nature and human freedom, and prepare ourselves to “love something, even nature, without interest”—that is, exercise moral judgment. Immensely influential in its time, the so-called “third...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Vedantic View of Western Philosophy

at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center - Chelsea 243 W 24th St, New York, New York 10011

Explore the nature of reality and the relationship between the individual and the world from both Eastern and Western perspectives, based on Swami Sivananda’s book Essays in Philosophy.

Saturday Aug 10th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Boost Your Mood

at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center - Chelsea 243 W 24th St, New York, New York 10011

Balance your mood and boost your morale with the help of practical tips and yogic philosophy for mood elevation and regaining purpose, perspective, and more peace in your work, relationships, and recreation.

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)
$40

2 sessions

How Women and Men Can Evolve Together

at Lighthouse Workshops New York - Chelsea 146 W 29th St Suite 8W, New York, New York 10011

Women and Men possess unique attributes than can complement each other to create something divine when combined consciously and harmoniously. When we can consciously connect and listen to each other, difficult situations can transform powerfully and quickly. In today’s world, there is often an underlying distrust and judgment between men and women....

Saturday Jul 13th, 10:45am - 1:45pm

Dance Your Way to Revolution

at Archive on Parade - Greenwich Village 125 E 11th St, New York, New York 10003

The Anarchist Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” Kick up your heels and join us for a tour of the neighborhood that shaped her freewheeling philosophy. As we wind our way between 14th Street and Houston Street, we’ll uncover the area’s rebellious past. Along the way, we’ll meet the Rebel Girl and the...

Tuesday Jun 18th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Core Mat I - Regular

at Power Pilates - Midtown East 920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula.  Every student new to Power Pilates...

Friday Jul 12th, 4pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)
$600

3 sessions

Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side 64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side 64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$80

4 sessions

Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side 64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

4 sessions

The Migration Course

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Crown Heights 417 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This course is offered for writers returning or arriving to the Fledgling nest who are ready for a more traditional workshop experience. Mixing the generative experience you know and love with the critical seminar style you might expect from standard workshops, these sessions are split in two. Each writer will be the focus of an hour of discussion...

Thursday Aug 1st, 7pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$380

5 sessions

Core Mat I - Early Bird Discount

at Power Pilates - Midtown East 920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula.  Every student new to Power Pilates...

Friday Sep 6th, 4pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)
$550

3 sessions

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The Secret & Not So Secret Drugs in Buddhism

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

A slim long haired man tokes a joint and contemplates god by the banks of a river at sunset. This scene has taken place for millennia on the ghats of the Ganges, where cannabis has been consumed—and continues to be—as a religious sacrament by certain yogis and sadhus.  Many were, in the early Vedic period, followers of the cult of Indra,...

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