Wisdom From World Religions


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Dr. Patch Adams said, “The most revolutionary acts one can commit in our world is to be happy and commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of joy!” In this course we’ll discover how embracing what’s happening right now may reveal divine energies that move us to live a joy-full life? We’ll explore how the wise ways of the sacred traditions of the world — Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Shamanism– can vitalize us. We will be guided by The World’s Religions by Huston Smith and The World’s Wisdom by Phillip Novak.

Michael Koran has explored with his students “Religions For The World” for over 10 years at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education. He has taught over 100 different classes at adult education centers including: “Love and Friendship,” “Story Telling,” “Guidelines to Extraordinary Writing,” “Poems Inspiring Poetic Lives,” “Blessings From Abraham To All, “The Koran,” “Psychic Skills For A Psychic Life,” “Great Scenes From World Theatre” and “Defeating Self-Defeating Behavior.”  He has self-published Verse to Better: A Poem for Each Day of Our Year and has performed as a stand-up comic: “Relationships are Hard—Especially with Other People.”

At Boston University for ten years, Michael taught imprisoned men and women in a B.A. program.  He taught “Introduction to Philosophy” for 20 years at The University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He has written and performed one-person plays: Prose and Cons: Liberating Stories From Prison, and Inaudible Laughter Forever. He has hosted an award-winning television show: “Getting Out of Prison.” For over 25 years at Cambridge Community Television, he has invited viewers to discover with him, on his show called AHAH, ways to be “A Human Among Humans.”

For more information about Michael Koran’s books and teaching please visit: http://www.michaelkoran.com/

Start Date: 10/3/2022, 8 meetings
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Day of Week: Monday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Michael Koran
Status: Running/Openings