The Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Anthroposophical Society will sponsor a two-day presentation by KASPAR HAUSER WEST II on the mystery of the being Kaspar Hauser. Both Eckart Böhmer and Richard Steel will give a series of lectures. There will also be a dramatic reading, stories, poems and singing. March 29-31 at the Paloma Hall, 4096 Fairway Drive, Soquel, CA. For more information, visit: https://www.anthroposophysantacruz.com/kaspar-hauser-west-ii/
Getting Out of Their Way:
Fostering Creativity, Imagination and Initiative in Today’s Waldorf High School Students
What does it mean to an adolescent to be creative? How can we, as teachers, make the space and mood to foster creativity? If given the chance, will our students take the initiative to let their imaginations roam and bring to life ideas never before thought?
Joan Caldarera and Jon McAlice will lead morning sessions exploring aspects of inner development, individuality and presence in adolescents. Afternoons will be focused on practices for increasing self-directed activity in the various disciplines.
It is possible that now we are called to challenge the students, provide the materials they need—and then to get out of their way as they discover the world for themselves. What would it look like in our classrooms if we were advisors, not evaluators; if our students acted as peer reviewers and “graded” each other? If failure were seen as just another possibility on the way to understanding? If teachers and students actively engaged the unknown—together?
February 17-19, 2019
Summerfield Waldorf School
Cost: $150 includes snack and lunch
For information contact Beth: [email protected]
A collaborative workshop for Waldorf teachers sponsored by:
San Francisco Waldorf School
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm
A Special Community Gathering: The Present Moment
3:00 – 5:00 pm – SF Waldorf High School
You are invited to share in the first of several community gatherings around
themes that concern us today..in the Present Moment:
Who are we as a people?
Who am I as an individual in this present time?
Themes to explore:
Can we find community in a time of deep concern about political, social,
economic, spiritual uncertainty?
Can we find humanity in a time of mechanization in all spheres of life, including thinking?
What is the Threefold Commonwealth and can we strive towards attaining it? Can I find the good?
We ask that you consider sharing with the group, for 5 minutes, a concern that you prepare in advance of the gathering. You will be asked to sign-in on a list of those who would like to speak. We will time ourselves! We will also break out into groups that would like to develop and “carry” a theme to be presented in future Present Moment gatherings.
We sincerely hope to see you soon
FEBRUARY 3, SUNDAY, FROM 3-5 pm
The San Francisco Waldorf High School
470 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA
January 16 – Wednesday
The San Francisco Waldorf School and reGeneration present:
Manar Vosgueritchian is educational director for the House of Hope, an aspiring Waldorf school in the West Bank. Manar is studying Waldorf education at the David Yellin Academic College of Education in West Jerusalem. She is a seasoned art and music therapy provider for children experiencing toxic stress and trauma and a seasoned practitioner of Nonviolent Communication.
reGeneration is an American interfaith non-profit organization that advances peacebuilding through innovative approaches to early childhood education. http://regenerationeducation.org/
This event takes place in the Eurythmy Room at the SFWS Grade School Campus
2938 Washington Street (at Divisadero)
Parking is limited neighborhood parking. Muni lines 1, 3 and 24 accessible.
Click here to download a flier.
For more information, please visit: www.supportinghouseofhope.org or watch this video: https://vimeo.com/285140820.
November 4: Bay Area Gathering
November 7: This War Is Not Inevitable
November 9-10: Biography Workshop
November 10: Children, Health & Illness
November 11: All Souls
information about these five events is available below
How, and for what ends, is Platonism alive and at work in our current culture?
Please join the Bay Area Anthroposophical Group to hear Edgar Castellini, PhD, speak on the nature and history of Platonism in Western culture, addressing questions of interest to anthroposophists: What were some of the fundamental ideas of Plato the Athenian? How were the ideas of Plato and the Neo-Platonists further developed at the dawn of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch (Florentine Renaissance)? His talk will be accompanied and illustrated by selections from the paintings of Rafael Sanzio, as well as from the writings of R.W. Emerson, S.T. Coleridge, C.G. Jung, Thornton Wilder, and Owen Barfield.
Ed Castellini joins us from Sebastopol, CA, where he is active in the local Anthroposophical Society Branch.
******************IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE PROGRAM DALE ROBINSON, THERAPEUTIC EURYTHMIST FROM THE EAST BAY, WILL LEAD US INTO A DEEPER EXPERIENCE OF THE THREEFOLD SOUL FORCES IN THE AGE OF MICHAEL******************
***********Finally, Dave Alsop will bring an update about the AGM in New Orleans***********
Written by Michael Hedley Burton, this play about war, hope and human struggle brings pathos to Rudolf Steiner’s attempt to introduce the Threefold Social Order at the end of WWI.
When: November 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
For more information click here: Nov 7 – Performance – replacement poster
Adults and Teens are invited to a Michaelmas Festival in San Francisco
We will share profound ideas about this important festival by reading a play together, conversing, exploring the meaning of comets, greeting friends who are aware of the deep significance of this festival. Music! Snacks!
Where: The San Francisco Waldorf High School. 470 W. Portal Ave, San Francisco
We would like to apologize to the anthroposophic community of California, as our website, www.anthroposophybayarea.org, has been down for several months. We had been using a low-cost server, and it appears that our website was subject to a type of cyber attack that left the site electronically muddled and inaccessible for quite some time, befuddling tech helpers at over three organizations.
We are happy to announce that finally, we have successfully managed to transfer the site to a new hosting company which will provide better protection for the website as well as faster load times. There are still a few visual glitches that await correction, but the site is fully functional. Many new integrations have been put in place to ensure that the site will continue to function well. In addition, several members have joined a group administering the website. The new hosting service costs $300 per year, and we are welcoming contributions to help cover this cost. If you are able, please send a check to Susan Overhauser at 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite B203, Lafayette, CA 94549, or through PayPal to [email protected] We are all very grateful for your contributions!
We could also use a few volunteers to help ensure that the information and links on the website are still current. We could use one volunteer each for the Groups page, the Schools page, the Services page, the Links page, the More Links Page, and the Anthroposophy page. For the Groups and Schools and Services pages, this would involve contacting each entity to ensure that the information is still accurate. For the Links and More Links pages, this would simply involve testing all the links and reporting which links are broken, and, if possible, find corrected links.
If you are willing to volunteer to help ensure the information is up to date on this website, please contact us using our contact page. Thank you so much!