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Active Philosophy Workshops (UPDATED!)

(UPDATE: the correct the date is June 29 NOT June 2 to)

Lately I’ve been going to different workshops (networking, career related, etc.) but there is one that stood out and now slowly evolving into a hobby. The workshop series is called Active Philosophy. I am currently taking the foundation course called Know Yourself which helps people to understand themselves and their life purpose, to handle life’s situations with calmness and confidence, and much more. I’ve noticed that in a life of a busy graduate student there is little time for reflecting on life values, society and human nature. These workshops provide me with such opportunity, introduce new opinions and challenge my perception of life.  I’ve also noticed that there is something common between scientists and philosophers, we always ask many questions. Anyone can be a philosopher, by the way, it is all about asking the right questions and finding your journey. So if you find yourself asking not only “how” questions but “why”, and not only science related questions but questions about life, then maybe there is a sleeping philosopher inside your mind and maybe you will also find these workshops interesting.

The next series of Know Yourself workshops begin on July 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm. You can find more information about it at this link: http://toronto.newacropolis.ca/events/course/

Monthly, the same organization (New Acropolis) holds Café Philo Events in Mirage Super Club at Yonge and Eglinton. Last time, we learned about concentration, meditation and mindfulness. The understanding of these techniques helps me in everyday life (especially in the lab).  Now I am looking forward to the next event: To be happy depends on YOU! I would like to invite everyone who is interested to this event! It will be held on Tuesday June 29th at  7:30pm in Café Mirage. Here is where you can get more information: http://toronto.newacropolis.ca/events/cafephilo/

AnnaG