Food for Thought at TO2………..

Keep your mind active and healthy this winter……. join us for……..Saturday Workshops @ St. Michael’s College- 10-3p.m. with Lunch included!

Saturday February 25, 2012

 The War of 1812

On the eve of the War of 1812, British and American commanders joined in a toast to the king and President. Then they went off to battle one another in  a “bloodbath”  which lasted four years that decided the fate of Canada.

 Anne Martin will outline the circumstances that led to the war and talk about the people and places affected by the war to give students a better understanding of what it would have been like to live during that time period.

 The conflict will be illustrated by using TV clips, stories of the British, American and First Nation people, traders, surgeons, , women camp followers, and sailors who fought on the tall ships in the Great Lakes, bringing to life  this pivotal time in Canadian history.

 Saturday March 31, 2012

 The Tibetan Book of the Dead

 This book is well known by name in the Western World but what is it? Marco Mascarin will use the book as a starting point to introduce and explore the insights of centuries of Buddhist philosophy on the Eastern consciousness of death and dying.We will be exploring the fundamental nature of Buddhist being-ness, release from suffering and attachment. Using handouts, film clips and images and art we will examine the relevant practices, and strategies  to negotiate the intermediary state between lives and examine the concept of reincarnation.

 Saturday May 26, 2012

Music of the Big Bands

 Come and spend the day swinging along to the sounds of the big bands with St. Mike’s in-house jazz aficianado and expert Larry Green.

If you are interested PLEASE contact ‘Laurel-Ann Finn:  [email protected]