Events Calendar

Happy New Year! This 2020….

We are so excited about all the upcoming events this new year of 2020. We are happy to announce new lectures related to philosophy, both eastern and western, and its practical applications into daily life, as wells as our new Weekly Philosophy Gathering meetings where we explore the teachings of great philosophers such as Plato, Buddha, Marcus Aurelius, and philosophies from Ancient India, Tibet, Greece, and Rome, among others.

We will also continue contributing to our local community through tree planting and river cleanups, as well as serving those in need such as foster children and families, and food and clothing drives for the homeless.

For the lovers of nature and philosophy we will also begin a new Philosophy and Hiking series,… and we also look forward to getting to meet you.

For event notifications and dates, be sure to follow  our New Acropolis Nashville Facebook page @newacropolisnash and our newacropolisnashville Instagram page.

Weekly Philosophy Gathering: Ancient India, Karma and Dharma

Wednesday October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Starbucks,
3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

This week what goes around, comes around. Join us as we keep exploring the philosophy from Ancient India and the concept of karma as the universal law of cause and effect and learn how we can actually participate in its process.

Weekly Philosophy Gathering: The Bhagavad Gita, Philosophy and overcoming fear

Wednesday October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Starbucks,
3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

Join us this week as we explore some of the amazing aspects of Eastern Philosophy.

We will introduce the Bhagavad Gita, the book from Ancient India that inspired movies like Star Wars and the Legend of Bagger Vance, and explore some if its core ideas such as finding courage through philosophy to overcome fear and self-doubt.

Volunteering Event: 2019 Fork & Vine Fundraiser for S.A.F.E.

Friday, September 27, 2019 (5:00 PM to 10:00 PM)
Location: Gratidude Ranch
7515 Pewitt Rd · Franklin, TN

Non-profit S.A.F.E. (Safe, Affirming, Family Environment) is still looking for volunteers to help with their 5th annual fundraising event ““Fork & Vine” dinner and silent auction.

S.A.F.E. provides services to the community, particularly to local foster families and foster children in Middle Tennessee, so this event helps them continue their mission.

New Acropolis Nashville will help S.A.F.E. with volunteering for the night event running from 5pm to 10pm. Our group will be helping as table attendants.

To sign up please visit the following link:
https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2891326/false#/invitation

Please RSVP only if you know you will be able to attend.

They are also asking all volunteers to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time and they are asking everyone to dress in all black.

The event location is by Leipers Fork, about 45 minutes south of Nashville, so whoever is interested in carpooling please feel free to contact Julian at (954) 709-0744 so we can coordinate a place and time.

Looking forward to help some foster children and families!
http://www.safehouseforall.org/

Weekly Philosohy Gathering: Plato’s Republic

Wednesday August 28, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Starbucks,
3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

This is the second out of two gatherings on the Philosopher Plato and his book The Republic.

During this meeting we will continue exploring one of Plato’s greatest works where he has so much to say about the Individual, Society and State, and we will also cover the remaining myths found in The Republic, where Plato describes concepts such as Justice, Beauty, Truth and the Good.

Let’s sip some coffee and discuss deep ideas!

Weekly Philosohy Gathering: Plato’s Republic and the Myth of the Cave

Wednesday August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Starbucks,
3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated among men of thought.”

If you’re a fan of Plato or would like to learn more about this amazing philosopher who revolutionized Western thought with his incredible writings, then you’re in for a treat as we explore the ideas between the Individual, Society and State and of course his famous “Myth of the Cave.

This is the first out of two meetings we will cover Plato.

Weekly Philosophical Gathering: Aristotle and the art of virtue and happiness.

Wednesday August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Starbucks,
3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

For more information text (954) 709-0744

Weekly Philosophical Gathering: Wisdom of East and West

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
starting Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Starbucks,
3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

In this series of weekly meetings we explore the applied aspect of philosophy in daily living through the world wisdom of East and West.

The word “philosophy” from Ancient Greek translates as “love of wisdom,” and while the word is associated with knowledge, philosophy is so much more than that. For many world cultures, philosophy was searching for beauty in art, truth in science, altruism in religion, building a sense of community, a way of life, and improving yourself a little bit each day.

Join us for selected topics of discussion each week:

– What is a Human Being? Are the invisible parts real? Love, emotions, energy, soul

– Ancient India and the Bhagavad Gita – The great Epic story that teaches so much about overcoming fear and that has inspired great current day epic hero movies

– Wisdom of Tibet – Awakening inner harmony and compassion

– Life and Teachings of Buddha – The Dhammapada and Noble Eightfold Path

– Aristotle – On Virtue and Happiness

– Plotinus and Immanuel Kant – Qualities of the Soul and the Universe

– Ancient Greece, Socrates, Plato’s Republic and the Myth of the Cavern – Learn about the journey of the soul and its path to freedom

– Introduction to Stoic Philosophy – Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, the Joy of Daily Living

– Myth, History and Time

Greek Mythology Tour at the Nashville Parthenon!

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: The Parthenon
2500 West End Ave,
Nashville, TN 37203

Every ancient civilization had mythology. Mythology, in addition to being interesting, transmitted ideas about the world, the universe, and even about how to live a happy and successful life. Myths do all this through symbols and symbolic language.

Join us for a tour the Nashville Parthenon and explore some of the symbols of the Ancient Greek pantheon and the meaning of the battle between Athena and Poseidon. Spoiler alert: Athena wins 🙂

We will meet at 11:00 AM on the steps of the Parthenon in front of the main entrance of the museum. We will spend 20 to 30 minutes touring the outside of the building and then we’ll go into the museum (admission is $6) where we will let everyone tour the exhibits at their leisure for half an hour. We will then reconvene at the second floor by the stairs in the room of the statue of Athena where we will spend another half an hour discussing the symbolism of the Greek gods and goddesses.

After the tour, whoever wants to can grab some lunch (around 12:30 PM).

It will most likely be hot and humid so please bring water and sunblock. In case of rain we will only tour the inside of the museum.

Lecture and discussion: The Amazing Life and Death of Socrates

Wednesday February 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Nashville Public Library – Bellevue Branch
720 Baugh Road
Nashville, TN 37221

Best known for promoting the quest for knowledge, Socrates emphasized not thinking that you already know as the best starting point. He is often referred to as the father of philosophy, and is one of the most famous philosophers to ever live. Join us and discover how this brilliant, humorous sage and his teachings came to shine brightest during his darkest final days, after he was sentenced to death.

Happy New Year!

We are excited to announce our first weekly philosophical gatherings for 2019! Everyone is welcome so please join us for our upcoming topics for discussion during this month of January:

Introduction to Stoic Philosophy: Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and the Joy of Daily Living.

Philosophy and History in the Making: Golden Ages, Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Myth, History and the Spiral of History. Can we escape from cyclical traps?

Philosophy Course: Explore Wisdom of East & West

Discover the enduring value of philosophy as “love of wisdom” in a profound search for truth and meaning through 12 amazing world philosophy topics that teach us about improving ourselves and changing the world we live in by “being the change.”

– Ancient Egypt – Conception of the Human Being and the Laws of Nature

– Ancient India and the Bhagavad Gita – Learn about the great Epic story that teaches so much about overcoming fear and that has inspired great films like Star Wars

– Wisdom of Tibet and the Voice of the Silence

– Life and Teachings of Buddha – The Dhammapada and Noble Eightfold Path

– Aristotle – on Virtue and Happiness

– Plotinus and Immanuel Kant – Qualities of the Soul and the Universe

– Ancient Greece, Socrates and Plato’s Republic and the Myth of the Cavern – Learn about the journey of the prisoner soul and its path to freedom

– Ancient Rome and Marcus Aurelius – How to be true to oneself amidst challenges of modern life

– Myth, History and Time

Saturday, June 30, 2018
(10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Philosophy & Hiking: Marcus Aurelius & Buddha

meeting place: bottom of the Percy Warner Park Steps

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.”
– Buddha

A philosophy class out in nature! Join us for a session of hiking and a discussion on the teachings of these two great giants of Eastern and Western wisdom.

We will meet at the Percy Warner Steps @ 10:00 am and hike for about half an hour to Luke Lea Heights Scenic Overlook (an awesome area from which you can see the downtown Nashville skyline ) where we will have a 45 minute philosophical discussion on Buddha’s Dhammapada and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations.
Overall the event will take about 2 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes early and don’t forget to bring bug spray, sunscreen and a bottle of water for a hike to the overlook.

For more information e-mail newacropolisnashville@outlook.com
or text (954) 709-0744

Seminar and Discussion:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (6:30pm – 7:30 pm)

Discover the Myth that has inspired people for over 2,500 years to find the “hero” within and walk closer to the Universal Truth of the Cosmos.

Location: Bellevue Public Branch Library (meeting room)
720 Baugh Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Open to the general public. Free admission.

For more information, text (954) 709-0744

Thursday, February 22 (6:30pm – 7:30 pm)

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present
thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”
— The Dhammapada

Who was this man called Buddha? Discover his powerful teachings, among which are the amazing concepts of serenity, compassion and forgiveness. Learn more about Buddha’s timeless teachings!

Location: Atmalogy Cafe (inside “Grow” room)
2320 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Admissions open to the general public. Donations welcome.

For more information contact Julian Bernal at (954) 709-0744 or newacropolisnashville@outlook.com