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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of October 12, 2020

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Wednesday


October 2020
 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Religion and Violence": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. Violence is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. How can we resolve conflict and manage serious differences without assaulting and killing each other? What is the link between religion and violence? Does religion necessarily involve violence? Can religion help us to curb violence? Are some religions more violent than others? These are some of the questions we shall consider in this study group.
Instructor Kenneth E. Phifer is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. He served 25 years as minister of the Ann Arbor congregation. He has degrees from Harvard College and the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of numerous articles and books. He has 17 grandchildren. This study group will be held Wednesdays from October 14 through November 11.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $35. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 1-2:30 p.m. 

"The Power of Naming during Life Changing Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online.
In this memoir workshop we will write about 4 periods of change: Preparing for Attack-from the Cold War to 9/11, the Space Race, the Vietnam War, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will discuss how global events generate their own vocabulary, a language we use to define and process our new reality. From new words such as N-95 masks to new realities such as toilet paper shortages, the vocabulary of change has power. The writing prompts will help us explore our memories of these life changing events.
Instructor Diane Nash will lead the study group om Wednesdays from October 14 through November 4.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. $30. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Today's Racial Divides: How Has Education Failed Us?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption and Exec. Dir. of the Equal Justice Initiative, says, "The greatest evil of American slavery was not involuntary servitude, but rather the narrative of racial differences we created to legitimate slavery." In this era, racial divisions are showing up in starker terms, some of that due to what happens or does not happen in education around race, class, culture, geographic differences, and economic realities. Instructor Judy Wenzel's high school students at the Milan federal prison provide wisdom and valuable lessons. This study group will focus on peoples' own educational experiences regarding racial issues, on ways education could be improved, and on ways to bridge our divides. The work group will be held on Wed., Oct 14. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the session.
Online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



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Thursday


October 2020
 1-2:30 p.m.  Online 

"Living with Purpose and Meaning": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. We all want to be of value. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to feel this way at times in our society. Through guided discussion, we will work together to discover what each of us has to offer and ways to use the best of ourselves to make a difference in the world. We will cover questions such as: What are we passionate about? What are our strengths? What type of work most suits us? How can we draw on our experience to contribute to the world in a meaningful way? After 27 years working as an Electrical Engineer and raising 3 children, Instructor Cathy Britton searches for answers to these questions. The goal of this study group is through discussions and reflection, to learn from each other and grow together. The study group will be held Thursdays from October 15 through November 12. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $35. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 7-9 p.m.  Online 

"Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe - Foundations of Buddhist Philosophy": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Geshe Thabkhe's teachings, recorded in India and translated by Geshe Yeshe Lhudrup, will be posted weekly over 8 Thursdays listed below. Once registered, we invite you to visit your registrant webpage weekly for each new post, or stream posted recordings later as your schedule permits.
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe is a genuine contemplative master and a member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet. He received his monastic education at Drepung Loseling Monastery and, in 1969, was awarded the Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree of scholarship conferred within the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India.
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $150. (734) 994-3387. registration@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/geshe-yeshe-thabkhe-foundations-of-buddhist-philosophy/


17

Saturday


October 2020
 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

"The Complete Yoga & Meditation Management Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Learn classical yoga and meditation from the tantra and yoga to improve and maintain good physical and mental health. Beginners and pros are welcome. Teachers earn continuing education credit.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation (AIKIDO studio), 1904 Federal Blvd. See website or price. emastefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]


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Sunday


October 2020
 1-5 p.m. 

"The Complete Yoga & Meditation Management Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Learn classical yoga and meditation from the tantra and yoga to improve and maintain good physical and mental health. Beginners and pros are welcome. Teachers earn continuing education credit.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation (AIKIDO studio), 1904 Federal Blvd. See website or price. emastefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]





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