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Learning @ La Biblioteca

Discover more about San Miguel and Mexico with La Biblioteca’s lecture series

La Biblioteca, Theater entrance Reloj 50ª or library entrance Insurgentes 25.


The Preciousness of Buddhism

Lecture: Kadam Lamrim is a modern presentation of the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. The Buddha gave 84,000 different types of teachings. The Lamrim condenses them all into a series of 21 meditations that are repeated in a cycle. The study, contemplation and meditation on Lamrim has immeasurable benefits from the start and continues to deepen and improve the quality of lives as we progress. Our minds become happy and peaceful from an internal source that does not depend on external conditions. We learn to see our world with clarity, love and compassion, ultimately becoming a friend to the world. In English.

SPRIRTUALITY Lecture: The Preciousness of Buddhism: Kadam Lamrim by The Sukhavati Center. Thu, Jan 12, 5:30pm. Sala Quetzal. Donations 50 pesos

Lecturer: Guen Kelsang Wangchog, an ordained nun, is the resident teacher of the Sukhavati Kadampa Buddhist Center in Querétaro. She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for about 15 years. Her teachings are filled with clarity, wisdom and humor. She is a very clear example of the joyful effect of Lamrim practice!

Classes: Sukhavati Center classes on meditation and Dharma study are every Wednesday 10:30 to 12:00 at La Biblioteca, upstairs room next to Atencion office. Current topic is the Lamrim as presented in Modern Buddhism, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. All are welcome.

Lecture: Gods and Goddesses of India, Tales from Hindu Mythology. Two talks on the stories of a number of the amazing deities and colorful figures from the two largest epic poems of India, The Mahabharata andThe Ramayana. The stories will also draw from the folklore and rich heritage of ancient India.

Lecture: “Gods and Goddesses of India” w/Cindy Norman. Mon & Thu, Jan 9 & 12, 4pm, Sala Quetzal. Donations 60 Pesos

Lecturer: Cindy Norman is the founder of the Satsang Film festival, screening Jan 14-21 at La Biblioteca.


Lecture: Discover the developments of the history of art and painting. As an artist, I hear people say, at exhibits, art galleries, and museums, they don’t understand modern and contemporary art. These presentations to help people overcome this void /gap in their art appreciation.

Lecture series: History of Art, Art Movements: Impressionism. Starts Wed, Jan 11, 5pm. Teatro Santa Ana. Donations 60 pesos

The Impressionists as a group began what is termed the greatest revolution in image making and the beginning of modern art as we know it today. The time frame for these exiting times in world history is around the 1860s. What is significant at the time is the fast-growing pace the Industrial Revolution escalating at and the many technological advances, and inventions that are taking place, such as better cameras, techniques in developing film and fixing images onto paper, which had a profound effect and impact on the artists of that era. These artists foresaw a major change taking place in the creation of images and also rebelled against the established canon of art-making of the day, the official Art Academy. They wanted an art free of the constraints and demands imposed on them by the aristocracy and church who were the major patrons at the time. Moreover, they felt no need to compete with the camera. So, they began a very personal approach and way to express themselves in their paintings.

So, with this in mind, I designed, and to be a facilitator and explain in simple terms, what is pertinent and relevant in each of the different schools of painting and the artist that contributed to their development.

Lecturer: Artist Gabriel Sencial


Monarch Butterflies: “Butterflies without Borders”

Lecture: “Monarchs, Butterflies Without Borders” is sponsored by the Sociedad de Audubon México, A.C. This slide show details the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and its fantastic migration from the Milkweed fields of Northern United States and Canada to Mexico.

TRAVEL: Lecture/slideshow: Monarch Butterflies: “Butterflies without Borders” By Audubon Society A.C. Mon, Jan 9, 3pm. Teatro Santa Ana. Donations 60 pesos

Lecturer: Bob Graham is a retired naturalist from “Parks Canada”.

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