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Hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in small groups of neighbors

and fellow citizens to discuss topics of intensive interest…

Hosted at no cost and at convenient locations and times…

Aided by simple guiding principles…

Inspired by the city’s grand tradition of robust conversation…

Our vision is to inspire, organize, publicize, facilitate and celebrate a renaissance of healthy dialogue in New York City.

Our Mission:

1. Encourage and support interesting and important conversations among New Yorkers at the grass-roots level,

2. Establish simple, affordable, and sustainable infrastructure to foster such conversations throughout the city year-round.

3. Add to the worldwide image of New York as a metropolis where culture and intellect thrive among the people.

4. Organize the plethora of conversations happening in the city and have them listed in one central and easily-accessible spot.

5. Maintain conversations with a human face by discussing topics in-person, while also allowing for further discussion online.

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Upcoming events (5)


Online event

Hello everyone, I'm looking forward to discussing and sharing our respective journeys through Carl Gustav Jung's Liber Novus (Red Book). We will have approximately "12 meetups" for for this exercise. As of today, all meet-ups will be on consecutive TUESDAYS from 8 pm to 10 pm. This can be modified if necessary. For example, the 1st presidential debate is scheduled for 9/29 at 9 pm, so i may switch the times from 7 to 9. T.B.D. We will be reading and then discussing approximately 35 to 40 pages per week. I hope this will be manageable for most. For our 1st meetup on September 22, please try to read from the beginning which starts with the paragraph that begins with the sentence, "THE YEARS, of WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU .............. " to page 126 which is the end of the Prologue. PLEASE NOTE : I will be reading from the "Reader's Edition" (see posted image of this meetup). It's available on AMAZON for approximately $26. Please procure and plan accordingly. I have and may insert some wonderful interviews and/or Talks on Jung's RED BOOK in the COMMENTS SECTION of the meetup (see below). I encourage you to watch them. For some, I hope they will serve as an introduction to the material and perhaps as an incentive for those whom require it. And for others, as supplementary material. with gratitude, Jorge

Renaissance Person or Polymath or Comprehensivist Wednesdays

Welcome to the series "Polymath Wednesdays" or “Renaissance Person” or “Comprehensivist Wednesdays”. Transdisciplinarity, Renaissance humanism, homo universalis, and Polymathy are some of the ways of describing this approach which Buckminster Fuller called Comprehensivity and described as “macro-comprehensive and micro-incisive”. Please See the calendar and details of all events here: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/calendar/ A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! July 15: Why Be a Comprehensivist? — a Panel Discussion. Watch here: https://youtu.be/qjwTy6pGkNA ‪July 22: Louis Sullivan’s Ideas: Art of Expression & Form Follows Function with Architect Sherri Tracinski & Shrikant‬ ‪Jul 29: Humanity's Great Traditions of Inquiry and Action with CJ‬ ‪Aug 5: Optimize Everything: Interview with mathematician Spencer Greenberg on Psychology, society, technology & science‬ ‪Aug 12: The Necessities and Impossibilities of being a Comprehensivist‬ ‪Aug 19: Polymaths in 21st Century with Angela‬ ‪Aug 26: Art Education: Individual & Society with Karen ‬ ‪Sep 2: Neuroscience: Why are our Habits so Powerful? Conversation with Sanjay‬ ‪Sep 9: Lightening Talks (Everyone Welcome to talk for 5 minutes about what they are exploring)‬ ‪Sep 16: Literature and our lives: the Fiction of Relationship‬ ‪Sep 23: The Great Conversation & Syntopicon of Mortimer Adler with Shrikant Please See the calendar and details of all events https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/calendar/ A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! See past Meetups at: https://youtube.com/c/52LivingIdeas

online meet-up : Socrates Cafe in Queens

Online event

Hello everyone, As usual, please bring a question. And then we'll follow the Socrates Cafe format that Christoper Phillip has outlined. Here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates_Cafe with gratitdue, Jorge

Preventing Future Pandemics: An overview of potential strategies

Let's get together on Zoom to discuss what our world needs to do to better understand and prevent future pandemics. We'll be discussing the causes and consequences of pandemics, and how we can most quickly and intelligently transition to an essentially pandemic-free future. You can join us through your Internet device or any telephone. It's never necessary to rsvp -- Come late, leave early, you're always welcome! For those not familiar with Zoom, just click the link below. Your device will automatically download and install the app. You don't need to create a Zoom account unless you'd like to host your own Zoom events. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7514114060 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US [masked] US [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (Houston) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpwM93wmg

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