PYTHAGORAS' WISDOM FOR OUR TIME AND THE FUTURE
Seminar by Daniel Levy
11-15 August 2018 / European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece
The seminar explores Pythagoras’ teachings and their applications at all levels: education, medicine, music and science. It also explores the benefits for individuals, groups, communities and organisations. The seminar will demonstrate the applications of Pythagoras’ wisdom in the contemporary world.
There are places in the world that enshrine deep meanings for our civilizations, past, present and future.
Delphi, about one hundred miles northwest of Athens, in Greece, is one of them. It is a place where Pythagoras was inspired in the 6th century BC and that can inspire all those interested in sharing knowledge and wisdom about the true nature of the human being as well as the evolution of human societies and habitats.
The Seminar will take place at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (E.C.C.D.) that was founded in 1977 as a result of the inspiration and initiative of Konstantinos Karamanlis, with the view of setting up a European and worldwide intellectual centre in Delphi.
Immersed in a scented pine forest, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth and based on the rocks of the mountain called Parnassus, the European Cultural Centre of Delphi is minutes from the well-preserved ruins of the temple of Apollo and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia.
The seminar is aimed towards educators, psychologists, philosophers, therapists, musicians, artists, researchers and all those with an interest in transformative training through the seminar's core subject.
The seminar will be hosted at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi’s Dionysos Hall on the the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of August 2018.
On the evening of the 15th, the participants will attend the recital of the pianist Daniel Levy at the Frynihos open air theatre in the European Cultural Centre of Delphi. The concert will feature works of composers of Western music and piano improvisations inspired by Delphi. The recital forms part of the seminar training experience.
The first thirty-six participants will be accommodated in the ECCD Guesthouse, located amidst pine forested slopes near the Dionysos Hall.
Children are welcome. There will be trained carers who will entertain them at the premises of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi during seminar hours.
The seminar will include informative and inspiring speeches by Daniel Levy, participatory learning and hands-on experiences, including sound and music listening exercises. The overall method will encourage community building, harmonious relationships and self-expression among the participants.
The world renowned pianist and director/co-founder of the International Academy of Euphony, developed the educational method of Euphony in 1982, using music as a tool to understanding the Art of Listening.
His workshops and seminars offer a deep insight into the ways in which a skill that we so often take for granted, can transform our personal and professional lives.
Having spent 30 years studying music and sound, DANIEL LEVY authored the book Euphony, the Sound of Life – an investigation of the effects of sound on the human being. The book went on to become the core text in a celebrated European Union Socrates Grundtvig course, where DANIEL LEVY was also the main tutor.
Levy’s speaking engagements and seminars focus on listening as an essential human resource, offering each participant the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of sound and music and its intimate relationship with our body, emotions, mind and intuition.
He is also the author of the book Pythagoras and Euphony - The Challenge of Knowing How to Listen - which deals with the core of the Pythagorean wisdom: the world of Sound, the human constitution and the relationship with cosmic forces in close correspondence.
In 2017 he joined the Global Listening Centre as Honorable Director.
Typical seminar daily schedule
|09.30||Activities of the day|
|11.15||Continuation of the activities of the day|
|15.00||Continuation of the activities of the day|
|16.15||Continuation of the activities of the day|
|17.15||Evaluation of the day|
|18.00||Free time until dinner|
- Registrations to the seminar are open until 15 April 2018
- Lunches and dinners are planned in nearby restaurants.
- Visits to the archaeological sites are planned on the seminar's second day.
- The participation fee is 1250 Euros which includes tuition, accommodation from the 10th of August until the 16th (six nights), coffee breaks, lunches and dinners.
- Transport from Athens is organised through buses from Athens International Airport to the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, twice on the 10th of August (arrival day) and on the 16th of August (departure day) from Delphi to Athens International Airport.