The Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, where approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week season, and a total of over 100,000 attend scheduled public events.
Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts.
(for more information, see their website: www.ciweb.org)
The theme of the week was “The Pursuit of Happiness”, and we are fortunate to have DVDs of five different lectures associated with that theme that were presented. The lectures are:
Why should we pursue happiness? By Karen Armstrong
A conversation with Thomas Jefferson by Hunter R. Rawlings and Bill Barker
Happiness was not a ‘pursuit’ by Hunter R. Rawlings and Bill Barker
It could always be worse by Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Neurobiological basis of happiness by Marina Picciotto
The DVDs are available for checkout, and may be used for classroom or personal use.