new: 19th Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
Money as a Path of Self-Knowledge and Personal Transformation
Joan Antoni Melé Cartañá
With more than 40 years of experience in the banking sector, Joan Antoni Melé is a global leader in ethical banking. He has been a member of the Anthroposophical Society since the early 1980s, and was president and vice president of the Society in Spain for 10 years. He is a First Class reader for more than 20 years and co-founder and president of Casa Rudolf Steiner in Barcelona, and participates in several training seminars in Waldorf Pedagogy and teaches Anthroposophy seminars since 1989. He holds seminars and lectures in Spanish and English on self-knowledge, personal leadership improvement and based on business values, collaborates in courses at various universities and business schools and participates in conferences as speaker. He promotes ethical banking and business with social and sustainable values in Spain and Latin America. In early 2015 he stepped down from his executive positions in Triodos Bank and became a member of the Advisory Board of the bank.
25 Sunday 5:30pm, donations welcome
Palm Sunday Festival
See the note before March 29th about these events.
26 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
Wake Up & Move
Explore the mysteries of Easter through harmonious movement art of eurythmy. We’ll – learn the cleansing exercise, given by Rudolf Steiner to Ilona Schubert, one of the early eurythmists, in connection with Parsifal and the Holy Grail – move to a verse by Rudolf Steiner to connect with each other – practice gentle exercises to enlivening piano music. And yes, go ahead... invite a friend or a family member to come with you. We’ll practice gentle harmonious movement exercises to live piano music and beautiful poetry.Share your vibrant light in a circle of like-minded souls. Open to all who can walk. No prior movement experience needed. Next: 4/30 Taurus; 5/21 Gemini; 6/25 Cancer; 7/23 Leo; 8/20 Virgo.
Marta Stemberger, MA: a harmonious movement teacher, mindful translator, spiritual researcher, radio host, HuffPost blogger. Marta has taught movement, performed, and lectured in Europe and the U.S. since 1989. Online:
28 Wed 7pm, $10-20 suggested donation
“Why is this night
In this talk, Bella Freuman shows how Christ transformed Old Testament law. The Passover Seder table and its rituals enact the playing out of the prophecy from cleaning the house, the glass of wine reserved for Elijah, the drinking of four cups of wine and the special preparation of the unleavened bread, to the first three Seder rituals: the blessing of the wine (“This is my blood”), the blessing of the bread (“this is my body”) and the washing of hands—which becomes “washing of the feet” at the Last Supper (“love one another”).
Bella Freuman: lived in Israel, Germany and USA; a student of anthroposophy for 28 years living now in the Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Community, Spring Valley NY.
Holy Week Festival Events
29 Thursday 7pm, donations welcome
30 Friday 7pm, donations welcome
At the Christian Community, 309 W. 74th St. Manhattan.
31 Saturday 7pm, donations welcome
01 Sunday 4pm, donations welcome
07 Saturday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
Jahwe & Jesus, Gabriel & Michael
Eugene continues his look at anthroposophy and Mormonism. Although many of the same spiritual beings are to be found in the teachings of mainstream Christianity, Mormonism, and anthroposophy, we gain often opposing perspectives of these beings through Joseph Smith’s revelatory theology and Rudolf Steiner’s Cosmic Christianity. The theology of the modern LDS church is a compendium of the revelations and teachings of Smith and the many Prophets who succeeded him as church leaders. Anthroposophy, on the other hand, has changed remarkably little nearly a century after Steiner’s death. We will examine aspects of Smith’s and Steiner’s teachings about the Christ, the role of spiritual beings in human life, the evolution of humanity, and the dual nature of time. Final lecture: May 19.
Eugene Schwartz: taught for many years at Green Meadow Waldorf School and directed the Teacher Training Program at the Sunbridge Institute. He lectures internationally on anthroposophy and Waldorf education and has pioneered numerous online presentations. His lectures and articles may be found at millennialchild.com.
14 Saturday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
New York Guitar Society
Aryeh Eller & Serguei Krissiouk
An evening with members of the NYC Classical Guitar Society. Three seasoned performers enchant and entertain with a variety of pieces and styles.
ARYEH ELLER: studied guitar in Israel, Bachelor of Music (Brooklyn College) and Master of Music (Manhattan School of Music). Received the Andres Segovia Award for “Furthering the Spirit of the Guitar.”
SERGUEI KRISSIOUK: studied guitar in Kiev, Ukraine, music theory and composition in England and Germany. His repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, Flamenco, and his own compositions
16 Monday 7pm - $10-20 sugg. donation
We Are Our Own Stars!
We are our own stars! The miraculous proportions of geometry and the wonderful correlation of these to our human nature give a fantastic potential for the balancing of our soul, and our life on all levels of our being. Please join us for this exploration through movement of John Fletcher’s poem, “Man is his own star.” We look forward to seeing you this Monday. Bring soft-soled shoes; no previous eurythmy experience necessary. Next dates: May 14, June 11.
18 Wednesday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
David Taulbee Anderson
This series of 10 lectures will explore and elaborate on Rudolf Steiner’s lecture series Anthroposophy, Psychosophy, and Pneumatosophy. Anthroposophy deals with the relation of the soul to the body and senses. Psychosophy studies the soul itself, in its own realm. Pneumatosophy is the study of the soul’s relation to the Spirit. The first two lectures were concerned with anthroposophy with the special meaning described here. Lectures 3, 4, 5 and 6 were concerned with the soul or psyche itself. Lectures 9, 10, 11, and 12 are on pneumatosophy.
8. April 18- “Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World”- Hegel spoke of self-movement of the spirit. We can use “error” as a means of launching into spirit. This is the basis of the Rose cross meditation which is not an objective image but has a symbolic truth that is independent of outer sense perception. Hence we must use Luciferic error in the service of spiritual truth. This is why when we are on this spiritual path we must be careful to cultivate our moral life. We must be aware of reincarnation as a key-note of anthroposophy.
Next dates: May 16, June 13. Come to any lecture, you do not have to attend the entire series!
David Taulbee Anderson: has taught drawing & painting around the world. He has an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).
19 Saturday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
From the Great Lakes
Eugene continues his look at anthroposophy and Mormonism. We will trace the circumstances that led Joseph Smith and his followers to migrate from New York to the Great Lakes area and that led Brigham Young to move further west still and settle in Utah. We will explore the “spiritual geography” of North America as portrayed by Rudolf Steiner and try to understand the biblical-era migrations of the Israelites as described by Joseph Smith. And we will pose a question so critical for the Anthroposophical Society today: why has the LDS Church grown to be the largest and most influential of religions that originated on American soil, while Anthroposophy has made so few inroads into American culture and spiritual life? And, no less important, as growing numbers of Mormons evince interest in Steiner’s teachings, why do anthroposophists continue to ignore Mormonism?
Eugene Schwartz: taught for many years at Green Meadow Waldorf School and directed the Teacher Training Program at the Sunbridge Institute. He lectures internationally on anthroposophy and Waldorf education and has pioneered numerous online presentations, among them the Online Conferences for Waldorf teachers and the Online Rudolf Steiner Course. His hundreds of lectures and articles may be found at millennialchild.com.
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