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Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge

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Shrinking sea ice, retreating glaciers, a tree line migrating farther north, and less snow that also melts earlier—what do these climate related changes mean for the Arctic, and for all of us? “The Arctic fever…lives only in the mind, filling…
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A Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

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The Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu is more than just drinking tea. It is a spiritual experience that embodies the concepts of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. When the host prepares and serves matcha, (green powdered tea) for a guest,…
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A Brief History of Indian Mythology

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Join us for a journey through the vibrant world of Hindu mythology, which consists of intricately woven stories of the Holy Trinity: Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Protector, and Shiva the Destroyer. Their stories illustrate how righteousness (Dharma) always triumphs…
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Mindfulness Retreat

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Mindfulness is an ancient practice exquisitely illustrated by the Buddha long ago and expounded upon today by modern doctors and teachers such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, S.N. Goenka, and Thich Nhat Hanh. By employing the simple technique of being watchful moment…
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When Apologies Go Badly

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Because we are all imperfect human beings, we invariably say and do things that cause others distress. A good apology is part of the process of healing that. We often hope and expect that when we do apologize, it will…
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Storytelling Through Creative Movement

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This lecture will introduce the body to moving creatively while exploring how we can express the creative ideas in our minds through physicality. We will begin with stretching to warm up our muscles, and then engage in some exercises that…
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A Balancing Act: Love and Relationships

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Life is about finding balance—between work, family, relationships, and yourself. We all have so much going on, and sometimes it’s hard to find time for what matters. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, tonight’s discussion will center around important themes of…
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The Fine Art of Film Photography

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You don’t take a photograph, you make it. –Ansel Adams Take a step back in time and enjoy the craft of photography from the days of film cameras. As taking pictures has evolved into an everyday affair, we may appreciate…
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