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This Weekend- Lecture- Margaret Shipman Man as a Musical Being- Feb 17th 10:00-4:00

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Dr. Mark Hancock At The Tennessee Local Food Summit -December 2

Dr Hancock will present a lecture on Nutrition

Saturday 2:30 at the Tennessee Local Food Summit

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Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is December 1-3, 2017 and will be held at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of Nashville’s existing local food movement.

This year’s topics for discussion will be:

❧ Backyard gardening
❧ Cooking Demonstrations by famous local chefs
❧ What’s going on in Nashville’s Local Food Movement
❧ Farming

MEALS INCLUDED! Breakfast, lunch and a dinner will be made by local chefs using local ingredients. Included in full conference ticket. Lockeland Table, Husk Nashville and Nicky’s Coal Fired are some of the local restaurants who will be helping to put the meals together.

Ticket Information  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-local-food-summit-tickets-37130255594


Middle Tennessee Branch St John Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invites you to join us for a Saint John Festival Reading on Tuesday, June 21. This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Cycle of the Year  Chapter V

You can access and print this lecture from the Rudolf Steiner Archive.  Click link: https://shar.es/1JIA4Y

 

 “At this season the soul of the Earth rises in longing towards the heights seeking communion with the Universe with the light and warmth of the sun and the companions the stars.”
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Middle Tennessee Branch Whitsun Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invite you to join us for a Whitsun Festival Reading on Tuesday, May 17th  This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Festivals and Their Meaning- The WHITSUN Mystery and its
Connection with the Ascension – See more at: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/AscenPent/19230507p01.html#sthash.r1gaVy3J.dpuf

Please RSVP to Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

Working Toward a Culture of Altruism by Fred Amrine

This lecture will be held on Monday February 29th at 7:00 pm at Linden Waldorf School, located at the Trinity Presbyterian Church.  (3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215) For more information, call Barbara Bittles at 615-294-1216 or email blbittles@comcast.net .

Fred Amrine is Professor of German Studies at the University of Michigan and a lifelong student of Rudolf Steiner. He is giving numerous lectures throughout the southeast from February 28-March 5. For more information on the lectures, check http://www.anthroposophy.org.

 

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A New TN/KY Regional Biodynamic Agriculture Group

A new TN/KY regional Biodynamic agriculture group is working together this winter to learn the Demeter Standard for agriculture. Participating farms will begin peer inspection visits in 2016 in order to receive low-cost Demeter farm certification.

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Epiphany Reading January 5, 2016

The Anthroposophical Branch of Middle Tennessee will have an Epiphany reading Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read “On the Three Magi” from the Rudolf Steiner book The Festivals and Their Meaning. You may access a copy from the link https://shar.es/163rSB at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

There will be a social at 6:30 and the reading from 7:00-8:30.


Rev. Patrick Kennedy December 10-11, 2015

Anthroposophy Nashville welcomes Rev. Patrick Kennedy from Christian Community Movement for Religious Renewal to Nashville on Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11, 2015. The events will be held at 4804 Sewanee Road Nashville TN 37220. Please RSVP to Barbara Bittles at (615) 294-1216 or email blbittles@comcast.net. (more…)


Celebrating the Christ with Advent and Holy Nights Gatherings 2015

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invites you to celebrate the Christ with Advent and Holy Nights gatherings.

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Alfred Bartles Tribute Concert December 6, 2015

There will be a tribute concert honoring the life of composer Alfred Bartles on December 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore, Av., Nashville, TN 37212. Bartles was a lifelong Anthroposophist as well as a composer, arranger, cellist and jazz pianist.  (more…)


Tennessee Local Food Summit December 4-6, 2015

Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is December 4-6, 2015 and will be held at Tennessee State University.  Register at tnlocalfood.com.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC and TSU, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season. (more…)


Torin Finser Speaking December 5-6, 2015

Torin Finser, the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America, will speak December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Linden Waldorf School in the Manse building first floor at 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 (Hillsboro & Sharondale), phone (615) 354-0270.

He will speak on his most recent book,  The Second Classroom, all about the parent/school relationship. Please come join in the conversation. We will have hot cider and seasonal treats to share. Torin will have copies of The Second Classroom for sale.

He will also speak December 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Blair School of Music at the Martha Bartles Studio before the Alfred Bartles Tribute concert. The address is 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, phone (615) 322-7651. (more…)


Branch Michaelmas Gathering September 29, 2015- update

The new Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society will host a Michaelmas Gathering on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Scarritt Bennett Center at 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.  The meeting will be held in the Laskey Building, upstairs in the Clyde and Mary room.  Map of Scarritt Bennett Center.  This event is open to all who are interested in finding out about anthroposophy in Middle Tennessee. (more…)


Southeast Biodynamic Conference October 2-4, 2015

The Southeast Biodynamic Conference will be held the weekend of October 2-4, 2015 in Red Boiling Springs, TN. The theme this year is “Training New Farmers.” Whether you are just starting out or a long-time practitioner of biodynamics, there is something for you.  (more…)


“On the Archangel Michael” Two Talks by Michael Ronall August 8 & 9, 2015

Michael Ronall will give two talks “On the Archangel Michael” Saturday and Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Scarritt-Bennett Center (International Room), 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.  These talks are open to the public and donations are welcome. (more…)


Glen Williamson to perform “The Incarnation of the Logos” August 9, 2015

Glen Williamson will perform “The Incarnation of the Logos” Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Scarritt-Bennett Center (International Room) at 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212. Donations are welcome. (more…)


Reading of Rudolf Steiner’s “Spiritual Bells of Easter” April 28, 2015

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will host an Easter reading on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. The text will be “Spiritual Bells of Easter II” from The Festivals and Their Meaning by Rudolf Steiner. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.


Reading of Rudolf Steiner’s “Faith, Hope and Love” March 17, 2015

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will host a Lent reading on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. The text will be “Faith, Love and Hope: The Third Revelation To Mankind” (GA130) by Rudolf Steiner. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.


“Light, Darkness & Color” Workshop with Martha Loving Orgain April 3-4, 2015

Painting therapist Martha Loving Orgain will present a workshop in Nashville on “Light, Darkness & Color” on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 2015.

Martha will begin with a lecture on Friday, April 3 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. followed by a day of charcoal and watercolor painting on Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with lunch provided. The cost of the lecture, workshop and lunch is $50 plus a $10 materials fee. The lecture on Friday is $10 for those who are not attending the workshop on Saturday. (more…)


Frederick Amrine to Speak on “American Spirituality: Eurythmy and the History of Dance” March 1, 2015

Professor Frederick Amrine will speak on “American Spirituality: Eurythmy and the History of Dance” on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the home of Barbara Bittles at 313 Lauderdale Rd., Nashville, TN 37205. (more…)


Advent and Holy Nights Readings 2014

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will hold an Advent reading on December 9 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

The Michael Study Group of Nashville will hold an Advent reading followed by a potluck on December 16 at 3:30 pm at Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net.

A Holy Nights reading and dinner will be held the evening of December 28 at the home of Barbara Bittles. For time and directions, RSVP to Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net.

Everyone is welcome.

“The great festivals stand as symbols leading us to use our feeling and thinking in order to bring about an experience of the union with the universe, not in an indefinite way but in a most decided fashion. If this is felt again, the festivals become something different from what they are today. They will become implanted in soul and heart in a living way, and they will become what they are intended to be for us, that is, focal points in the year that join us to the spirit of the universe.”
– Rudolf Steiner (GA 54)


“The Mystery Journey of Johannes and Maria” Dramatic Performance on November 14, 2014

J&M-croppedOn November 14, 2014, Nashville will welcome professional actors from New York, Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson, for a performance of The Mystery Journey of Johannes and Maria, which is currently touring the US and Canada. The play highlights the dramatic relationship between the two main characters of Rudolf Steiner’s Four Mystery Dramas.

Johannes, a young artist, befriended by Maria, the most advanced pupil of a high spiritual master and initiate, seeks his own spiritual development. As he struggles through joy and despair, certainty and illusion, triumph and disaster, his friend accompanies him, guiding him along the path with her own ever-growing strength and love. The drama traces the characters’ paths and destinies from ancient times up to the twentieth century, vividly depicting the interplay of karma and free will at work as human beings struggle to take responsibility for their destiny. (more…)


Memorial for Les Phillips on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Please join us for Les Phillips’ memorial service on at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. Les was the husband of Phyllis Phillips and a founding member of the Nashville Anthroposophy group.

“Les,” as he is remembered by many, was a forward looking person. He lived a life filled with love and laughter, an interest in ideas, people and places, a belief in human potential, long walks, and the New York Times. He was deeply loved and is missed by family, friends, and colleagues.


Whitsun Reading on June 8, 2014

Nashville anthroposophists will gather to celebrate the Whitsun festival on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2:30-4 PM with a reading of Rudolf Steiner’s 1910 lecture “Whitsun: the Festival of the Free Individuality” (GA118). Copies of the reading will be provided.

For more information and directions, contact Barbara Bittles (615) 294-1216 blbittles@comcast.net or Anne Nicholson (615) 426-3395 annenich@gmail.com.