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RWE at the OPEN CENTER in NYC

 
          June 27 (7:45pm)
Emerson and the East 
     a lecture by Barbara Solowey
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EMERSON AND THE EAST
Lecture with Mrs. Barbara Solowey
Monday June 27th 7:45pm -9:45pm
at the
Open Center,
83 Spring Street, 212-219-2527 to order

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During his early teenage years, already a student at Harvard University, Emerson first began reading the great writings of

Indian philosophy: The Bhagavad Gita, The Laws of Manu, The Upanishads, The Vishnu Purana- amongst many others. Throughout his entire life he sought their company and was drawn to the knowledge of Unity. As he put it:

“In all nations there are minds which incline to dwell in the conception of the fundamental Unity. This tendency finds its highest expression in the religious writings of the East. Those writings contain little else than this idea, and they rise to pure and sublime strains in celebrating it.”

At the heart of Emerson’s Transcendental teachings is his own uniquely inspired and eloquent expression of these concepts. Join us to explore “Emerson and the Eastern Connection”. Find out why the Sage of Concord is called a Hindu Yankee

to order: 212-219-2527 Open Center, NYC

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Emerson's Study

Ralph Waldo Emerson lived at “Bush,” as the family called the house, from 1835 until his death in 1882. 

RWE.org highly recommeneds a visit to Emerson’s house

Hours: Mid-April thru October;  
Open Thurs-Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 2-4:30pm
Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, Mass.
Transportation: Follow Cambridge Turnpike out of Concord center; just before Concord Museum; the house is on the right.
Phone: 978/369-2236
Prices: Guided tours only: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students.
Season: Closed November to mid-April
Special: Call to arrange group tours (10 people or more)

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson House
in Concord, MA
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History

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute was formally established in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of New York. However, the original web site, rwe.org, was established by James Manley in 1996 as part of Webtoast Internet Services. The site emerged as a personal interest of Mr. Manley’s and it gradually attracted support and recognition from organizations such as the Emerson Society and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association.

As the Bicentennial celebrations of Emerson’s birth approached in 2003, rwe.org became the clearing house for events and became a focus for programs and publications about Emerson. During that year, Manley was joined by Dr. Richard Geldard as Advisor to the site. Dr. Geldard has written three books on Emerson and a fourth, The Essential Transcendtalists, will be published in Fall 2005 by Tarcher/Putnam.

In 2004, the Institute became a non-prfit corporation with a Board of Directors. Joining the Board was Dr. Susan Imholz as Director of Development and Treasurer, Barbara Soloway, a fine teacher of Emerson’s work in New York, and Alexander Forbes Emerson, as Vice-Chairman. Mr Emerson is a poet in his own right and is the great-great grandson of Ralph Waldo.

As of this date, February of 2005, rwe.org is the only site which has made available all of the published material in the Centenary Edition of the Complete Works. The intention is to also gradually make available more work, including the Journals and Notebooks and the Complete Letters.