Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM PST
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM PST

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Rudolf Steiner Community Center 
110 Martin Alley
Pasadena, CA 91105

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Mia Martin, Office Manager 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 

Learning To See the Animal with Craig and Henrike Holdrege 


Friday, March 1, Talk at 8pm

Where Does an Animal End? The American Bison

This talk about the signature North American mammal, the bison (commonly known as the “buffalo”), will show how this animal extends far beyond the boundaries of its physical form and creates a web of relations with the larger environment and other living beings.


Saturday, March 2, Workshop 9am to 5pm  

 Learning to See the Animal

Animals embody great wisdom. In this workshop we will explore how we can learn to perceive that wisdom so that the deeper nature of animals, in their relation to the earth and to humanity, becomes more apparent to us.


Friday: $25

Saturday: $45

Weekend: $60

(Cost should not prevent attendance)

This is an adult event only. 


Craig Holdrege, Ph.D., is The Nature Institute's director and spearheaded its founding in 1998. His passion is to develop what Goethe called "delicate empiricism" — an approach that learns from nature how to understand nature and is infused with a cautious and critical awareness of how intentions and habits of mind affect human understanding. His research takes two directions. In the first, he carries out studies of animals and plants that tell the story of these organisms as dynamic and integrated beings within the larger web of life. He has written monographs and many articles, most of which can be viewed on this website.  

Henrike Holdrege is the co-founder of the Nature Institue and has always loved teaching. Trained as a biologist, mathematician and science teacher, she strives to work with people in a way that lets them experience deeper dimensions of the world—both in nature and the inner life of the human being. Having felt the stark lack of deeper meaning in her own university studies in the way academics were taught, she makes every effort to ground her teaching in human experience and to break through abstractions to what can truly touch us in the world through careful, perceptive, and thoughtful inquiry.