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Virtual Tarot Basics for Beginners

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Donna Henes, Urban Shaman - Virtual Classroom

Learn the basics about the tarot from Donna Henes, New York City's acclaimed Urban Shaman. This popular spiritual teacher and advisor will show you how to connect with your inner wisdom to do simple readings for yourself and others. Tarot is not about reading the future or telling your fortune. And it is definitely NOT about fate. It, like most...

Saturday Oct 10th, 1pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Ancient Chinese Philosophy for a Better Life

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

What can we do to live in a fuller and more inspiring way? Ancient Chinese Philosophy provides some inspiring answers. This one-of-a-kind course introduces important Chinese thinkers and explores what we can use from Ancient Chinese Philosophy in our everyday lives to achieve greater awareness, flourishing, and connection to ourselves and others....

Tuesday Oct 27th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$285

6 sessions

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Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

There’s more than a little irony in the fact that Ludwig Wittgenstein—widely considered to be among the most original and influential philosophers of the 20th century—held that his discipline’s “real discovery” was “the one that makes me capable of stopping doing philosophy”. In his posthumously published masterpiece, ...

Thursday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Feminist Killjoys: an Introduction to Sara Ahmed

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

What does it mean to be a feminist killjoy? Why are some actions and expressions recognized as bold but others stigmatized as willful? For feminist theorist Sara Ahmed, our embodied experiences are foundational to the ways we move through the world. That is, certain marked bodies—be they queer, black, brown, and/or woman—encounter pressure, resistance,...

Wednesday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Caring for your Newborn Grandchild

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

For Grandparents Only A practical, hands on workshop covering all aspects of caring for a newborn, with an emphasis on today’s philosophy and techniques. From what’s changed since your children were babies to modern ideas of feeding, and sleeping, this is an essential class for any grandparent who’ll be spending time with a newborn baby. One...

Tuesday Nov 10th, 10:30am - 12pm Eastern Time

$75
for 2 students

Pilates with Core Props

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Every Body Balance - Online Online, Boston, Massachusetts 00000

All classes are changing to Remote Video only for the time being. We'll revisit as the situation improves.  A studio pilates class using core training props to assist in obtaining proper body alignment and mechanics or to increase the intensity of the exercise. How can we build strength on an unstable core? How can we increase our speed and...

Tuesday Sep 29th, 7:15am - 8:15am Eastern Time

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Pilates with Ball & BOSU

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Every Body Balance - Online Online, Boston, Massachusetts 00000

All classes are changing to Remote Video only for the time being. We'll revisit as the situation improves.  How can we build strength on an unstable core? How can we increase our speed and agility on an unstable core? The Pilates philosophy focuses on training the mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall fitness. Pilates teaches...

Thursday Oct 1st, 5pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Proofs for the Existence of God

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

What is the relationship between faith and understanding? Is it possible to have certain knowledge about anything? Does morality depend on the existence of God? Can the order or disorder of the world tell us anything about a creator? Such questions have preoccupied philosophers for nearly a millennia.  Not merely a problem for theologians, the...

Monday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

HypnoBirthing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Sakinah Birth - Virtual Classroom

What Is HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method? The HypnoBirthing Philosophy is simple: Birth is instinctive and can be experienced in a calm, joyful and more comfortable manner. Fear, anxiety, and anguish do not have to accompany pregnant women and their birthing experiences. Why HypnoBirthing? HypnoBirthing is a comprehensive and evidence-based childbirth...

Saturday Nov 7th, 11am - 1:30pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$300

5 sessions

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

Tuesday Nov 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Sharia: An Introduction to Islamic Law

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Sharia is often portrayed as Islamic legal maxims and corporal punishment—a rigid, “medieval” religious law, dating from the 7th century Arabia, that’s allegedly incompatible with modern democracy. But this image bears little resemblance to reality. Not only is Sharia a highly complex legal system, it’s also a metaphysical...

Wednesday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Philosophy of History

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental...

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$315

4 sessions

Introduction to Feminist Theory

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Introduction to Feminist Theory: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body This course will introduce key concepts in feminist theory. Guided by formative thinkers like bell hooks, Judith Butler, Patricia Hill Collins, Audre Lorde, Gayle Rubin, J. Halberstam, and Chandra Mohanty, our focus will be on how feminist thinkers have dramatically redefined concepts...

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$315

4 sessions

Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

How are we to understand loneliness today? It appears that we are facing a mass epidemic of loneliness—one perhaps exacerbated by virological pandemic of COVID-19. Britain has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to counter rising rates of isolation. Approximately 20-43 percent of American adults over the age of 60 experience “frequent or intense...

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$315

4 sessions

Angela Davis and Prison Abolitionism

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Angela Y. Davis’ 2003 book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, is arguably the foundational text for the intellectual and political work being done by the prison abolitionist movement today. More broadly, Davis’ wide-ranging writing and political activism over the past five decades mark her as one of the most important contemporary intellectuals.In...

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$315

4 sessions

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