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Heidegger: Truth, Technology, and Poetry

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Sometime in the early 1930’s, Heidegger’s thought is supposed to have undergone a change. His philosophical project shifted from the “fundamental ontology” of his early work Being and Time—foundational to the development of wartime and post-war “existentialism”—to what he would come to describe as Seinsgeschichte—a “history...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Nov 20th, 6:30pm

Music After Auschwitz: the Postwar Avant-Garde

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The philosopher Theodor Adorno, writing in 1951, captured the then-common belief that European artistic culture, its humanizing aspirations called into question by 30 years of war and genocide, would have to be radically reconceived if it was to remain possible at all. To the musical avant-garde that...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

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Miniature Bonsai Landscapes

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Miniature Bonsai Landscapes - despite their diminutive stature - are as grand as nature itself and a wonderful example of naturalistic bonsai style.  In this hands-on class, you'll learn the process to create for yourself a mini bonsai landscape, from design philosophy, construction, and horticulture development.  Take home...

Saturday Oct 21st, 11am

An Introduction to the Tarot

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The Tarot, ostensibly a deck of decorated cards, is in fact a symbolic system whose images express Pythagorean, Platonic and Hermetic mystical ideas. Once one grasps the Tarot’s philosophy and structure, the cards can be used as an intuitive device to connect with one’s inner wisdom. In this class we will study the symbolism of the Tarot as its...

$115

3 sessions

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6pm

One Day Intensive Childbirth Education

at Birth Day Presence - Park Slope
182 8th Ave Parlor Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. The same material covered in our regular weekday and weekend intensive series,...

Core Mat I- Regular

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...

$550

3 sessions

Friday Nov 3rd, 4pm

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

$315

5 sessions

Wednesday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$150

4 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 7:30am

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 7:30pm

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$80

4 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 7:30pm

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Autobiographical Cartoons

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Explore the world of autobiographical comics and create panel-to-panel visual narratives based on your experiences, adventures, family histories and dreams. Study the works of artists like Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Carol Tyler and Art Spiegelman, who are known for illustrating their daily lives. Learn the fundamentals of comics; structure, composition...

$235

6 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 10:30am

Core Mat I - Early Bird Discount

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...

$500

3 sessions

Friday Jan 12th, 4pm

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Imagining the Indiv: Theology, Capitalism, Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Full Course Name: Imagining the Individual: Theology, Capitalism, Politics Individualism is a sacrosanct pillar of American society. Though frequently invoked to support positions associated with contemporary conservative politics—from “school choice” to opposition to universal healthcare and the embrace of private enterprise—individualism...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah, Messianism, and History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) may be the best known scholar of Jewish Studies in the twentieth century. Above all he is associated with launching the modern academic study of Jewish mysticism. However, Scholem’s study of mysticism was only part of his much broader, far more engaged and systematic thinking about questions of contemporary politics...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 21st, 6:30pm

The Mahabharata: From Exile to Apocalypse

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

The Mahabharata is one of the great epics of South Asian history. It narrates not only an epic story but one that is meant to introduce our supposed age, the Kali Yuga—one of downfall and decline, but also eventual rebirth. Written almost 2,500 years ago and continually adapted to this day into new poetry, theater, even television and comic...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 28th, 6:30pm