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UPCOMING EVENTS

THEME FOR 2015
EXPLORING THE RICH AND RELEVANT VALUES
OF WORLD CULTURE

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Krishna and Arjuna in chariot
FORUM: THE BHAGAVAD GITA AS LITERATURE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
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FILM AND DISCUSSION: Saturday, September 26, 2015:
MAO'S LAST DANCER
FORUM: Saturday, October 10. 2015
ESSAY OF LIGHT: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANSEL ADAMS
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IWC STUDY GROUP: Chinese Philosophy and Literature
Tuesday evenings beginning October 6
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MOST RECENT VIDEO OF PAST PRESENT PRESENTATIONS
Professor Catherine Albanese
Macrobiotics for People and Planet: Ethical Eating, Energy and Culture

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WIDENING THE CIRCLE

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

—Albert Einstein