Events

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Raleigh Acts of Kindness: Read and Volunteer
We mark this year’s National Day of Service and Remembrance with the second part of our volunteering project. As is traditional, selected readings from books and authors from East and West (Buddha, Plato, etc.) will open the event to promote personal development, inner harmony and compassion. Every Raleigh Acts of Kindness has something to offer for the “head, heart and hands.”
LOCATION: Aversboro Coffee – 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC

Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Philosophy of Plato and Socrates: The Last Days of Socrates @ Finally Friday Apex
A heartwarming dialogue between Socrates and his closest disciples about the nature of life written by Plato, the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy and the founder of the Academy in Athens.
LOCATION: All Booked Up Bookstore – 104 N Salem St, Apex, NC

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Raleigh Acts of Kindness: Read and Volunteer
Join us for this month’s “Read and Volunteer program!” We will start our volunteering project with selected readings from books and authors from East and West (Buddha, Plato, etc.) that promote personal development, inner harmony and compassion. Every Raleigh Acts of Kindness has something to offer for the “head, heart and hands.” This time we will be focusing on origami kits for the WakeMed Children’s Play Room.
LOCATION: Aversboro Coffee – 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Voice of the Silence
From Tibet, the “spiritual navel of the world,” comes to us The Voice of the Silence, a small book of instructions for those interested in spiritual development, inner harmony and true compassion. Enter the magic of these captivating snowy lands of mystery and legend!
LOCATION: Cameron Village Regional Library – 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Voice of the Silence @ Finally Friday Apex
From Tibet, the “spiritual navel of the world,” comes to us The Voice of the Silence, a small book of instructions for those interested in spiritual development, inner harmony and true compassion. Enter the magic of these captivating snowy lands of mystery and legend!
LOCATION: All Booked Up Bookstore – 104 N Salem St, Apex, NC

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Life and Teachings of Buddha @ Finally Friday Apex
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” Join us for this interesting workshop on the life and teachings of Siddharta Gautama, the Buddha. We will talk about his Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths.
LOCATION: All Booked Up Bookstore – 104 N Salem St, Apex, NC

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Raleigh Acts of Kindness
Join us to put together crafts to bring to the Ronald McDonald House program at WakeMed Children’s Hospital.
LOCATION: Aversboro Coffee – 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Comparative Philosophies of East and West
Ancient India, Tibet, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Bhagavad Gita, Buddha, Voice of the Silence, Plato, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius.
LOCATION: Cameron Village Regional Library – 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Life and Teachings of Buddha
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” Join us for this interesting workshop on the life and teachings of Siddharta Gautama, the Buddha. We will talk about his Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths.
LOCATION: Cameron Village Regional Library – 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Myth of Cupid and Psyche
Love (Cupid) and Soul (Psyche) united in this fascinating and timeless story. An inspiring myth of redemption and union from the “Book of Transformations” by Apuleius. The myth follows Psyche, symbol of the soul represented as a young maiden, in her quest and trials to discover the meaning of life and love. This fascinating myth will leave you thinking!
LOCATION: Cameron Village Regional Library – 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Wisdom for the Soul, from East & West
New Acropolis Raleigh presents Wisdom for the Soul, from East & West, Ideas for the heart, from different cultures & parts of the world: Greece, China, Tibet, Rome, India, Egypt, more… This is a 12 week course which meets on Thursdays.
LOCATION: All Booked Up Bookstore – 104-B N. Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Earth Day
Today is the day we celebrate our planet. Let’s treat it with more respect. Maybe we need to treat it with a little more love and a lot less abuse.🌱

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Last Days of Socrates
New Acropolis Raleigh presents Last Days of Socrates, a heart warming dialogue between Socrates and his closest disciples about the nature of life,
written by Plato, the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy and the founder of the Academy in Athens.
LOCATION: Cameron Village Regional Library – 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Raleigh Acts of Kindness
invites you to
Valentine’s VolunteeringCelebrate Valentine’s Day by giving to others
Join us to put together crafts to bring to the Ronald McDonald House program at Wake Med Children’s Hospital.
LOCATION: Aversboro Coffee, 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Raleigh Acts of Kindness
invites you to
Christmas Cards for Hayden
We will be making cards for Hayden, a five-year-old cancer patient from Greenville. All Hayden wants for Christmas is a Christmas card. He loves getting mail, even more when it has his name on it. We want to make Hayden’s holiday special with Christmas cards made especially for him. Join us so we can put a smile on Hayden’s face.
LOCATION: Aversboro Coffee, 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Plato, Buddha and Fresh Coffee
A night dedicated to the teachings of Plato and Buddha’s timeless teachings from “The Dhammapada”
LOCATION: Aversboro Coffee, 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Zen Wisdom, Green Tea & Chocolate Chip Cookies
An afternoon of Zen Wisdom in celebration of World Philosophy* Day
Join us for an hour of Zen stories! Zen stories are short, funny and guaranteed to make you think! They will leave you pondering upon qualities such as inner clarity, the power of the mind, simplicity, and more. Sip on a cup of green tea as you enter the world of Zen stories, a world of timeless wisdom.
LOCATION: Halle Cultural Arts Center, Studio A, 237 N. Salem Street, Apex, NC

*The word “philosophy” comes from the Ancient Greek “philosophia” which literally means “love of wisdom.” World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to underline the value of philosophy, not speculative, but as a tool to give meaning to life.