March Assembly - The Nature of Awe

  • Posted on: 7 March 2018
  • By: Gillian
How do you describe the feeling of watching a glorious sunset or hiking a mountain peak? Why is it about nature that elicits awe?

This Sunday we explore Awe with our guest speaker, Craig L. Anderson–a researcher broadly interested in the interplay between emotions, physiology, and social relationships.

February Assembly - Life On Mars?

  • Posted on: 7 February 2018
  • By: Gillian
Focus on your life with an uplifting assembly next Sunday. Our guest Dr Lynn Rothschild, an evolutionary biologist/astrobiologist from NASA Aames, will be talking about life just in time for Darwin Day. Did you even know there were astrobiologists? What kind of life is out there waiting for you?

To do your heart good, we'll have pop songs, readings, and socializing. Come and help us inspire each other–to live better, help often, and wonder more.

Sunday, January 14, 11am (Drop in early for coffee and donuts.)

890 Church Street, Mountain View 94042

January Assembly - Hearts and Minds

  • Posted on: 11 January 2018
  • By: Gillian
Tune up your brain with an uplifting assembly this Saturday. Our guest Sheldon Helms will be talking about your excellent brain. Knowing how you can be more like your brain can help you be more interesting.

To do your heart good, we'll have pop songs, readings, and socializing. Come and help us inspire each other. to live better, help often, and wonder more.

Sunday, January 14, 11am  (Drop in early for coffee and donuts.)

890 Church Street, Mountain View 94042

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with us!

  • Posted on: 29 November 2017
  • By: Gillian
Buy your ticket today at buytickets.at/sundayassemblysiliconvalley

Planet Earth is tilting and winter solstice is here! Join us to bid farewell to the longest night of the year and welcome back the sun at a rocking solstice celebration in Silicon Valley.

As candles are lit and extinguished, the revels will follow the rhythm of moving from darkness to light.

Thank you for coming to remember with us!

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: Gillian
Thanks for coming out to remember with us on Sunday. It was a beautiful and poignant assembly. As Sanderson rightly said, our ancestors live on through us in our genetic makeup. It is within each of us to help often and improve the lives of others.

Some people asked for Marcela Davison Aviles' slides from her talk on Day of the Dead, please find them at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z0HZAkAJfYhif3_BtGWcPeBRlZ5TeHw9/view.

Sunday Assembly - Remember

  • Posted on: 24 October 2017
  • By: Gillian
Join us November 12th when our theme will be "Remember". Ten days after Día de los Muertos in Mexico, and the day after Remembrance Day in the UK, we'll be talking about remembering.

Marcela Davison Avilés, cultural consultant for the new Pixar film "Coco", will be speaking about the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead.

Sunday Assembly co-founder Sanderson Jones will be visiting from London and guest-hosting.

Flirting With Death / It's A Wonderful Life

  • Posted on: 3 October 2017
  • By: Gillian
Talking about death can feel intimidating, but every discussion of endings is really a conversation about the meaning of the stories we've lived up to that point. This month, Sunday Assembly goes on an exploration of mortality– what scares us, what makes life worth living, and what values and gifts we want to leave behind.

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AWE - September 10

  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • By: Gillian
Anger, Fear, Disgust, Sadness, Joy - these emotions fill our daily lives, and it's quite easy to imagine why each contributes significantly to our survival. What about the uniquely ephemeral emotion of "awe"? When and why do we experience it, why might evolution have selected for it, and how might we evoke it to tell better stories, or to be better listeners? Michael Frederickson, Pixar technical director, is our guest speaker.

SEE MORE

  • Posted on: 18 July 2017
  • By: Gillian
Can you imagine what it's like to see the world flat? How much of what we see do we take for granted? How would you drive, park, walk down stairs, play tennis, or dance with a partner?

Did you know that 5% of the population have asymmetric eyes and cannot see in 3D? Susanna Zaraysky will speak about her life seeing in 2D and the vision therapy she did to rewire her brain to see in more depth.

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