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"What Happens Next?" A Seminar in Talloires, France

Would you like to spend a week in a beautiful setting reflecting on what really matters in our lives?

Join Tufts Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Reverend Scotty McLennan of Stanford University (formerly the Tufts University Chaplain) at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France for their seminar entitled What Happens Next? July 24–29, 2017.

This intimate and thought-provoking seminar addresses questions we consider in our lives when we have the freedom and ability to go in new directions: How do we come to a deeper appreciation of our relationships, our time, the pleasures we find meaningful, the causes we consider worthwhile? Using literature, philosophy, and spiritual sources, we explore these issues as well as the dynamics of the parent/child relationship as children enter different stages in their lives, discuss "ethical wills," and much more.

Situated on the banks of Lake Annecy, in the foothills of the French Alps, the Tufts European Center in Talloires is the perfect place to embark on such a personal exploration. The extraordinary natural beauty of Talloires has inspired the likes of Paul Cezanne and Jean Jacques Rousseau—and it will inspire you, too. The seminar will include time to explore the surrounding area, such as hiking in the local mountains and a trip to Annecy, known as "the Venice of France."

The seminar is limited to 20 participants and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis with a registration deadline of March 15. We think this seminar is most relevant for people in their 50s and 60s, but gladly welcome those younger and older!

Please also view the event schedule and biographies of Rabbi Summit and Reverend McLennan.