Talk: The Genius of Einstein
Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Organization: 92nd Street Y
Cost: from $30
What made Albert Einstein one of the greatest scientific geniuses the world has ever known? His scientific breakthroughs revolutionized the way we understand the universe. The World Science Festival, in partnership with the 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival, presents an in-depth look into the genius of Einstein. Join physicist Brian Greene, neurologist Frederick Lepore and author and filmmaker Thomas Levenson for a lively and informative conversation on the science, the brain and the life of one of history’s most fascinating men.
Talk and Retreat: The Four Noble Truths
Date: Fridays: March 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 28 West 27th Street 10th Floor
Organization: New York Insight
Key Speaker: Elaine Retholtz
The Buddha said “Friends, just as the footprint of any living being that walks can be placed within an elephant’s footprint, so too, all wholesome states can be included in the Four Noble Truths.” The study and investigation of this teaching is vast and foundational. In this introduction to the Four Noble Truths, we will explore how we can begin to investigate, practice and understand these Truths in every moment of our lives.
Event: International Women’s Day
Date: March 8
Location: NYC – Various
Organization: International Women’s Day
Various events all through the day focusing on and around International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.
Talk: Protecting Our Minds With Mindfulness And Introspection
Date: Friday, March 6; 7PM–9PM | Saturday and Sunday, March 7–8; 10AM–5PM
Location: 22 West 15th Street
Organization: Tibet House / Shantideva Meditation Center
Cost: Talk only: $20 Public Talk and Retreat: $120
In this public talk, Venerable Fedor Stracke focuses on the practice of protecting the mind from disturbing thoughts, following Shantideva’s famous verses about mindfulness and introspection, and explains how they are still relevant to our modern Western world. He will show that by training ourselves to examine our mental and physical activities again and again, we can free ourselves from negative habits and make our lives more meaningful.
Meditation: Learn To Meditate
Date: Every Sunday, 12 – 1 pm
Location: 118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
Organization: Shambhala Meditation Center
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Taught by our qualified instructors, this one hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. This is a drop-in class; no registration is required.
Quite Place to Unplug: The NY Botanical Garden Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Date: Tue–Sun 10am–6pm
Location: Bronx River Pkwy NY 10458
Cost: $20–$25, $18–$22, children 2–12 $8–$10, children under 2 free
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a stunning example of Victorian-style glasshouse artistry, and a New York City Landmark. It is home to A World of Plants, which showcases the wonders of the Garden’s living collections in lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.