Welcome to the New Orleans Lyceum!

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!

Posted in General Interest | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Philo Café | Leave a comment

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.

Leave a comment

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

Leave a comment

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?

Leave a comment

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

Leave a comment

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

Leave a comment

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.

Leave a comment

History of New Orleans Book Group

Sunday, August 21, 3:00 History of New Orleans Book Group.
Corner Muse Café, 1381 Magazine St.

We will continue to look at Ned Sublette’s book, “The World that made New Orleans, reading through Chapter 16.


Announcing a New Group

The next AMP NOLA men’s group meeting will be on August 16th from 7pm to 9pm at the Village Coffee on the corner of Freret St. and Jefferson.

Who is AMP NOLA?
We are a community of men who are motivated to explore what it means to be true to ourselves. We are determined to break the illusions that prevent us from fully living the lives we want to live. Our shared trust, respect and purpose creates an energy that propels us towards our goals of being who we want to be and, in turn, making a meaningful difference in the world. We see the concepts of Authenticity, Masculinity and Purpose as areas that will benefit from serious philosophical exploration with the goal of our members amplifying and refining these crucial factors in their own lives.

Who can attend?

AMP NOLA is open to any man who has a serious desire to explore these issues in a group setting and there is no cost to attend. For more information please contact us by e-mail at: ampnola@gmail.com
by phone at: Mark (481-2099) or Thomas (813-1457)

Leave a comment

Creative Writing Workshop

Dear NOLA Readers and Writers,

September is on the horizon, thank goodness, time to get organized. A new creative writing workshop will start on Tuesday, September 13th, 7-9:00 pm. We’ll meet once a week for six weeks, and the cost is $240.00. You’re welcome to bring work-in-progress if you like, or just bring a notebook and pen to start a new project.

There is more information on the website. You are also welcome to call me at the number below. If you are interested in registering for the class, please let me know. Or if you know someone who might like the workshop, I’d be grateful if you forwarded this email. If you’d like to be removed from the mailing list, just send a reply and I’ll take care of it.

In the meanwhile, stick to the shade and iced tea.

Bye for now,
Constance Adler

Bayou Writing Workshop
(504) 312-3560

Leave a comment