Institute of World Culture


UPCOMING EVENTS

THEME FOR 2015
EXPLORING THE RICH AND RELEVANT VALUES
OF WORLD CULTURE

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IWC FOUNDING DAY LECTURE
JOHN MUIR AND THE EXPERIENCE OF WILDERNESS

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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LOOKING FORWARD TO JULY SEMINAR EVENT
July 18: The Spirit of Nalanda:
Wisdom and Compassion in the Pursuit of Truth

IWC DISCUSSION CIRCLE
June 30, 2015: Final meeting before summer break
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MOST RECENT VIDEO OF PAST PRESENT PRESENTATIONS
Professor Catherine Albanese
Macrobiotics for People and Planet: Ethical Eating, Energy and Culture

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VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
The Institute of World Culture thrives on the volunteer efforts of many individuals. One member, Don Wilson, has been working on the front porch of Concord House for three months. The project has involved as much thought and research as actual skilled labor. Don’s knowledge of electrical engineering and carpentry skills provided essential support for upgrading the porch and installing much needed lighting for the entrance path. Thank you, Don.











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A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

—Albert Einstein