What finer way to spend warm summer evenings than in the company of good friends with a glass of something delicious, enjoying some wonderfully stimulating food for the mind?
Open to everyone, there are a number of talks to enjoy this year at Brinscall Hall, Bebington and Belmont House all from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
There is no charge for the talks, just voluntary contributions.
COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL —THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EMIR ABD EL-KADER
Patience, justice, perseverance were the qualities of this eminent Sufi leader who was noted for his religious tolerance and was admired by many including Abraham Lincoln.
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST at BELMONT HOUSE
THURSDAY 17th AUGUST at BRINSCALL HALL
JOHN MAIN AND HIS LEGACY
Inspired by a Hindu teacher, Benedictine monk John Main, developed a way of Christian meditation based on the age-old tradition of prayer used by the early Church. The Christian Meditation movement he founded has spread around the world.
TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST at BELMONT HOUSE
THURSDAY 24th AUGUST at BRINSCALL HALL
FROM SLAVERY TO LIBERATION
Epictetus, born a slave but was free, has inspired many over the centuries to learn to live nobly, to accept the events of life with equanimity and to use the gifts of fortune wisely.
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER at BELMONT HOUSE
THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at BRINSCALL HALL
SHANE MULHALL TALKS
Shane Mulhall, the leader of the School of Philosophy in Ireland passed away recently, but has left us a wonderful legacy of forty talks, eight of which will be made available to listen to on a Monday evening at Brinscall Hall over the summer vacation. The talks contain the most sublime and practical philosophy and yet are presented in a lively and entertaining way. There will be regular breaks for discussion.
MONDAY EVENINGS at BRINSCALL HALL
July 24th — Philosophy and being true to yourself
July 31st — Philosophy and happiness
August 7th — Philosophy and Love
August 14th — Philosophy and the present moment
August 21st — Philosophy and freedom
August 28th — Philosophy and the end of suffering
September 4th — Philosophy and ambition
September 11th — Philosophy and caring for yourself
NURTURING THE QUALITIES AND ATTITUDES OF MINDFULNESS
PAULINE JOHNSON AND RITA BENNETT
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST at BEBINGTON
A LIGHTHEARTED INTRODUCTION TO MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
TUESDAY 29th AUGUST at BEBINGTON
It’s a long summer break, so do take the opportunity to keep in touch!!