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  • Spring Celebration of the Naw-Ruz Festival – The Baha’i New Year

    with Nushin Mavaddat, convener of World Religion Day in San Francisco

    Date: 03/24/2019

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    Please join us for a presentation hosted by Nushin Mavaddat and Baha’i friends celebrating the Spring renewal in the worlds of nature, ideas and spirit. This joyous gathering will include commentaries, prayers, beautiful musical performances and hospitality.

    Through this celebration of the Baha’i New Year, we will commemorate the dawning of a new era for humanity. We will reflect on the Spiritual Spring promised to mankind in all sacred Scriptures throughout history. This Spiritual Spring ushers in an era of peace and reconciliation, of love and unity, of justice and security, of concord and harmony for the peoples of the world.

     

  • Jewish Expressions on Jesus

    with Ken Blady, M.A.

    Date: 03/31/2019

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    In this Power Point presentation, we attempt to deal dispassionately with the following themes:

    The concept of the Moshiach (Messiah) in Jewish thought: A gamut of views;
    The Talmudic sages’ speculations on the Messianic age;
    The Traditional Jewish viewpoint on Jesus and the Christian Religion;
    Why Jews aren’t Christians or, why certain Christian teachings attributed to Jesus are problematic to believing Jews;
    “The Jews murdered our Lord!” The Crucifixion and the crime of Deicide;
    Did Jesus claim to be divine?  Was Jesus a Torah-true Jew or a Christian?
    The Historical Jesus;  Jesus and the Pharisees;  Maimonides on the candidacy of the Moshiach and why Jesus didn’t qualify.

    Educator, writer, and Yiddish translator, Ken Blady was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn where he attended yeshivas and rabbinical seminary. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since 1972, Ken has a BA in History from the UC Berkeley and an MA in Clinical Counseling from California State University East Bay. He is the author of “The Jewish Boxers’ Hall of Fame,” “Jewish Communities in Exotic Places,” and translator of seven works from Yiddish. A popular lecturer on a variety of Jewish themes, Ken has been featured on a number of radio and TV talk shows and educational programs, including The Voice of Israel and The History Channel.

     

  • Influence of Eastern Philosophy and Consciousness Studies on the Visionary work of surrealist painter Gordon Onslow Ford

    with Fariba Bogzaran, PhD

    Date: 04/07/2019

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    The establishment of the American Academy of Asian Studies and the teachings of Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri and faculty members at the Academy in the 1950s had a major influence on a circle of modern artists in San Francisco who attended these lectures and were associated with the Academy. The presentation examines this impact on one artist, Gordon Onslow Ford, who was forever transformed by his studies with Dr. Chaudhuri and other faculty members at the Academy. Dr. Bogzaran will also discuss the newly published book Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on A Green Island that she edited on the life and work of Gordon Onslow Ford. The book will be available for preorder.

    Fariba Bogzaran, PhD (East-West Psychology, CIIS) is an artist, scholar, and a pioneer in the field of dream studies. She has taught graduate courses on dreams for over 30 years and founded the dream studies program at JFK University. Among her many publications are two major academic coauthored books: Extraordinary Dreams (2002) and Integral Dreaming (2012) both published by SUNY Press. Her newly edited book is called Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on A Green Island (2019). Her mutual vision with Onslow Ford led to the establishment of the Lucid Art Foundation (www.lucidart.org).