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New York Philosophy -

for those who like their philosophy with an edge.

Welcome all

total screaming geniuses

who are modest and a tiny bit sexy.

We meet, debate, drink, and socialize. Not always in that order.

We prefer

the applied over the academic,

the topical over the ancient,

the profane over the mundane.

Topics range from matters of the day to matters of all time.

"Where are we going?"

"Are you talking philosophically or geographically?"

"Philosophically."

"Then we're going to lunch."

Upcoming events (4+)

POETRY INTERNATIONAL , Open mic- metaphorical Philosophy & beyond..

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Camera & Mic mandatory

at least for the introduction.
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https://www.meetup.com/mindshearts-without-borders/
welcome to INTERNATIONAL POETRY night!
such beautiful pleasure! The scent of those words, warm like the hot milk and honey in the cold mornings of Himalayans…
Let’s do another…
- You are welcome to join and share your own poetry or spoken words,
- Or share a poem you have found intriguing from other poets,
- and/or to join and just listen..
We will have some social times afterwards.
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after the readings, we will be doing TEN MINUTE POETRY WRITING. it has proven to be much fun!

Join me and friends from around the world to read your poems , listen to those of others and .. get inspired by the breeze !
The moving clouds will remind you and I , of an evening.. spent .. loving…
Hasn’t the philosophy of life, love, beauty, pain, grief and.. all .. been written in the cells of the poems traveling to us from many cultures.. many places.. many Minds&Hearts?
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  • We will enjoy the poetry, discuss the philosophy peeking through the words and share our positively constructive thoughts should the author ask for.

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Fika’s Conversation Cafe, Intellectual Discussions, open topic Philosophy Jam🍷

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  • * CAMERA and MIC MANDATORY
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OPEN TOPIC discussions!
CHANGE: from now on, we will take only 5 topic suggestion !
That would save us time and energy and lessen the indecisiveness!
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After the initial socializing, voting on topics and taking part in some mental warm ups together stimulating each other’s mind with discussing the winning topic, I would open BREAKOUT rooms to provide everyone with an enjoyable fulfilling evening discussions will include a variety of topics presented by our members.

Come and go as you wish.
Make new friends from around the globe or spend time with us;the regulars ;)
It is meant to lift our spirits and help us forget about all the serious issues we deal with during the week.
Please
Bring your light heart and sense of humour :)
We engage in life’s matters in productive comprehensive ways suitable for almost all curious.
Whether you enjoy the every day language of tackling life dilemmas OR analytical philosophy or maybe just need some company to engage in meaningful conversations, you may join and enter a breakout room with .. the other birds.. of a feather!
We cover everything from politics to spirituality, body to soul and.. all else.
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Let’s traverse a number of amusing concepts; horrorscope ; the amalgamation of the water and the earth. A game of hot potatoes with the moon ! And...!
Can you sing? Or.. whisper a song you don’t even know the words to? I can and will !
Maybe you can run your anxiety ridden fingers on the trembling strings of a violin, a guitar..!
Or.. maybe you feel a need to engage us in a sensationally beguiling confabulation! Bring it on!
And If none of the above is of your desire to partake in, come light to meet and mingle!
This is an evening of fun and friendly get together and light conversations! :)
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Thank you!

The Insomniac Philosophers in Pajamas ! and .. everyone else!

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Camera & Mic MANDATORY!

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Can’t sleep?

Wondering what others talk about and you’re not ?!

The global gossip?
Undiscovered thoughts unraveled only when the rest fall asleep?!
Falling on the path of another ambiguous being that could entertain your every cell of enthusiastic curiosity?
* Worried if you fit in ? Thinking you’re not a philosopher?

Worry not!

We engage in life’s matters in productive comprehensive ways suitable for almost all curious.
Whether you enjoy the every day language of tackling life dilemmas OR analyticalphilosophyor maybe just need some company to engage in meaningful conversations, you may join and enter a breakout room with .. the other birds.. of a feather!
We cover everything from politics to spirituality, body to soul and.. all else.
You are one of us if you breath, think, eat and .. talk ! .. and then talk some more…
Philosophy is the oxygen for our concerned and concerning.. minds….
Join us and connect the awake times of the Saturday night to Sunday mornings!
the conversation can go on and .. on…

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Advertising of your (and others’) groups, channels, businesses and etc. in any form and without a written permission is
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For the event calendar and zoom issues please see: https://www.meetup.com/mindshearts-without-borders/events/tdfdssydcfbqb/
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DONATIONS are critical to life of the group and appreciated ! Please inquire via message for e-transfer/PayPal info.
Thank you!

ZOOM LINK will be posted an hour prior to the meeting!

January 6th: Was it justified? What happened?

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This event is brought to you by the Free Thinker Institute (FTI), a not-for-profit looking to support and empower personal development for its members. The FTI focuses on transformational development for anyone interested, both personally and professionally, organizing a free event every Tuesday to discuss ways to transform wisdom into practical applications that benefit our lives, covering topics widely ranging from professional subjects to spiritual ones. (http://freethinkerinstitute.org/)

Format: Lecture and discussion
Note: social time for our community 15 minutes before presentation.

It turns out that what happened January 6th, 2022 was actually quite disconcerting. From the research I’ve done, it seems to be a violent attempt at a coup in the US. I welcome any opinions that can interpret the riots on January 6th in any other light, but first, please watch this video with an open mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DfLbrUa5Ng

If accurate (anyone who has reasons it isn’t, please feel free to join and present them), this means that:
Supporters of president Trump tried to enter the January 6th riots with guns, along with a “kill list” of congress people who opposed Trump.

Trump himself demanded these supporters be let through metal detectors knowing they had guns so they could join the protests.

Given the protesters got within seconds of being able to assault congress people even without guns, if many of the protesters had guns, the chances are good the coup attempt would have been successful.

How can we as citizens learn from this experience? What should we learn from it? Let’s discuss this along with Popper’s paradox. Paradox is illustrated in the image included in article below:

Popper and the Paradox of Tolerance
https://skepchick.org/2017/08/popper-and-the-paradox-of-tolerance/

A little about our host:
Garrett is a programmer turned award-winning software inventor turned entrepreneur (PlateRate.com is his company). His hobby is writing and discussing practical philosophy, and he does life coaching on request to help people live happy, moral lives. He is also the executive director of The Free Thinker Institute (http://freethinkerinstitute.org/), which aims to create a community that helps members increase happiness and decrease harm for themselves and those they can influence.

To get familiar with our past events, feel free to check out our YouTube channel:
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