Thoreau as Spiritual Guide

Date(s) - 09/18/17 - 10/30/17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: First Parish in Concord

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Rev. Marion Visel will facilitate a series of 6 conversations focused on Thoreau’s classic, Walden. We will read it as a do-it-yourself guide to simple living, as we wrestle with the questions it raises for us personally.

Conversation 1 (September 18)

  • Discussion: How Do We Spend Our Lives?
  • Chapter in Walden: “Economy”

Conversation 2 (September 25)

  • Discussion: How Do We Wake Up?
  • Chapter: “Where I Lived and What I Lived For”

Conversation 3 (October 2)

  • Discussion: How Do We Grow?
  • Chapters: “Reading” and “Sounds”

Conversation 4 (October 16)

  • Discussion:  Society and Solitude
  • Chapters: “Solitude” and “Visitors” 

Conversation 5 (October 23)

  • Discussion: The Spiritual Life
  • Chapter: “Higher Laws”

Conversation 6 (October 30)

  • Discussion: How Then Do We Live?
  • Chapter: “Conclusion”

Meetings: 6 Mondays, beginning September 18 (no meeting 10/9), 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., in the Chapel. Attendance: limited to 15 participants. For registration and information: Contact Rev. Visel at marion.visel@gmail.com or by a note in the First Parish Office, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742.