First Tuesday Lunch Forums
Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives — aging, homelessness, current movies, finding balance in our lives, journal writing, and others. Bring a brown bag lunch — coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.
C. G. Jung Center
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
For more information, call 212-697-6430, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Seeing, Feeling and Experiencing Psyche
Speaker: Maria Taveras, LCSW.
In this presentation, Maria Taveras will illustrate in close-up, hands-on detail what the experience is like to participate in a "Dream Art: Sculpting the Psyche Workshop." For 25 years, she has been creating art from archetypal images that emerge spontaneously from the unconscious in her own dreams. As a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Foundation, she has also led many Dream Art Workshops in which participants have sculpted their own psyches – modeling archetypal images in clay, and then describing and discussing, together as a group, their personal, transformative experiences in that creative process. This talk will include a PowerPoint slide show with examples of the Dream Art of Maria Taveras and participants in her Dream Art Workshops. In the spring of 2017, she will lead a new "Dream Art: Sculpting the Psyche Workshop" at the C.G. Jung Foundation on Wednesday nights for five weeks starting April 5, 2017.
Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, London, Cape Town, Montreal, and San Francisco. She is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art. As a keynote speaker at the 2015 conference of the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology, she was invited to present a retrospective survey of the Dream Art that she has created over the last 25 years. She is a member of the Board of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.
The Dharma of Aging
in a Time of Environmental Concern
Speaker: Suzanne Ironbiter, PhD.
"In primitive tribes we observe that old people are almost always the guardians of the mysteries
and the laws….How does the matter stand with us?"
Of what are we the guardians as we age? Or do we, as Jung observes, tend to hold on to our youth and "try to compete with the young?" He considers the importance of having a future goal, and the wisdom of the "primordial…idea of life after death,…the medicament of immortality." Yet we may now ask, almost ninety years after he wrote, whether the threatened mortality of many earthly species, including humans, challenges the ethics of personal immortality.
This talk draws from Ironbiter's poetry collection How Fish Learn: A Book of Days 2010-2015 as it reflects on her process of aging and environmental concern over the years from her 70th to her 75th birthdays. Nature, spiritual light, grief and generational connection emerge as teachers, helping with, though not necessarily resolving, these questions and raising topics for discussion.
Suzanne Ironbiter's writing and teaching explore Indo-Tibetan philosophy and contemplative practice as a basis for artistic culture, spiritual connection, and ecological action. She has a doctorate in History of Religion from Columbia University and is on the faculty at SUNY Purchase College. Her poetry collections include How Fish Learn, Devi: Mother of My Mind, and Devi. Her novel The Secret Journey of Issa imagines Jesus' lost years in India.
Information about further upcoming forums will be posted when available.
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