October

  • Daniel Hirshberg Lecture and Workshop
    Oct
    1

    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Worshop with Professor Daniel Hirshberg on Contemplating the Smartphone Dis/Connect from 10 am - 12 pm in the Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  This event is free and open to the public. 

    Daniel A. Hirshberg, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Mary Washington, where he serves as Director of the Contemplative Studies program and Associate Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies. Specializing in historiography, hagiography, textual revelation (gter), and cultural memory, he received his doctorate in Tibetan studies from Harvard University in 2012. His first book, Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age (Wisdom Publications, 2016), won Honorable Mention for the E. Gene Smith Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies in 2018. He has also published in Revue d’Etudes Tibétaine and Marginalia, among other academic and popular forums. He teaches several courses in Asian religions and Contemplative Studies, and leads study abroad programs in Nepal and Japan.

  • About CCC: A lunchtime series that will provide a space for students to engage in dialogue about issues related to identity and cultural norms around the world with facilitators from a variety of campus departments, centers, and student groups.

    Lunch will always be provided, but sign-up is required and limited to the first 20 students.

    Please RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/uHTjixQnrPbM8juG8

    Education, Teaching, Instruction, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Teaching & Learning
  • Oct
    1
    12:05pm

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community has a noontime Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays when classes are in session. There will be no Masses on 10/14, 11/26. & 11/28. Any other changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • - Spiritual Conversations, Music and Celebration.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238025220466135/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Oct
    2
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Quaker Meeting

    Page-Robinson Hall (previously JWW)

    Please join us every Wednesday for meeting for worship in the manner of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), in Page-Robinson Hall, Room 409. All are welcome! Meeting for worship begins and ends with silence, out of which one may speak if moved to do so. We begin about 12:05, and end about 12:45, but don’t feel constrained by the clock – come when you can. This is a weekly event, sponsored by the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life.

  • Oct
    2
    8:00pm

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community has a evening Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00pm, which follows a 7:00pm Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration. There will be no Mass on 11/7. Any other changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • Oct
    3
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Thursday Night Interfaith Suppers

    58 Keene St.

    Thursday Night Supper is an interfaith gathering of students, faculty, and staff, comprising dinner and conversation with invited speakers who discuss how the life of the spirit guides their professional and personal lives. Those who attend represent the full breadth of the Brown community as well as a wide range of religious, faith, spiritual, and ethical perspectives. Thus, TNS has been a place for delicious food, inspiring speakers, respectful community, and invigorating conversation on matters of interfaith dialogue and spirituality. All are truly welcome!
    Directions to the Chaplain’s home at 58 Keene Street: From Faunce Arch, walk north for 8 blocks. Turn right on Keene Street. The house is on the left.
    TNS is a program of the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Philosophy, Religious Studies
  • How does the concept of race reconcile with the scientific reality that all human beings constitute a single species? How can we ameliorate the perceived differences and the real injustices that stem from racial prejudice? What are the implications in our personal lives of the recognition of our common humanity? Join us for a dialogue on America’s “Most Challenging Issue”, and how each of us can contribute to its resolution.

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2394061297532597/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Oct
    4
    4:30pm - 5:15pm

    Buddhist Practice 101

    Page-Robinson Hall (previously JWW)

    Buddhists for Peace @Brown/RISD, sponsored by the Chaplain’s office, is a student/staff group based on Nichiren Buddhism. We meet weekly on campus to practice, study, and encourage one another, ultimately striving for global peace through positive changes in individuals. We also discuss current issues in society such as environmental problems, international/domestic conflicts, social justice, etc. from the stand point of Buddhism. Feel free to stop by even if you are just interested in hearing about Buddhist philosophy and practice. Our weekly “Buddhist Practice 101” takes place on Fridays and is designed for anyone who is interested in Buddhism. Our events are weekly, but please come whenever you can!

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Philosophy, Religious Studies
  • Oct
    5
    10:30am

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    No Mass on 10/13 and 12/1.

  • Oct
    6
    10:30am

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community celebrates Mass on Sundays at 10:30am. A second Mass is celebrated at 8:30pm. There will be no 10:30 Mass on 10/13 and 12/1. Any other changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • Oct
    6
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Baha’i Club Study Circle

    Page-Robinson Hall

    Study Circles are groups of friends who come together to study the Baha’i teachings and apply them in service to their communities. The Baha’i Club offers circles of study, open to all, that enable people of varied backgrounds to advance on equal footing and explore the application of the Baha’i teachings to their individual and collective lives. This process is meant to build capacity for service by concentrating on the application of the spiritual insights gained through profound study of the Baha’i Writings.

    Students interested in gaining practical experience may consider working with the local Providence Baha’i community (not affiliated with Brown or RISD), which sponsors a program servicing middle-school-age youth in a Providence neighborhood within walking distance of the Brown and RISD campuses.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/725685837873167/

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Oct
    6
    8:30pm

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community celebrates Mass on Sunday evenings at 8:30pm when classes are in session. Any changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • Photo of Consuelo J. Underwood
    Oct
    7
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Artist Talk with Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    In “First Series A.G.” Consuelo Jimenez Underwood reflects on her artistic trajectory after graduate school. Focusing on her Heroes: Burial Shroud Series she goes back in time to the individuals who have affected her travels and art-making practice since childhood. She will also introduce the new installation work that she has created at the Sarah Doyle Center. The audience is invited to the opening reception of Exposing Unseen Boundaries immediately following the lecture.

    Exposing Unseen Boundaries is a culmination of a week-long artist residency supported by the Institute for Transformative Practice (ITP) whose 2019-2020 theme is “Crossing Borders, Unsettling Boundaries.” This exhibition will be on display through the academic year with the purpose of bridging curricular and community conversation around these timely and important issues.

    This project received generous support from the Institute for Transformative Practice, Marshall Woods Lectureships Foundation of Fine Arts, Center for Social Equity & Inclusion at Rhode Island School of Design, American Studies Department, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Hispanic Studies Department, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Latinx Heritage Series, Multimedia Labs, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Rhode Island Latino Arts, Undocumented, First-Generation College, and Low-Income Student Center (U-FLi Center), and the Visual Art Department.

    Arts, Performance, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement
  • Digital banner for exhibition, graphic design by PJ Centofanti.
    Oct
    7
    7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Opening Reception for “Exposing Unseen Boundaries: Works by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood”

    Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, 26 Benevolent St, Providence, RI 02912

    Join us for the Opening Reception of Exposing Unseen Boundaries: Works by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. The artist will be giving an artist talk at 6PM in Petteruti Lounge (Room 201) at the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center immediately prior to this reception.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    On exhibition in the Sarah Doyle Gallery. The Sarah Doyle Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm during the academic year. Our gallery is open extended hours on certain days of the week. Please call the Sarah Doyle Center 401-863-2189 if you are interested in viewing the exhibition after 5pm.

    In Exposing Unseen Boundaries , artist Consuelo Jiménez Underwood weaves narratives of the U.S./Mexico border and its effect on people, communities, and the natural environment. Her artwork transports viewers to the mystical threshold between the void and the mundane, exposing the unseen boundaries of the borderlands and the hope for a future filled with flowers and song.

    For more information about the visiting artist, visit http://www.consuelojunderwood.com/

    Exposing Unseen Boundaries is a culmination of a week-long artist residency supported by the Institute for Transformative Practice (ITP) whose 2019-2020 theme is “Crossing Borders, Unsettling Boundaries.” This exhibition will be on display through the academic year with the purpose of bridging curricular and community conversation around these timely and important issues.

    This project received generous support from the Institute for Transformative Practice, Marshall Woods Lectureships Foundation of Fine Arts, Center for Social Equity & Inclusion at Rhode Island School of Design, American Studies Department, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Hispanic Studies Department, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Latinx Heritage Series, Multimedia Labs, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Rhode Island Latino Arts, Undocumented, First-Generation College, and Low-Income Student Center (U-FLi Center), and the Visual Art Department.

    Arts, Performance, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement
  • Is Meditation Secular?  An Open Forum
    Oct
    9
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Is Meditation Secular? An Open Forum

    Friedman Hall

    Please join Brown University Contemplative Studies for “Is Meditation Secular?  An Open Forum with faculty member, Jared Lindahl and student, Cameron McCartin on October 9th from 5 - 7:30 pm in Friedman Hall, Rm. 108.  This event is free and open to the public. 

  • Oct
    10

    [email protected] invites you to our first interdisciplinary conversation on migration research in theory and practice with Susan Bibler Coutin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, and Anthropology, University of California—Irvine.

    Re/membering: Histories of Violence, Survival, and Solidarity
    in Relation to Central America Migration to the U.S.

    The recent arrivals of Central Americans seeking to enter the United States have been construed as an immigration issue. What if these arrivals were instead understood as bearing histories of violence in which the United States is implicated?

    To explore this question, this talk draws on the authors’ engaged fieldwork with Central American immigrants and their allies from the 1980s to the present. It suggests that current conditions forcing Central Americans to the United States are deeply rooted in past political, economic and legal violence. In particular, exclusionary policies have displaced individuals, families, and communities, who in turn have become enclosed within national or other spaces. Sanctuaries and caravans have emerged as a means of challenging spatial necropolitics.

  • What is the connection between transforming (improving) ourselves as human beings and transforming society? How can we build nurturing communities that will enable personal transformation? How can personal transformation enable the building of more nurturing communities?

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/710199399484795/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Workshop with Master Wen-Ching Wu
    Oct
    13
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Qigong and Tai Chi Workshop

    Weiner Center (Hillel)

    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Qigong and Tai Chi Workshop with Master Wen-Ching Wu on Sunday, October 13th from 10 am - 12 pm at Brown/RISD Hillel, Goldfarb Social Hall.  This event is $10 for general admission and $5 for Brown and RISD faculty, staff and students.  To register online please go to: https://tinyurl.com/y5a9me9w

    Wen-Ching Wu is an internationally recognized instructor Chinese martial arts. He has owned and operated the Way of the Dragon School for Health Healing and Martial Arts in East Providence since 1990 where he teaches classes in Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu and other styles of martial arts. In this
    workshop he will lead participants through an introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi, giving them an opportunity to experience how these practices function as both exercise and as forms of
    contemplative practice.

  • “Purge your hearts of worldly desires, and let angelic virtues be your adorning. … The days when idle worship was deemed sufficient are ended. The time is come when naught but the purest motive, supported by deeds of stainless purity, can ascend to the throne of the Most High and be acceptable unto Him.”
                                                                                           - The Báb

    People throughout the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Báb, whose revitalizing message prepared the way for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.

    You are warmly invited to a regional celebration which will take place on Sunday, October 13, 3pm at Brown University’s Petteruti Lounge, 2nd floor of Robert Campus Center, 75 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912

    The program will consist of prayers, readings, and music in different styles, followed by refreshments. It will include “In Shiraz 1819”, a music piece for chorus, violin, double bass, piano, percussion, and trumpet, written specifically for this occasion.

    On display at this commemoration is an installment of 37 ‘illumination’ panels representing how members of the RI Bahá’í community have been inspired by the Báb, His Life, Words and Message.

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2424829420940421/

  • Contemplative Studies Open House
    Oct
    17

    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for our Concentration Open House on Thursday, October 17th from 6 - 8 pm in the Goldfarb Social Hall, Brown/RISD Hillel. Come and meet our faculty and students, share some pizza and find out more about more about this interdisciplinary concentration.

  • What does gender equality really mean? How can it be achieved? How is it related to justice? How does biological function enter into equality? How will achieving equality affect humanity as a whole?

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/536112560475524/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Oct
    18
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    The Sarah Doyle Center Open House

    Sarah Doyle Women’s Center

    The Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender seeks to engage the campus community in conversations and programs around gender, especially as it intersects with other markers of identity. Visit the center and learn about our many resources and programs. Currently on exhibition in the gallery is “Exposing Unseen Boundaries: Works by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.”

  • Oct
    18
    1:15pm - 2:00pm

    Muslim Friday Prayers (Salat al-Jumu’ah)

    Champlin Hall: Pembroke Quad

    Brown Muslim Student Center

  • Oct
    20
    10:30am - 11:30am

    Roman Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    Join the Brown-RISD Catholic community for Mass in Manning Chapel. Afterward, there will be a reception in Petteruti Lounge in the Robert Campus Center. Learn about all the opportunities for students to learn about and live out the faith on campus, as well as our exciting plans to establish a Catholic center near campus. All are welcome!

  • Oct
    20
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Baha’i Club Study Circle

    Page-Robinson Hall

    Study Circles are groups of friends who come together to study the Baha’i teachings and apply them in service to their communities. The Baha’i Club offers circles of study, open to all, that enable people of varied backgrounds to advance on equal footing and explore the application of the Baha’i teachings to their individual and collective lives. This process is meant to build capacity for service by concentrating on the application of the spiritual insights gained through profound study of the Baha’i Writings.

    Students interested in gaining practical experience may consider working with the local Providence Baha’i community (not affiliated with Brown or RISD), which sponsors a program servicing middle-school-age youth in a Providence neighborhood within walking distance of the Brown and RISD campuses.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2894139917287645/

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Oct
    20
    8:30pm - 9:30pm

    Roman Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel
  • Calling all members of the community - Join us on October 22nd for the FOURTH ANNUAL #IStandWithImmigrants Day of Action! Over 170 colleges & universities are participating in this national campaign.

    EVENTS:
    -Take a photo with one of our signs and post it on social media with the hashtags #IAmAnImmigrant or #IStandWithImmigrants
    -Reflect on your immigrant experience, or tell us how you support the immigrant community!
    -Enter the raffle to win a FREE T-shirt
    -Express interest in the university developing a Migration Studies concentration
    -Help us “abolish” ICE!

    ACTIONS:
    -Call Congress & tell them to protect DACA recipients (fwd.us/action/call-for-dreamers )
    -Tell Congress to protect legal avenues for ALL immigrants (fwd.us/immigration/legal-avenues )
    -Tell Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for our 11 million undocumented immigrants
    (fwd.us/immigration/pathway )
    -Donate to AMOR Legal Defense Fund
    (https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-amor )

    Join us for music, community, and more!

  • Dr. Charrise BarronSexy for Jesus: Contemporary Gospel Performance10/23, 11AM - Churchill House B...
    Oct
    23
    11:00am - 12:30pm

    Sexy For Jesus: Contemporary Gospel Performance

    Churchill House

    Gospel music has always been known for blending popular music with lyrics espousing the Christian faith. Consequently, it is to be expected that contemporary gospel artists would incorporate hip-hop music forms in their repertoires. Yet, in recent decades, many contemporary gospel artists have committed themselves to not only incorporating hip-hop sounds, but also presenting themselves as desirable and even sexy, by the standards of hip-hop culture.

    Consequently, through their attire, musical choices, and abandonment of traditional sacred/secular binaries, gospel artists present themselves as accessible to audiences beyond black Protestant churchgoers. By exploring the work of award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary, this presentation will show that gospel artists’ “sexy-for-Jesus” inclination not only signals the gospel music industry’s evangelistic emphasis on crossing over to mainstream markets, but also reflects theological shifts among black Christians in America.

    Africana Studies, Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies
  • Oct
    24
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    A Day with Dan Cnossen: Keynote

    Alumnae Hall

    Dan Cnossen’s keynote address: “Moving Forward: A Story of Courage and Resilience” 

    Reception / Meet & Greet: Alumnea Hall - Crystal Room,  4:00pm 

    Dan’s Bio:  Dan Cnossen is a U.S. Paralympian and retired Navy Lieutenant Commander. In 2009, while serving as a platoon commander for a SEAL element in Afghanistan, Dan was injured in an IED explosion that resulted in the loss of both of his legs above the knee. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and the Purple Heart. For the next two years Dan fought for his life, enduring over 40 different surgeries, while readjusting to civilian life. It was during this time, as part of his rehab, that he was introduced to the sports of cross-country skiing and biathlon. In 2014 he competed in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia as a cross-country skier for Team USA. In 2015, Dan returned to graduate school, earning two degrees from Harvard University. At the 2018 Paralympic Games Dan stole the show, remarkably winning one gold, four silver and one bronze medal over a period of eight days earning the honor of Best Male Athlete of The Games.

     

    Questions: Email [email protected]

  • Oct
    24

    Come meet Dan Cnossen during this reception in his honor!

    Dan Cnossen’s keynote address- Moving Forward: A Story of Courage and Resilience, Alumnea Hall Auditorium,  12:00pm  

    Dan’s Bio: Dan Cnossen is a U.S. Paralympian and retired Navy Lieutenant Commander. In 2009, while serving as a platoon commander for a SEAL element in Afghanistan, Dan was injured in an IED explosion that resulted in the loss of both of his legs above the knee. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and the Purple Heart. For the next two years Dan fought for his life, enduring over 40 different surgeries, while readjusting to civilian life. It was during this time, as part of his rehab, that he was introduced to the sports of cross-country skiing and biathlon. In 2014 he competed in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia as a cross-country skier for Team USA. In 2015, Dan returned to graduate school, earning two degrees from Harvard University. At the 2018 Paralympic Games Dan stole the show, remarkably winning one gold, four silver and one bronze medal over a period of eight days earning the honor of Best Male Athlete of The Games.

     

    Questions?  Email  [email protected]

  • In what ways is truth absolute, and how do we account for differing interpretations? On what should we base our beliefs and convictions? How do truthfulness and trustworthiness play into our reliance on sources of truth? How can our search for truth be truly independent?

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/419742982058809/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Presented by: Marjorie Orellana, Professor of Education (UCLA)

    Abstract: In this talk I provide an overview of research on immigrant youth language brokering over the last two decades, considering how understanding of the phenomenon has grown, and what we know about the competencies that youth both develop and display through this work. Given the current sociopolitical context of growing xenophobia and cultural polarization, I suggest what we might all learn from immigrant youth as well as how we might better leverage and support these skills in schools.

  • Lecture by Pir Zia Inayat Khan
    Oct
    25
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

    Kassar House
    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Pir Zia Inayat Khan entitled, The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan, on Friday, October 25th from 5:30 -7 pm at Kassar House, Foxboro Auditorium.  This event is free and open to the public. 
     
    Pir Zia Inayat-Khan is a teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. His books include Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest and Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions. Pir Zia is president of The Inayati Order and founder of Suluk Academy. Now based in Richmond, Virginia, Pir Zia frequently travels. www.inayatiorder.org
  • Workshop with Pir Zia Inayat Khan
    Oct
    26
    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a workshop with Pir Zia Inayat Khan entitled, Concentration, Contemplation, Meditation and Realization, on Saturday, October 26th from 10 am -1 pm at the Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall.  This event is free and open to the public. 
     
    Pir Zia Inayat-Khan is a teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. His books include Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest and Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions. Pir Zia is president of The Inayati Order and founder of Suluk Academy. Now based in Richmond, Virginia, Pir Zia frequently travels. www.inayatiorder.org
  • Oct
    26
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Empowerment Self-Defense Class

    Pembroke Field House

    Register at this link: https://forms.gle/17uyFqyNaG3pKghy5

    There are 2 available sessions on Saturday 10/26 and Sunday 10/27. NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED and filling out the registration form does NOT guarantee you a spot. You will receive a google calendar invite confirming your spot in a class.

    Instructor Anne Kuzminsky empowers people to lead safe and peaceful lives through workshops at businesses, universities, and community organizations. Anne served as Director-at-Large for Self Defense for the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (www.nwmaf.org ), and is nationally certified by this organization to teach women’s self-defense. She has a B.S. in Psychobiology from Yale University, a 7th degree black belt in the Martial Arts, and extensive training in Feminist, Empowerment-Based Self-Defense and Violence Prevention. Anne will be offering personal safety training in an interactive, safe, small-group environment. Learn about and practice:
    · Using intuition, awareness, and active thinking for safety
    · Assertiveness and boundary setting
    · Valuing your physical and mental abilities
    · The dynamics and realities of violence
    · Basic physical self-defense strategies

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Training, Professional Development
  • Oct
    29
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Veteran & ROTC Student Reception

    Providence Eastside (location disclosed upon RSVP)

    All Brown University student veterans and ROTC students are invited to a reception, hosted by Alison & Larry Eichler P’09 and Joan Wernig Sorensen ’72 P’06 P’06 & E. Paul Sorensen ’71 P’06 P’06. RSVP required. Please contact OMAS at [email protected]  with any questions.

  • Oct
    29
    7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Providence Celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah

    Robert Center Conf Room

    You are warmly invited to a celebration of the 202nd anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

    - Spiritual Conversations, Music and Celebration.

    We encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405533243463610/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Mark Deutsch entitled, Exploring Resonance, Harmonics and Vibrational Effects on Consciousness on October 30th, from noon - 1:30 pm in Orwig Music Building, Rm. 112. This event is free and open to the public. 

  • Concert by Mark Deutsch
    Oct
    30
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Bazantar Recital by Mark Deutsch

    Grant Recital Hall

    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Bazantar Recital by Mark Deutsch on October 30th in Grant Recital Hall from 6 - 7:30 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.