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Workshop
Sat 18th April from 10am to 5pm
1- day workshop: Develop your Inner Philosopher
Due to the corona virus outbreak we have to postpone this event to a later time in the year. We will announce the new date on our website once it is safe to reopen our premises.

According to the teachings of classical philosophy, we all possess a ‘Philosopher within’ - a part of us that asks questions and searches for the meaning in our lives and the world around us. This deep but often quiet voice within can be cultivated and brought more readily into our daily lives through simple principles and practical techniques. A stronger connection to your ‘Inner Philosopher’ will help you to practise the art of living well and become more conscious of your relationships and roles within society as a whole.

Based on the classical philosophical traditions of East and West, this workshop will aim to draw out and develop your ‘inner philosopher’. We will look at methods for developing clear thinking both about ourselves and the world around us. We will learn useful techniques to improve our concentration as well as understanding of the principles of inner serenity that can help us deal more effectively with life’s challenges.

The workshop will consist of the following seven sessions:

Introduction:Principles of philosophy in the classical tradition.
Self-Reflection: Tools for learning from every day (practical exercise).
Stoic Philosophy:Teachings of the Stoic philosophers on the art of living well.

Lunch break (home cooked healthy food provided)

Philosophical Perspectives:Reflecting on the world around us - develop the skills to analyse events in a philosophical way.
Tibetan Wisdom: The art and science of concentration, based on Tibetan traditions.
Man, Know Thyself: Self-discovery exercise; Guided imagination exercise.
Conclusion: Refreshments and recap of the day - consolidation of experiences and techniques.

Saturday, 18th April at 10:00AM
 
Talk
Sat 23rd May from 1pm to 3pm
World Bee Day Celebration

The first World Bee Day, proposed in 2014 by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association and unanimously adopted by the United Nations, was celebrated on the 20th of May in 2018. The 20th of May was chosen as the date because it is the birthday of Anton Jansa (1734-1773), one of the first teachers of modern beekeeping, who was appointed by the Empress Maria Theresa as a teacher at the beekeeping school in Vienna, Austria.

This year we will be celebrating it on Saturday 23 May.

In view of the current uncertain situation, we don’t yet know whether we can run this as a public event or will need to do it online. If we can do it as a public event we will open our bee sanctuary to the public between 1-3 pm and you can join us for bee watching (weather permitting), learning about bees and beekeeping, wax making and honey tasting.

In case we need to do this online, we will give the talk online, with the possibility for questions and answers, and show you videos of the two beehives at our Melissa Bee Sanctuary.

The proceeds of this event will go towards the maintenance of our Bee Sanctuary.

Saturday, 23rd May at 1:00PM
 
Talk
Tue 16th June at 7pm
Philosophy for Living:
practical teachings for everyday life

This talk will focus on the practical applications of philosophy, based on the idea that every human being has a philosopher inside, i.e. one who wants to become a wiser and better human being, able to deal with the different situations of life and think of others as well as oneself.

Examples of some of the topics that may be addressed include time management, problem solving, improving communication or dealing with fear, all from a philosophical perspective based on a deeper understanding of life.

Tuesday, 16th June at 7:00PM
 
Workshop
Sat 25th July from 10am to 5:45pm
Dante’s Divine Comedy
an Allegory of the Soul’s Journey

Dante’s Divine Comedy is not only considered to be one of the greatest works of world literature, it is also a timeless description of the ascending path of the Soul, full of psychological insight.

This 1-day workshop will give you an introduction to this masterpiece and a key for understanding the text that will enable you to discover its deeper meaning for yourself.

It will consist of both theory and practical exercises that will help you to experience various stages of the journey in a deeper way.

Saturday, 25th July at 10:00AM
 
Talk
Wed 5th August at 7pm
Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

Over the past 200 years, since the beginning of the Industrial age, humanity has been relying more and more on the progress of science and new technologies for providing us with better health, wealth and comfort.

But with technological progress come environmental consequences as we exploit more and more finite resources to sustain our insatiable appetites.

We are now arriving at a critical time when we need to make important decisions on what kind of future we want, for ourselves and the future generations.

Wednesday, 5th August at 7:00PM
 
Talk
Thu 20th August at 7pm
The Hidden Origins of Rome

Many of us will certainly be familiar with the legacy of Rome and the Roman Empire: from great feats of engineering and military conquests to its political structures and arts. However, all of these represent only the material attributes of the civilisation.

The aim of this talk is to show that the greatness that was Rome rested in many ways on esoteric and sacred-magical foundations.

We will explore the notion that it was these foundations which enabled the spirit of a true civilisation to come into being.

Thursday, 20th August at 7:00PM