December 8th @ 7:00pm “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstance.” About this Event At the heart of a philosophical journey is the quest for meaning, for something that reveals to us our true identity … Continue reading Man’s Search for Meaning – Book Club Discussion
8-week Course Starting: January 6th at 7:00 pm It’s through the teachings left to us by the philosophers of old that we can discover profoundly relevant truths for navigating our everyday About this Event The timeless teachings of the East and West are as true today as ever and can help us achieve the inner … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom: Philosophies of East and West
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse is a prose poem of lived philosophy, depicted through the life of a gifted young Brahmin, who embarks on a journey to discover the meaning of life. It is a gripping human drama of fathers and sons, lovers and ascetics, introducing us to the transcendent wisdom of the Buddha. Join us … Continue reading Siddhartha: Discovering The Middle Way
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Einstein Even with an infinite well of knowledge online and countless ways to connect, we somehow feel left wanting something deeper. There’s a source of truth we can turn to: ancient wisdom. Ancient philosophers and cultures offer profoundly relevant … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom: Philosophies from East and West
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein Even with an infinite well of knowledge online and countless ways to connect, we somehow feel left wanting something deeper. There’s a source of truth we can turn to: ancient wisdom. Ancient philosophers and cultures offer profoundly relevant advice … Continue reading Free Intro to Ancient Wisdom: Philosophies from East and West
A digital event: join us for a talk on the philosophy behind Star Wars to shed light on your own journey. Do you ever ask yourself: “is there more to life than this?” Do you feel an overwhelming desire to be part of something bigger than yourself? Do you have a strong sense that there … Continue reading Star Wars & The Hero’s Journey
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein Even with an infinite well of knowledge online and countless ways to connect, we somehow feel left wanting something deeper. There’s a source of truth we can turn to: ancient wisdom. Ancient philosophers and cultures offer profoundly relevant … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom: Philosophies from East & West
Cambridge, MA Acropolis Boston is leaving a legacy for peace by funding the Helen Keller commemorative plaque at The Peace Abbey. We’d like to thank all who donated!
Acropolis Boston has reached the community “digitally” during this period of quarantine with its first online classes. The 3-part course, ‘Renaissance Now!’, aimed at inspiring people to think about the need for a current-day rebirth in light of the difficult times we are currently experiencing. The historical Renaissance saw the explosion of human imagination, vision, … Continue reading Digital course: ‘Renaissance Now!’
October 2019 Our member presentation led by Yana was a thoughtful and lively discussion on the main ideas of Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements. The agreements include being impeccable with our words, not taking things personally, never assume and to always do our best. These Toltec agreements are essential no matter where or in what time … Continue reading The 4 Agreements
January 2020 New Acropolis Boston paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an interactive event open to the public about his ideals, his values, his life and legacy, as well as his book Strength to Love, containing a collection of his sermons, many of them written during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights … Continue reading ‘Strength to Love’: Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
NOVEMBER 2018 Volunteers delivered donated musical instruments and crafts supplies in hand-made bags designed by Crafts for Humanity to the Department of Children and Families of Massachusetts in Cambridge. Happy holidays everyone!
November 2019 The permanent Egypt collection at the MFA is so rich, one could never tire of spending time with some truly remarkable pieces of history. In his guided tour, Savonne shared some fascinating myths and traditions of the great ancient empire that continues to wow us with its mystery and intrigue. Everyone left with … Continue reading MFA Egypt Tour
August 2019 Boston members came together in Montpellier, Quebec to join schools across North America including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Los Angeles and Chicago. Over the course of one weekend at the school-owned country house, members worked together to cook and share daily meals, attend development workshops, share musical and artistic performances, and enjoy a night … Continue reading Montpellier, Quebec
July 2019 ArtBeat in Davis Square is one of our favorite festivals, and we’re celebrating The Renaissance yet again! This time in history showed how the rediscovery of classical philosophy led to a cultural, artistic, economic and political rebirth – one we can see happen again today. This is a call for people everywhere to … Continue reading ArtBeat 2019
In May, Crafts for Humanity celebrated Mothers Day by honoring the women at the “Women’s Lunch Place” in Boston. We made cards and collected toiletry donations to support and encourage these homeless or struggling women