Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM CST
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Eden Bart 
Minnesota Humanities Center 

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

Grab your favorite beverage and engage in lively thought-provoking conversations on what it means to live a virtuous life. There are numerous reasons the insights of ancient philosophers such as Buddha, Plato, Socrates, and Lao Tzu have stood the test of time.

  “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

  “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”  Socrates

  “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato

What they have to offer continues to remain instructive today. In this four-session course, we will examine selections of text from these ancient figures, seeking not only to evaluate their claims, but also inquiring how we might apply their lessons to our lives today.



January 6, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Session One

January 13, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Session Two

January 20, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Session Three

January 27, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Session Four

Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.


Cost: $40


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