Welcome to the Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley

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UPCOMING  EVENTS:  Fall /Winter 2019/2020

Event dates can also be found on our calendar page

 

 

Book Club: Prisons We Choose To Live Inside by Doris Lessing

Sunday November 24th, 11am

Neutra House (181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

This month, we’ll be reading ‘Prisons We Choose to Live Inside’ by Doris Lessing. All are welcome, though please read the book and bring along at least one point for discussion. If you have chance, look over the list to help choose the next book http://ethicalsiliconvalley.org/ecssv-book-club/>/p>

Abstract (from http://www.supersummary.com/prisons-we-choose-to-live-inside/summary/):

British-Rhodesian author Doris Lessing’s collection of five essays, Prisons We Choose to Live Inside (1987), explores themes of society, government, and religion. The author is particularly concerned with what the “soft sciences” (i.e. psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.) can tell us about patterns of human behavior. The essays are conversational in tone, as they were adapted from a series of lectures delivered during the 1985 Massey Lectures held annually in Canada.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Video Night With Discussion And Food

Wednesday November 27th, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

Join us for another video exploring issues related to ethics. We will look into the deeper and more introspective questions in life. The goal of the night is to be inspired and motivated to pursue meaningful virtues in our everyday lives. Suggestions for videos under 30 minutes are welcome!

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30. PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home. RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)


Friday Morning Ethics Discussion

Friday December 6th, 10am to noon

Holder’s Country Inn (998 S. DeAnza Blvd, San Jose CA 95129)

Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we’ll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!


Coffee and Conversation

Sunday December 8th, 11am

Neutra House (181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

Coffee & Conversation sessions are informal, inclusive, supportive gatherings. We just talk about things that are on our minds, things that make for, or detract from, a fulfilling human life in the real world for ourselves and for other people. We listen to each other, share our thoughts, sip our hot drinks, and enjoy being together. We do this at Neutra House in Los Altos the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 in the morning. Linda and John will lead the discussion.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Winter Festival

Sunday December 15th, 11am

Neutra House (181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

What is the Winter Festival? It’s a sharing session. Everyone is encouraged to share something: tell a story, read a poem, show a picture, do a song, a skit, a joke, a show-and-tell, something you made, a group game, anything you think others might appreciate. And we’re a pretty appreciative bunch! It can relate to the winter season/solstice/holidays but it doesn’t have to. Keep it under five minutes if you can. Then stay for the pot-luck too!

The program begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a potluck lunch from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Please join us for either or both!

If you’d like to sign up to bring a dish or to share something during the program, please use our contact form.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Evening Ethics Discussion and Food

Wednesday December 18th 2019, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

Ethical dilemmas from our daily lives will be the focus of the discussion. Bring ethical situations you personally face to the group for a hearty and thoughtful discussion. For instance, are you faced with an ethical choice and wonder what the right thing to do is? Does something you see in the media make you wince because you think it’s unethical? Did some person act in a way that received media attention because it was seen as very “moral” and it got you thinking about what you would do in the same situation? Bring it to the group and we’ll discuss it!

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30. PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home. RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)


Friday Morning Ethics Discussion

Friday December 20th, 10am to noon

Holder’s Country Inn (998 S. DeAnza Blvd, San Jose CA 95129)

Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we’ll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!


Video Night With Discussion And Food

Wednesday December 25th, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

Join us for another video exploring issues related to ethics. We will look into the deeper and more introspective questions in life. The goal of the night is to be inspired and motivated to pursue meaningful virtues in our everyday lives. Suggestions for videos under 30 minutes are welcome!

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30. PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home. RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)


Friday Morning Ethics Discussion

Friday January 3rd,  2020, 10am to noon

Holder’s Country Inn (998 S. DeAnza Blvd, San Jose CA 95129)

Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we’ll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!


Coffee and Conversation

Sunday January 12th, 2020, 11am

Neutra House (181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

Coffee & Conversation sessions are informal, inclusive, supportive gatherings. We just talk about things that are on our minds, things that make for, or detract from, a fulfilling human life in the real world for ourselves and for other people. We listen to each other, share our thoughts, sip our hot drinks, and enjoy being together. We do this at Neutra House in Los Altos the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 in the morning. Linda and John will lead the discussion.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!