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Staying Connected to your Life Path: An Anthroposophical Meditation Workshop with Robin Schmidt

Robin will offer practical meditation tools and techniques from an Anthroposophical perspective and share his current research with us on how to create and maintain a contemplative life in the current digital environment. This gathering is geared towards youth aged 18-40 and will be interactive and practical, with lot of room for questions, discussion and short practice exercises.


Anthroposophical Meditation in Practice: Being human in a Digital World

The digital revolution produces an environment which has radically changed the way we live together, how we relate to the world and to our self. How can we stay, be and become human in midst of these conditions? Anthroposophical meditation starts with the individual’s own questions and goals and can therefore offer meaningful contributions to the challenges encountered in dealing with life in today’s world. It can also offer a means of enhancing one’s ability to take on true responsibility in one’s professional life. It seeks to deepen the individual’s capacity for understanding in general and for establishing a relationship to what is transcendent: in nature, in one’s fellow human beings, in one’s professional life.

Robin Schmidt

Robin is a research fellow at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in the Faculty of Education (http://www.gesellschaftswissenschaften-phfhnw.ch/ueber-uns/team/schmidt-robin/). His current research focuses on the effects of the digital revolution on education. Robin also co-director the Culture Impulse Research Centre in Dornach (www.kulturimpuls.org), which systematically researches the history and contemporary development of Anthroposophy. Robin has published numerous books on cultural history and anthroposophy, including “Meditation: An Introduction to Anthroposophical Meditation” which he co-authored with Heinz Zimmermann. Originally published in German in 2010, this book has recently been translated and published in English and French by Editions Perceval, Quebec, supported in part by the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. Robin will be visiting Montreal and Toronto in August 2017 to lead workshops on Anthroposophical Meditation and share his research on the effects of the digital revolution on culture and education. Robin lives in Basel with his wife and three sons.

Hosted by the Toronto Youth Section of Anthroposophical Society in Canada (http://anthroposophy.ca/en/initiatives/youth-section/).

For more information please contact Olivia Hanna: olivia.d.hanna@gmail.com, 647-383-8055


Directions to the University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre:


By TTC:

1. Go to the Spadina Subway Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line (now called Line 2)

2. Board a streetcar inside the station (please be aware of the new Proof-of-Payment requirements).

3. Disembark at Willcocks Street, cross to the east side of Spadina Avenue, and walk south to #569.


Parking Options:

1. Street Parking on Russell Street, Huron Street, and Spadina Avenue. 3 hour limit, metered parking.

2. All-day underground parking at 215 Huron Street (on the west side), between Russell Street and College Street West. $20/day.



Other Events with Robin Schmidt

Toronto:

Public Lecture, Thursday, Aug. 17, 7-9pm, Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, 9100 Bathurst St., Thornhill

Meditation Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 19, 9-4pm, Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, 9100 Bathurst St., Thornhill

Work with Class Members, Sunday, Aug. 20, 9:30-11:00 am, Hesperus Fellowship Village, 1 Hesperus Rd., Thornhill

For more info please contact Jef Saunders: info@anthroposophy.ca, 416-892-3656


Montreal:

Public Lecture: Friday, Aug. 11th, 7 – 9pm, Centre communautaire Ahuntsic, 10780 Rue Laverdure, Montreal

Meditation Workshop: Saturday, Aug.12th, 9-4pm, 263 ave Duluth est, Montreal

For more info please contact Arie van Ameringen: arieva.perceval@gmail.com

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