Thessaloniki-Vardaris: Educative Seminar The secret life of the plants.
An interesting and educational seminar about the secret life of the plants was presented at the New Acropolis centre in Thessaloniki-Vardaris.

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Seminar on Focus, Attention and ConcentrationNew Acropolis Toronto organized a seminar at the Centre for Social Innovation on how to develop focus,
attention and concentration as tools to live life with direction and depth. Participants were introduced
to a practical philosophical approach to these tools, starting with the idea that, since everything begins
in the mind, it is for each of us to use our mind well.

The training focused on how to calm the personality, begin disciplining the mind and meditate on essential ideas.
When we are able to do this, we benefit by saving time and energy, becoming more effective, remembering things more easily
and being more available to others, among many other things.

Participants were guided through a beautiful Tibetan thanka (painting) representing the different steps of evolution towards self-mastery
and cultivation of the Being.

Many participants came away from the seminar inspired to embark on this path of self-knowledge for a more meaningful and useful existence.

 

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New Acropolis South Korea held its second Book Club meeting, and discussed the book Momo by Michael
Ende.

A main theme that was explored by participants was the concept of Time in our modern life, and
how Time is becoming more and more important and challenging for us. Most of our day we feel
as if we were in a race… trying to do as much as we can in a short period of time.

 
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Thessaloniki – Egnatia: Volunteering action in hospital.
During our volunteering action in Thessaloniki we performed plays and donated gifts and sweets to children in one of the hospitals of our city, AXEPA.

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Pe_20140807_Ordogkatlan_2New Acropolis participated in the so-called Ördögkatlan (Devil’s Valley), a cultural festival in the city
of Pécs. For three days visitors at our booth had the opportunity to spin the Wheel of Virtues, play Senet,
an ancient Egyptian game, and paint replicas of ancient civilizations’ artwork.
Philosophical talks were also held dealing with time, the principles governing life etc.

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IMG_2699At times the best way to rest is to change activities… The North-Osset National Park was the perfect destination! It is a picturesque place and needs help!! New Acropolis volunteers had the opportunity to fix many small things in different places not covered by national park workers.
Tasks included painting window grids,  selecting and removing trash,  building a site where begins the ecological path to the waterfall of Shagatsikomdon. Most participants observed that helping nature to recover its “natural” state is also a way of helping ourselves.

 

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Ron Ragel, multi-talented musician, educator and author committed to living a contemplative life, offered various
musical demonstrations on the sitar and gave a talk on the underlying philosophy of sacred
music.

This fascinating and inspiring artist has released over 15 CDs and today is a top-selling international artist.

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