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Welcome to the New Orleans Lyceum. This site contains background information about the purpose and vision of the New Orleans Lyceum and lists current and upcoming activities. Check this site frequently, as we are constantly evolving and you are sure to find something you like. Attend, learn, and get involved. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Philosophy Café: Mindfulness

New Orleans Lyceum Philo Café
Saturday, October 8th
Fairgrinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon, 10:30 to noon.

Mindfulness: What does it mean to be mindful? What are the
benefits of mindfulness? Is Judith Warner
correct that mindfulness meditation leads to extreme
detachment? “… I was beginning to wonder what body snatcher had
taken my cranky friend away and left this kindly, calm, pod person in her

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Spirituality in Film

Spirituality in Film discussion on Friday October 7th at 7:30
Parker Church at 1130 Nashville.

The film will be:
The Name of the Rose
A fascinating detective story that takes place in a monastery in the 13th (?) century. Sean Connery stars.

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Aristotle Reading Group

October 10th 7:30
1412 Euterpe St. Advanced

Philosophy Seminar on Plato’s Parmenides. This group will read together
and discuss Plato’s dialogue on Parmenides. We will look at both what this
pre-Socratic philosopher really said and how Plato presents his ideas. This is
an advanced group so some background or serious interest in philosophy is
recommended. We are also suggesting the class buy Peter Kingsley’s “In the Dark
Places of Wisdom” as well as the Dialogue which is free on-line and also very
cheap on Amazon and Abebooks. Questions call David at 473-7194

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Philo Cafe and a Cuppa Coffee

Saturday, August 27th 10:30am Philocafe with David Bernstein
Fairgrinds Coffeehouse on Ponce de Leon.

Come and have your morning brew with David and the gang for an interesting conversation. The topic for this session is around the question of whether there is a distinction between spirituality and religion and if so what difference does it make?

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Spirituality in Fil

Friday, August 26th, 7:30 Spirituality in Film Series Parker Church 1130 Nashville

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

The Zeferelli film about St. Francis

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Drop In Chess Class

Announcing a new drop-in chess class Next meeting Monday August 22
Introductory Chess
Fair Grinds Coffee House
3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans
Mondays (beginning Aug. 8)
Lecture, Drills, Play: 8-10 p.m.
$5/nite $30adv/8nites
Coach Russ Popara

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David Hume Reading Group

Monday, August 22nd come join us for a slow reading group on David Hume’s “An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding” which is easily available at the Library and cheaply from Abebooks and Amazon. The class will be 7:00 at 1412 Euterpe St. Get your copy and come join us skeptics.

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