Leiden Middle Way Philosophy workshop

Middle Way Philosophy: A day workshop in practical judgement in Leiden, Netherlands, Sun 20th Nov 2016

Why do we often make rigid judgements in narrow states of mind? For example:

  • religious fundamentalism
  • political extremism
  • self-destructive decisions in our personal lives
  • dismissal of big issues such as climate change

How can we develop a better practice of judgement in everyday life – whether about personal, scientific, or political decisions?peril_strait_alaska_1991

In Middle Way Philosophy we try to avoid absolute assumptions on either side (positive or negative) and find a clear passage between. If we can avoid rigid assumptions we are thrown back on experience, so can address conditions better.

Middle Way Philosophy combines a variety of influences including Buddhist practice, critical thinking, embodied meaning theory, cognitive psychology, and Jungian thought.

In this workshop Robert M Ellis will introduce the Middle Way in both theory and practice, combining talks, discussion, reflection, and meditation. All are welcome, whether your interest starts with theory or practice.

Venue: Old School, Pieterskerkhof 4-A, 2311 SR, Leiden, Netherlands (1km walk from Leiden Centraal Station)

Date: Sunday 20th November 2016.  Time: 10.00-17.00.  There will be breaks when you can buy drinks from Old School Café

Language: English

Free event, but donations asked to cover venue costs. There is no need to book, but we appreciate prior notice that you are coming so as to estimate numbers. For any questions or to tell him you are coming, please email robert (at) middlewaysociety.org.

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