|Food for Thought: Plato at The Table|
|Session||First 6 weeks 1-Feb|
This course, inspired by the book The Philosopher's Kitchen by Francine Segan, is an historical review of the cuisine of ancient Greece and Rome with philosophical commentary sprinkled in. Participants will receive recipes that have been adapted for the modern cook, which a critic has called 'delectable, timeless, and earthy.' Come join us at the festive philosopher's table for some food for thought.
Coordinator: Mare Ambrose
Mare is currently a part-time professor of English and Philosophy at two local colleges. This class is a combination of her lifelong passion for philosophy and food.
|Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism|
|Session||Second 6 weeks 22-Mar|
Through these profound Buddhist teachings of hope, victory and personal discovery, we will delve deeper into our interconnectedness with all life and tap into the enlightened nature we already possess. This is suitable as an introductory class for first-timers and also as a Part 2 of the Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism course taught for the last seven years. The Buddha in Your Mirror can be read as a companion piece to the course, but it is not required.
Coordinator: Susan Whalley and Steve Piontek
Susan, a retired school counselor, has been a practicing Nichiren Buddhist for over 40 years. Steve is a retired magazine editor who also has been practicing Nichiren Buddhism for over 40 years.
|The Righteous Mind|
|Session||First 6 weeks 29-Jan|
This course will examine Jonathan Haidt's book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.
Coordinator: Barbara Leedom
A veteran of A.L.L., Barbara has coordinated courses designed to ask questions and promote critical thinking.