Institute of World Culture

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 2016

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THE GENIUS OF RENAISSANCE MUSIC
AND ITS PLACE IN WORLD CULTURE
Lecture and Live Performance by
Members of the Adelfos Ensemble
May 7, 2016

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THE SUFI INSPIRATION OF RUMI'S POETRY
Presenter: Fariba Enteshari
May 21, 2016

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NEW: Summary of major points
on "Unpacking the Paris Agreement"

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SPRING PROGRAM 2016
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STUDY CIRCLE
"THE UNIVERSAL APPEAL OF SHAKESPEARE"

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PRISM Community Calendar
COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

 

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Institute of World Culture
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THEME FOR 2016
COMMUNITY, HEALTH AND UNIVERSALITY

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WIDENING THE CIRCLE
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