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World Religions Discovery Week 2018

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Multi-Faith Centre

569 Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

Canada

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Explore 11 religions and observe sacred rituals


Through years of practice we have honed our schedule to optimize the combination of excellent lecture, guides, arresting architecture, and visits timed to observe ritual and communal life. You'll explore with a great group of people, savour tasty food and, lastly, you'll love the classes - participants often marvel at how scholarly yet accessible they are.


Lectures

We begin with our 'keystone'​ lecture "To See, To Be, To Do,” that offers a panoramic map of the religious topography and provides a framework for studying religions.

Throughout the week, classes provide you with excellent insight into these religions:

  • Daoism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Native Spirituality
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Wicca
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • Rasta
  • Sikhism


Site Visits

Between classes, we venture out to visit places of worship, visiting at least one site for each religion.

The visits are more than tours. You will meet hosts, encounter communities, ask questions, explore fantastic architecture, share meals, and often observe ritual. In some instances, we will be invited to join in and experience the ritual ourselves (optional, never obligatory).


Registration fee includes

  • All food costs (two or three meals a day - $120 value!)
  • All bus transportation
  • All classes
  • All presentation highlights & course companion book
  • All donations to houses of worship visited

Note: Price rises to $590.00 on April 30. Accommodation is not included.

Schedule​

Sunday

​Afternoon
Class: The Landscape of World Religions
Class: Wicca
Visit: Wiccan Shop

Evening
Class: Thinking About the Week
Visit: Wiccan ritual (participate or observe)

Monday

Morning
Class: Hinduism
Visit: Hindu Temple
Visit: Hare Krishna Temple (includes lunch)

Afternoon
Class: Native Spirituality
Visit: Native Lodge

Evening
Visit: Hindu Temple (includes aarti ritual)

Tuesday

Morning
Class: Judaism
Visit: Hasidic Jewish Yeshiva
Lunch: Middle Eastern Restaurant

Afternoon
Class: Daoism
Visit: Daoist Temple (includes Tai Chi)

Evening
Free Evening

Wednesday

Morning
Class: Zoroastrianism
Class: Buddhism
Visit: Zen Buddhist Temple (includes meditation)

Afternoon
Visit: Zoroastrian Temple
Visit: Pure Land Buddhist Temple
Cultural Experience: China Town

Evening
Free Evening

Thursday

Morning
Class: Christianity
Class: Evangelicalism & Pentecostalism
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Afternoon
Visit: Evangelical Church
Class: Rastafari
Class: Sikhism

Evening
Visit: Rasta Shop
Visit: Sikh Temple (includes langar meal, kirtan, & Sukh Asan ritual)

Friday

Morning
Class: Islam

Afternoon
Visit: Mosque (Includes lunch, congregational prayer & sermon)
Visit: Eastern Orthodox Church
Cultural Experience: Little India

Evening
Free Evening

Saturday

Morning
Visit: Reform Jewish Synagogue (Shabbat service)

Afternoon
Closing Session

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Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

Canada

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