Online Discovery Week

July 5 - 10, 2020

A Feast of Learning

We're moving our usual Discovery Week Online. You will learn lots! Here's what it includes:

  • On Sunday: Two introductory talks set the stage. One gives an overview of world religions. The second on how to see religions clearly, while being careful of some distorting lenses.

  • Weekday Mornings: Five talks, one each on five religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and First Nations

  • Weekday Afternoons: Five interviews with Guides from each tradition. The Guide will speak briefly and then we'll open for Q&A.

  • Extra Sessions: On Tuesday and Friday, you have the opportunity to participate in a small group conversation in an online breakout room. You will be learning a lot so this gives time to process, and to hear what others have noticed. Also, there will be an electronic board where you can post questions all week. Brian will post answers for everyone to see and, on Thursday, he will hold a special "Ask Me Anything" session where you can post questions about the week, about religion, or anything else that emerges. 

  • In Addition: You will get an electronic coursepack that contains highlights from the classes plus loads of additional information on each tradition. 

  • The whole week will be conducted safely via videoconference.

Virtual DW - Schedule - Short Website  -

Brian is a charismatic speaker, full of knowledge & humor. Getting a glimpse inside each faith is mind expanding. If you love knowledge for its own sake, attend.

M. Evans

It was the best lecture on Hinduism that I have ever heard. I now understand why I had a difficult time learning about it growing up.

S. Khare

Brian is a gifted and engaging teacher; but beyond that, it's obvious he loves world religions and the people that practice them.

S. Kurlowich

Instructor: Brian Carwana

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