Cortona Week “Science and the Wholeness of Life” goes online in 2021: Cortona Pearls “Society in Flux: Choosing Paths”
To keep the flame alive in this critical time, the “Cortona Pearls 2021” Online Project brings the inspiring gift of a monthly event to your home: Illustrious speakers and guests from across the world share their insights about emerging themes from ecology to biodiversity, from political economy to democracy, from science to spirituality, from artificial intelligence to space science. Confirmed speakers are Br. David Steindl-Rast, Fritjof Capra, Joan Halifax, Stuart Kauffman, Francesco Grillo, Maneka Gandhi, Federico Faggin, Cliff Saron, Jörg Rasche, Shantena Sabbatini, Nora Bateson, Ernesto Burgio, Marinella de Simoni, Susan Eirich, Kamran Mofid, Christer Sodenberg, Tomas Bjorgmann, Franco Giovannelli, Gioia Lussana, Mauro Bergonzi.
Each 90-minute Pearl will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by small group dialogs and a plenary session for Q&A. The program will be enriched by excerpts from our classic Cortona workshops and musical events.
Start date: February 27th, 5 pm Central European Time; end date: End of 2021
Pearl 1 on February 27: Introductory message from Brother David Steindl-Rast, followed by a talk of political economist Francesco Grillo, and some musical Cortona surprises.
Pearl 2 March 2021: The First Pandemic of Anthropocene by Dr. Ernesto Burgio
Pearl 3 on Apr 24 from 5-6:30 pm CET):
Susan Eirich, EarthFire Institute, Idaho, USA – “Reawakening our bond with our Wild Earth”
Introduction by Mirjam Luthe, Teacher and International Affairs Manager at Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, San Diego, USA
Pearl 4 on Saturday, 29th May 2021: Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of the Upaya Zen Center “Altars in the Street: Compassion in Action”
Please register HERE at www.cortonafriends.org for free. You will then receive the link for the Zoom session. Upon registering, you will be asked for a donation in the amount you deem appropriate and supportive to this project. (NB: If you are a 2021 paid-up member of the Cortona Friends Association, you are invited for free to access the events in 2021.) Live stream will be offered on Facebook and Youtube. The sessions will be recorded and available afterwards on Facebook @Cortonafriends.org.
We look forward to this exciting journey with old and new friends from all over the world!