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Classes

    • April 13, 2020
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    • June 01, 2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online
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    Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy

    • Roberto Putzeys
    • Monday
    • 13-apr-20 to 01-jun-20
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • $0

    This course starts with the final lecture in The Skeptic course which was based on The Great Courses: The Skeptic's Guide to Health, Medicine and the Media. The remaining 8 lectures will be from The Great Courses: Fighting Misinformation - Digital Media Literacy. Each day we will view a lecture from that course and then discuss it.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • May 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 01, 2020
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    • 3 sessions
    • online
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    Movie Monday Club

    • Elaine Smith
    • Monday
    • 5/11/20, 5/18/20, 6/1/20
    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • $0

    Join us for our Movie Monday Film Club. Based on the book club model, the assigned movie will be discussed using prepared questions at the beginning of each class and the next film introduced at the end of the hour. I will be selecting movies that are free to Amazon Prime members, many of which are recent hits. You will need to provide your own popcorn and brownies for the class. See you at the movies!

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.

    • May 15, 2020
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    • May 29, 2020
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    • 3 sessions
    • Online
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    1066 - The Year That Changed Everything

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 15-may-20 to 29-may-20
    • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • $0

    Professor Jennifer Paxton’s course on The Celtic World was very popular. Her latest course for The Great Courses focuses on the Norman Conquest of England. In it she sets the stage for the 1066 conquest a century and a half earlier when the Anglo-Saxons drove out the Vikings out of England. During the ensuing period new Viking invasions and failures of dynastic succession led to three powerful figures battling to be the King of England.

    Other online resources will supplement the lectures. No more than two lectures each week from The Great Courses will be viewed each week. The lectures in this course can also be viewed on televisions with streaming capabilities, tablets, and computers on The Great Courses Plus subscription service.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • May 22, 2020
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    • June 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Spanish For Seniors 105

    • Linda Nelson
    • Thursday
    • 5/21/20, 5/28/20, 6/4/20, 6/11/20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $0

    Learn communicative Spanish through new vocabulary presented in authentic, everyday situations. Lots of visuals and partner activities to stimulate conversation. Practice what you already know, improve pronunciation and participate in conversations with classmates. We'll also talk about cultural and linguistic differences between Spain and other Latino countries. Some knowledge of Spanish will be needed.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.



    • June 04, 2020
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    • June 25, 2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Life and Death in Pompeii Part 3

    • William Crawford
    • Wednesday
    • 6/3/20, 6/10/20, 6/17/20, 6/24/20
    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • $0

    Life and Death in Pompeii is taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck, Ph.D. of Miami (Ohio) University. This 3-week course follows on the previous course. It will cover its Etruscan and Samnite periods prior to Roman occupancy. He will discuss many aspects of life in Pompeii, and its natural history and geography, all preserved in the volcanic catastrophe in 79 A.D. Dr. Crawford will supplement the course videos with personal insights from prior visits to Pompeii. No more than 2 lectures each week from The Great Courses will be viewed. The lectures in this course can also be viewed on televisions with streaming capabilities, tablets and computers on The Great Courses Plus subscription service.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Online
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    The Evolution of the Celtic Language from the Proto-European Language

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 6/5
    • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    • $0

    This course continues our look at interesting language families of the world. At request of students in the The Language Families of Africa course, this course focuses on how the Celtic Language evolved from the Proto-European Language and its contribution to the English Language. The course is based primarily on lectures from The Great Courses by Professors John McWhorter and Jennifer Paxton. These lectures will be supplemented by videos readily available on the internet.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 05, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 26, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    - cancelled -

    Correcting Frequent Misconceptions of Science

    • Robert Holloran
    • Friday
    • 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
    • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • $0

    This course is based on selected lectures from The Great Courses: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science by Professor Don Lincoln. He explains that science concepts as taught at most levels of schooling involve generalizations and simplifications to get across the big ideas. In the process subtleties get lost leading to common misconnects. We will explore some of these interesting subtleties and clear up the misconceptions.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.



    • June 08, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 29, 2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Your Deceptive Mind

    • Roberto Putzeys
    • Monday
    • 6/8/20, 6/15/20, 6/22/20, 6/29/20
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • $0

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking skills Discover the science of cognitive biases and critical thinking and become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 08, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Monday Movie Club 3

    • Elaine Smith
    • Monday
    • 6/8/20, 6/15/20, 6/22/20, 6/29/20
    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • $0

    Join us for our Monday Movie Club. Based on the book club model, the assigned movie will be discussed using prepared questions at the beginning of each class and the next film introduced at the end of the hour. I will mostly be selecting movies that are free to Amazon Prime members, many of which are recent. You will need to provide your own popcorn and brownies for the class. See you at the movies!

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Online
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    Science Biographies

    • Gwynn Pealer
    • Tuesday
    • 6/9/20
    • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • $0

    My Science Biography courses will describe aspects of the lives of scientists based on one biography about each that has appealed to me. The first course will be about the early life of Galileo Galilei based on a biography (Galileo’s Daughter) by Dava Sobel. There will be a later course on the last part of his life including the Inquisition. I am also planning courses on the following scientists: Maria Sybilla Merian based on biographies by Kim Todd and Joyce Sidman; E.O. Wilson based on his autobiography; Alexander von Humboldt based on a biography by Andrea Wulf; Richard Feynman based on some of his life as told to Ralph Leighton; and Oliver Sacks based on his autobiography of his childhood.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 12, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    The Original Languages of America

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 6/12, 6/19
    • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    • $0

    This course continues our look at interesting language families of the world. At request of students in the The Language Families of Africa course, it includes the original American languages of America. The course is based primarily on lectures by Professor John McWhorter from The Great Courses: Language Families of the World. It will be supplemented by various videos available on the internet.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. I f you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online
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    Science Surprises

    • Gwynn Pealer
    • Thursday
    • 6/18/20
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • $0

    For biology enthusiasts, this monthly class will be whatever videos, articles, websites I have found interesting. It is sort of an in-person blog instead of an online blog!

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • June 26, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 03, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Update on Investigations of Black Holes

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 6/26, 7/3
    • 10:00 - 11:30
    • $0

    This course will provide an update of the investigation of Black Holes. Professor Sean Carroll and his wife will summarize the recently identified paradoxes that are changing the way Black Holes are understood. The first image of a Black Hole is of the Supermassive Black Hole, M87* located at the center of the gargantuan elliptical galaxy Messier 87. It is 53 million light-years (318 quintillion miles) away.

    Recent theoretical research has led to new understandings of the nature of Black Hole Event Horizons. Theoretical analysis of Black Holes might lead to unifying Quantum Mechanics and the spacetime of the General Theory of Relativity of Albert Einstein. In the next course Professor Caroll will introduce us to context for understanding Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Links to multiple video and printed online resources are provided for those who want to learn more about Black Holes and the physics associated with them.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. I f you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 06, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 27, 2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    For Love of Film: Potpourri 1

    • Elaine Smith
    • Monday
    • 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27
    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • $10

    Join us for For Love Of Film: Potpourri 1. Based on the book club model, the assigned movie will be discussed using prepared questions at the beginning of each class and the next film introduced at the end of the hour. I will mostly be selecting movies that are free to Amazon Prime members, many of which are recent. You will need to provide your own popcorn and brownies for the class. See you at the movies!

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. I f you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 07, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Tech Topics

    • Phil Davis
    • Tuesday
    • 7/7, 7/14
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • $5

    Tech Topics may include short presentations about hardware and software, tutorials, and Zoom tips. It is like meeting in a coffee house. Come to talk about your computer problems. You may get answers, you may not! Ah well, that is life.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 08, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 29, 2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Understanding the modern world (quickly): Essential questions - Part I

    • Joe Coffey
    • Wednesday
    • 7/8/20, 7/15/20, 7/22/20, 7/29/20
    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $10

    The modern world, beginning around 1900, has been shaken and shaped by geopolitical surprises such as the conflicts and unification in Europe, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Covid-19 pandemic being the latest. Covid-19 crisis is a shocking reminder of interconnections and unexpected turning points of our modern world. These four lectures are Part I to be followed by Part II. Lectures will be presented live via Zoom with up to a half hour afterwards reserved for further discussion. Presentations will be emailed in advance and posted on coffeynotes.com.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 09, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 23, 2020
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    • 3 sessions
    • Online
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    The Women Behind the Art and Music

    • Sarah Satterfield
    • Thursday
    • 7/9, 7/16, 7/23
    • 1:00 - 3:00
    • $15

    This course will explore visionary women who created masterworks in art and music during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the lives of these pioneering women, as well as look at examples of their art and listen to recordings or their music.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. I f you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 10, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 28, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online
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    The Evidence for Dark Matter and Energy

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 7/10/20, 7/17/20, 7/24/20, 7/31/20, 8/7/20, 8/14/20, 8/21/20, 8/28/20
    • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • $30

    Science does not know what 95% if the matter and energy in the Universe is? Only 5% is made of the atoms and electromagnetic energy we understand. 25% has been labelled Dark Matter, because all we can see is its effect of its gravity. 70% has been labelled Dark Energy because it does not have a particle nature. This course will review the evidence for Dark Matter and Energy primarily using lectures from Professor Sean Carrol in his Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe published by The Great Courses. Very little new has been learned about what Dark Matter and Energy are since the course was issued in 2007. So, internet sources will address the state of ongoing research.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 10, 2020
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    • August 28, 2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online
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    Introductory Spanish

    • Linda Nelson
    • Friday
    • 7/10/20, 7/17/20, 7/24/20, 7/31/20, 8/7/20, 8/14/20, 8/21/20, 8/28/20
    • 1:30 - 3:30
    • $40

    An introduction to Spanish. If you have taken Spanish classes in school, traveled to Spanish speaking countries or never had Spanish before, this is a great introductory course for you. We will start with basic introductions and use thematic vocabulary to talk about everyday situations, ordering food in a restaurant and bargain shopping at a local market. The classes will be conducted on zoom. There will be lots of visuals and practice for you to follow and complete on your own. ¡Vamos adelante y hablamos español!

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. I f you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 28, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Tech Topics

    • Phil Davis
    • Tuesday
    • 7/21, 7/28
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • $5

    Tech Topics may include short presentations about hardware and software, tutorials, and Zoom tips. It is like meeting in a coffee house. Come to talk about your computer problems. You may get answers, you may not! Ah well, that is life.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • July 23, 2020
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    • August 27, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
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    Watercolors on a Budget

    • Phyllis Craggs
    • Thursday
    • 7/23/20, 7/30/20, 8/6/20, 8/13/20, 8/20/20, 8/27/20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $30

    This class has a dual purpose. The first is to learn to mix your entire palette from the three primary colors of Red, Blue and Yellow. This is described as a limited palette. The second is to learn how to save money while cultivating your own passion for doing your art work. A good thing to remember is that the Old Masters painted with a limited palette. After you register and prior to the first class, you will receive a supply list and other information to get you started.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.

    • August 05, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 26, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Understanding the modern world (quickly): Essential questions - Part II

    • Joe Coffey
    • Wednesday
    • 8/5/20, 8/12/20, 8/19/20, 8/26/20
    • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $10

    The modern world, beginning around 1900, has been shaken and shaped by geopolitical surprises such as the rise of China and 9/11 attack. Covid-19 crisis is a shocking reminder of the multiplicity of interconnections and turning points of our modern world. These four lectures are Part II four lectures, that explore essential questions about world geopolitics: Why is Middle East so anti-West? Why are emerging nations still submerged? Why is India finally rising? Will China oust America? Lectures will be presented live via Zoom with up to a half hour afterwards reserved for further discussion. Presentations will be emailed in advance and posted on coffeynotes.com.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • August 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 18, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    Tech Topics

    • Phil Davis
    • Tuesday
    • 8/11, 8/18
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • $5

    Tech Topics may include short presentations about hardware and software, tutorials, and Zoom tips. It is like meeting in a coffee house. Come to talk about your computer problems. You may get answers, you may not! Ah well, that is life.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


    • August 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    Introduction to Buddhism

    • John Hunt
    • Tuesday
    • 8/25/20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $5

    While most Westerners are familiar to varying degrees in the Abrahamic religions, relatively few are knowledgeable as to the fundamentals of Buddhism and founder, Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Do Buddhists regard the Buddha as Christians regard Jesus? Where was he born and what were the significant events in his life? How did the Buddha become enlightened? What are the fundamentals of Buddhist thought?

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.


Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:
By email at: info@SeniorLearners.org,

By mail at: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd., PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415
By phone: (352) 239-8780


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