• Lets talk about Jung, Analytical psychology and more....

    Hello everyone. Hope your Summer Solstice went well Lets talk about Jung, Analytical psychology and more this Friday, June 28 at the Panera Bread Cafe in Astoria on 35th avenue, across from the PC Richards parking lot. Bring any idea(s) relating to Jung's opus and life. No required reading or previous knowledge. Just an open-mind, an enthusiasm for perennial matters, respect for others and a willingness to augment your consciousness. with gratitude, Jorge NOTE : If possible, donate $3 to defray the cost of Meet-up. Not required.

  • Conversation in Beautiful Wagner Park - Topic by Popular Vote (Host: Yen)

    Outside tables across from Gigino's Restaurant in Wagner Park

    Bring a burning question that is on your mind. Enjoy a conversation in beautiful Wagner Park overlooking the Statute of Liberty — Greet old friends and meet new ones. 202 philosophical questions to consider: https://conversationstartersworld.com/philosophical-questions/ Ideas only. Previously proposed questions by participants: How can we better discern truth? What is the best moral system? What should our public schools teach our children? Is there such thing as a soul-mate? What happened to the traditional family? What conventional wisdom is now obsolete? Is self-interest bad? Is altruism better? *** We'll be using Christopher Phillips & Cecilia Chapa Phillips format, from http://www.philosopher.org "How do we decide on a question for discussion? How do we decide on a question for discussion? Ask the participants for questions. Encourage them to propose for Socratic discourse any question that is on their minds. Their questions don't at all have to be traditional ones. Read all the questions aloud to the participants, and then have two votes: The first time around, ask them to vote on any of the questions listed -- meaning they can vote more than once. But ask them to vote only for those questions that leave them feeling the least expert and the most curious and perplexed -- because we've found again and again that those questions that leave you feeling that the ground is shaking a little bit under your feet are those that are most worth interrogating Socratically (whereas, if you vote for a question in which you already think you know "the answer," it will be a very empty exercise). Then, vote a second time, on those two or three questions that were the top vote-getters during the first round. This time, the participants can only vote once (the facilitator does not vote -- if there's a tie, flip a coin to decide the winning question). Chose that question which gets the most votes."

  • FREE Workshop series – How to change your life – #2 The Ghost Chasing Practice

    Waiting for a rare event to change your life is a waste of time To enjoy a better life, you have to change the way you live. Creating change in your life is both simple and complicated. It is simple because you just have to do it. It is complicated because you ask yourself questions: -- Where to start? -- What to do? -- How to do it? -- What works? The solution is to implement incremental and consistent changes, that require less sacrifice and effort than a major adjustment. These little steps we take to improve our lives is what I call the Personal Practice This free lecture series will address three major aspects of Personal Development: Physical Practice -- To stay fit, you have to exercise and cut off the bad habits Ghost Chasing Practice -- To learn to know yourself, you have to have to do the introspection work Connection Practice -- To find peace, you have to stimulate the part of your brain that generates this feeling Each session is self-contained so you may attend as many or as little as you wish. The only requisite is an appetite for life and genuine curiosity. TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 – PHYSICAL PRACTICE -- Principles of fitness and exercise -- How to create your fitness plan -- How to avoid injury (This is a lecture, no need to come in your gym clothes) TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019 – GHOST CHASING PRACTICE -- Introduction to various introspection methods -- Find the roots of your habits and beliefs -- Create a more positive attitude TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 – CONNECTION PRACTICE -- Introduction to meditation and other practices -- Eliminate anger, anxiety, fear, or depression tendencies -- Create inner peace at will ----------------- o0o ----------------- Your host, Georges is the author of the Life Beginner's Manual, a practical guide to finding happiness, available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EGCW3M0 His blog and newsletter are resources for those who want to upgrade their personal development. ----------------- o0o ----------------- Can't make it? loved it? Missed it? Download the FREE PDFs The principles of personal practice http://bit.ly/free-lbm-pdf-personal-practice 17 Meditation Hacks http://bit.ly/free-lbm-pdf-meditation-hacks ----------------- o0o ----------------- Great thanks to WeWork, who generously lend us the room for our informal gathering

  • FREEDOM --- NOW AVAILABLE!

    575 5th Ave

    At this our INDEPENDENCE DAY meetup, we will take the opportunity to consider the concept of FREEDOM. In honor of FREEDOM, you are encouraged to watch a couple of short, but incredible films, before you arrive, that can challenge one's understanding of FREEDOM, and how to achieve it. FREEDOM becomes available when....! The films are 'Let’s Make Everything Free' and 'The Chalice or the Blade' and they are available for review via the following links to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvDKTRgoSS8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKsWxjnKapE&t=241s We will then cooperatively consider together the following questions on July 2. Is FREEDOM found through COOPERATIVE behavior or COMPETITIVE behavior? Is FREEDOM possible without TRUST? Is FREEDOM possible without substantial EQUALITY? Is FREEDOM possible without a healthy human COMMUNITY? So don’t miss this opportunity to have your synopsizes firing FREELY!

  • Let's have a conversation - About The Need to Belong

    Inspired by Sebastian Junger and his book Tribe, this conversation is about the human need to gather, associate with others and form solid bonds with one another. Let's talk about our need to belong and discuss solutions to adapt our nature to the demands of modern society. Suggested questions and starting points -- What in our psychology and physiology creates that need to belong? -- What importance belonging or identifying to a group has in forming our own identity? -- How do we balance the need of personal survival and the commitment to the group -- Do we need a war or a disaster to become selfless and generous or can we create this state of mind on a regular basis? -- How can we maintain strong bonds within a group/tribe while avoiding discrimination toward those who do not belong to our group or tribe? In this 2-hour discussion, we will explore this topic, sharing points of views. Looking forward to a rewarding conversation with you all. Bring guests and friends. Your host's take on the human need for connection and how to cultivate it http://bit.ly/lbm-connection-practice Great thanks to WeWork, who generously lend us the room for our informal gathering

  • What’s Good? What’s Evil? Can they be defined objectively? [Host: Garrett]

    I’d argue most people want to do good -- and even feel like they are. However some of us probably see some of these people as actually doing evil. That inspires the question, is there a way to define good and evil objectively such that any rational person would agree on the definition? I’ve taken a crack at this, and I’d love to discuss my attempt and/or anyone else’s attempt to objectively define good and evil… In this discussion we will attempt to shoot holes in whatever proposals are proposed, and see if the originators of those proposals can patch them up to make them stronger, and see if together we can come up with a universal way to objectively define good and evil. Here’s my proposal for objective morals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oBJqfPHOqAtf1LjbIGiyhwAhmOVfk5co1pkBNggr9q8/edit

  • FREE Workshop series – How to change your life – #3 The Connection Practice

    Waiting for a rare event to change your life is a waste of time To enjoy a better life, you have to change the way you live. Creating change in your life is both simple and complicated. It is simple because you just have to do it. It is complicated because you ask yourself questions: -- Where to start? -- What to do? -- How to do it? -- What works? The solution is to implement incremental and consistent changes, that require less sacrifice and effort than a major adjustment. These little steps we take to improve our lives is what I call the Personal Practice This free lecture series will address three major aspects of Personal Development: Physical Practice -- To stay fit, you have to exercise and cut off the bad habits Ghost Chasing Practice -- To learn to know yourself, you have to have to do the introspection work Connection Practice -- To find peace, you have to stimulate the part of your brain that generates this feeling Each session is self-contained so you may attend as many or as little as you wish. The only requisite is an appetite for life and genuine curiosity. TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 – PHYSICAL PRACTICE -- Principles of fitness and exercise -- How to create your fitness plan -- How to avoid injury (This is a lecture, no need to come in your gym clothes) TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019 – GHOST CHASING PRACTICE -- Introduction to various introspection methods -- Find the roots of your habits and beliefs -- Create a more positive attitude TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 – CONNECTION PRACTICE -- Introduction to meditation and other practices -- Eliminate anger, anxiety, fear, or depression tendencies -- Create inner peace at will ----------------- o0o ----------------- Your host, Georges is the author of the Life Beginner's Manual, a practical guide to finding happiness, available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EGCW3M0 His blog and newsletter are resources for those who want to upgrade their personal development. ----------------- o0o ----------------- Can't make it? loved it? Missed it? Download the FREE PDFs The principles of personal practice http://bit.ly/free-lbm-pdf-personal-practice 17 Meditation Hacks http://bit.ly/free-lbm-pdf-meditation-hacks ----------------- o0o ----------------- Great thanks to WeWork, who generously lend us the room for our informal gathering

  • CONVERSATION DAY 2020 - Annual Global Celebration of Great Talk!

    Bryant Park (meet in front of the fountain)

    CONVERSATION DAY Join us for the Annual Global Celebration of Great Talk! Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in Bryant Park at Sixth Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan Look for us at the yellow Welcome Table in front of the giant fountain FREE -- but please pre-register at www.facebook.com/events/[masked]/ Be sure to check event status on Sat. after 9 a.m. at www.ConversationsNewYork.com before departing for this outdoor event. Come celebrate Conversation Day which has been hailed as “one of the most enjoyable events in the City” by the dean of American travel writers, Arthur Frommer, and featured on major metropolitan radio and TV. (View videos and photos of previous Conversation Days: http://bit.ly/Conversation_Day_Pictures You will choose from exciting topics to discuss with other lively-minded New Yorkers, sharing your thoughts, experiences, and ideas. Conversations will start each hour on the hour, hosted by leaders of outstanding programs. Topics will include: ● What Really Makes Us Happy?, ● Friendship and Love, ● Overcoming Our Political Divides, ● Coping and Thriving in NYC, ● What’s Really Funny?, ● Technology: How Are Our Devices Shaping Our Minds? ● and many others! Can’t come to Bryant Park? Echo our rallying cry – “Let’s Talk, New York!” – anywhere, by inviting your friends to a face-to-face conversation, and share your photos on our Facebook page. #ConversationDay http://bit.ly/Conversation_Day_2019-06-08_Registration_Facebook For suggestions on how to organize and conduct a great conversation, see these Resources on the CNY website: websitehttps://conversationsnewyork.com/resources-for-moderators-2/ Worldwide, Conversation Day is also celebrated annually on the second Saturday in June by social/cultural activists in over 20 cities including London, Paris, Lagos, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, and Riyadh. Conversation Day is presented by Conversations New York (CNY), the foremost program of free public conversations (www.conversationsnewyork.com). Contact: Ronald Gross, Conversations New York, www.conversationsnewyork.com, [masked]