January 11, 2020 - Curiosity As A Tool For Enriching One’s LifeStudies have revealed that the greatest opportunities for joy, purpose, happiness, and personal growth in life happens when we are mindful of the world around us, when we explore what is new or novel, and when we live in the moment and embrace uncertainty. Positive events last longer and we can extract more pleasure and meaning from them when we remain open to new experiences and relish the unknown. Curiosity offers us a tool for building lasting and meaningful relationships, improving mental and physical health, increasing creativity, and boosting productivity. In this course Bro and Dr. Plummer will share studies that have been conducted that reveal that curiosity plays a very critical role in the pursuit of a meaningful life and that it offers a gateway to the creation of profound intimacy, insights, and meaning in life. He will also share tools and techniques that can be used to renew the relationships with the curious explorer in one's self. And he says a good place to begin is to ask yourself the question, "Are you curious to know more?"
Instructor: RW Charlie Plummer
Location: Messalonskee Lodge, Oakland 9AM-12PM
February 8, 2020 - Critical ThinkingThis presentation is on the importance of Critical Thinking in society and our lives. Don McDougal and George Macdougall present on what Critical Thinking is, where it is used, how easily the brain can be fooled and ways to get to the correct decision. The presentation includes class activities to emphasize the importance of observation and using probability when there are no sound facts to go on. It uses riddles to demonstrate the importance of understanding what the question really is and then the deductive process to solve it. It ends with a presentation on how the brain functions.
Instructor: RW George Macdougall and RW Doug McDougal
Location: Meridian Splendor, Newport 9AM-12PM
February 15, 2020 - Jurisprudence“A survey of the sources of Masonic principles and usages, of Masonic law and an analysis of how the former are expressed in the latter.”
Instructor: MW Wayne T. Adams
Location: Rising Sun Lodge, Penobscot 9AM-12PM
March 7, 2020 - Tenets & Cardinal VirtuesThis opportunity is designed to be an interactive study of the fundamental beliefs and responsibilities of Freemasonry as presented in the tenets and the cardinal virtues which are so beautifully embedded in our ritual but which are too often hurried by. Special emphasis is placed upon the moral and the deeply spiritual nature of these essentials and the crucial need for the presence and practice in our present world situation.
Instructor: RW Doug Taft and W. Karl Furtado
Location: Freedom Lodge, Limerick 9AM-12PM
March 14, 2020 - Myth & Freemasonry (This class has been Cancelled)!!!The purpose of this class is to express the basic and central nature of the spiritual life of the local Lodges as the foundation upon which Freemasonry is properly built. It will present information to the attendees, provide the opportunity for discussion and explanation, and utilize the true nature of the fraternity as an on-going resource for continued education and goal realization.
Instructor: MW Mark Rustin
Location: Tranquil Lodge, Auburn 9AM-12PM