"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world but in being able to remake ourselves" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
In a time when the world was shaken by two world wars, atomic bombs and the Holocaust, one man managed to lead more than 450 million people in what is known as the greatest pacifist revolution in history. Through non-violent means, Gandhi proposed an ethical model in which the ends do not justify the means; teachings that would later inspire millions around the world including leaders such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, New Acropolis Toronto (along with several New Acropolis centres across the world) would like to honour the memory and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
How did Mohandas Gandhi, an ordinary young man who was shy and battered by failures, become Mahatma Gandhi: one of the greatest spiritual idealists and leaders that the world has ever seen?
What was the source of his knowledge and how did he use this knowledge to transform himself into a warrior of peace? How was he able to integrate the ideals of truth, love and service into his everyday life?
Join us for a lecture to discover Gandhi's inner transformation and how we can all awaken the spiritual idealist within. Let's begin the journey of the peaceful, real and sustainable change that we want to see in the world!
- Out of respect for those in attendance, doors will close at 1:00 pm
- The event is being held on the third floor in the Viola Desmond room
Parth Doshi was born in Mumbai, India. Even though Parth was raised in a Jain community, his outlook on life was more spiritual and philosophical than religious. From a young age, he was on a quest to understand how to live life with more depth and meaning. This never left his side no matter what he did or where he was: his early years in Mumbai, frequent travels in his teen years to South east Asia for squash training and competitions, getting his Bachelor's degree while competing in varsity squash at Williams College in Maryland, USA and working in the tech sector in Boston.
In 2007 he met New Acropolis in Boston and immediately discovered his passion for applied Philosophy as a path to bring profound and sustainable change. This led to him to re-discover the life of Gandhi but from the lens of Gandhi's inner transformation, so essential and relevant for all of us today.
Professionally, Parth is an IT consultant but what lights up his life is volunteering at New Acropolis. He is an instructor and also the Director of New Acropolis in Toronto
1) What is the format and duration of the event ?
Event will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - it is a lecture format with some multimedia, a 10 minute break at around 2:00 pm, then leaving some time for Q&A.
2) Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
If you purchase a student ticket, please bring your ID. Age requirement for this event is 15 years and above.
3) What are my transportation / parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public transportation: Subway and Street Car. If driving, parking on the street or you can park for $6 until 6:00 pm at the 66 Sullivan Street parking lot. More parking options can be found on www.parkopedia.com
4) What's the refund policy?
All sales are final. If something comes up last minute and you cannot make it, we can apply the value of your ticket for another event within a 6 month period.
5) Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can show it to us on your phone.
6) Can I purchase a ticket at the door?
Yes, but do note that we have limited seats! So the best way to ensure a seat is to purchase a ticket online.