An Examined Life, Reflections on Thoreau's Bicentenary with Richard Geldard

Date: 
November 12, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
The Emerson Resort at 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY

Matagiri and the Emerson Resort & Spa invite you to join us in the Emerson Resort & Spa’s Great Room for a lecture given by Professor Richard Geldard entitled “Thoreau and the Examined Life.” 

2017 is the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, with honorary and celebratory events taking place around the world. The source of his lasting fame is more than the experiment at Walden Pond and his influence on later protest movements by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Thoreau led a deeply examined life, one lived consciously and fully and gave us powerful examples to follow.

This talk by Professor Richard Geldard, whose books on Emerson and the Concord Circle examine the lasting influence of this flowering of wisdom teaching, will explain why living consciously and fully remains vital and sorely needed today.

After the talk, Dr. Geldard will sign copies of his book "An Examined Life" available for purchase.

Tea will be served. Admission is free, however, a voluntary donation is suggested.

Professor Richard Geldard teaches philosophy at the University of Philosophical Research and the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies. He is the author of books on Heraclitus, the sacred places of ancient Greece, and the spiritual teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Co-sponsored with the Emerson Resort. The Emerson Resort & Spa is located at 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY.