Neurosurgeon and director of New Acropolis Argentina Dr. Gustavo Porras, gave a lecture entitled “Medicine for the Body and the Soul” at the New Acropolis headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay. The theme presented by a medical professional and specialist in comparative philosophy introduced attendees to the world of medicine with a different, holistic approach. The hall where the lecture was delivered was completely full, and this opened a possibility for a second lecture in the future.
Archive for July, 2014
Jul 26 2014
Jul 26 2014
The New Acropolis branch in São José dos Campos-SP organized a philosophical café on “Dharma and Karma: the laws of the Universe” with the aim of engaging all attendees in this interesting topic. Young people interested in these two laws of nature participated in the discussion and raised important questions for our daily lives such as why suffering and pain exist. The dicsussion was guided by Prof. Poscídio Cavalcanti Júnior, who addressed the topic providing an overview of traditional teachings about the laws that govern the Universe and life in general.
Jul 26 2014
New Acropolis Málaga participated in the Cultural Week organized by the Association of Neighbours of Roca of this town and the Theatre of Ideas Group that staged a performance entitled “The Death of Socrates.”
Jul 26 2014
On July 8th, New Acropolis in Kiev launched the cultural project “The space of symbols”, the program’s main objective being to encounter in a closer way these universal “ideograms”. Attendees were able to learn interesting information about this initiative, take a look at the exhibition created by New Acropolis and take part in the draw to win tickets for the events of the project. “The space of symbols” is always there … but daily routine often prevents us from sensing it. Who would have thought that such common things as a key, a bridge, a door or a tree could tell us things about ourselves and the world around us? The project will be open to the public until late September. The program includes meetings, lectures, workshops, quests, film and book clubs. The detailed program can be found on our website.
On June 29th, a Sunday morning, the New Acropolis group of social volunteerism organized a day of cleaning and reforestation of various native species in the protected areas of the Alegre Wood to support the municipality of San Isidro. Carried out in collaboration with the Rangers of the Reserva Ribera Norte, it was the first activity of its kind Protected in perpetuity, Alegre Wood is a constantly growing reed bed, however its coastal scrub is threatened. The Wood is an exclusive ambiance of the Plata River where alders and willows grow. With the aim of environmental recovery, New Acropolis regularly works in all protected areas of San Isidro, carrying out clean-ups, planting, exotic plants control, reparation of trails, etc. To conclude the day, volunteers gathered to share their experiences and reflect on the importance of teamwork.
Jul 25 2014
New Acropolis Curitiba organized a second module of the Bonsai workshop presented by Professor Carlos Turqueti, a member of the Association of Paraná Bonsai. This workshop aims to rescue a native tradition of Japan, which seeks the integration of human beings with nature and extracting its harmonic forms. According to Prof. Turqueti: “When working on bonsai we can appreciate and also develop some personality traits such as patience, responsibility, aesthetic sense and efficiency. Patience can be obtained due to the difference in speed between the vital development of human beings and of a bonsai. Responsibility is developed because we have a living creature under our care. The aesthetic sense is enhanced by the harmonious form that we give to the miniature tree. Finally, effectiveness is the application of all these virtues, with a conscious result: the bonsai.” Bonsai connect human beings with nature in a profound way, and give an opportunity to become aware of its laws and learn how to avoid damaging it.