Sunday, November 12 | 4 – 5 PM
Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 W Delaware Pl | Chicago, IL | 60610
Research suggests that individuals who feel they belong to something bigger than just themselves—an extended family, a spiritual practice, work for social justice—often feel happier and have better life outcomes than those who do not. This sense of connection has a name in academia: “self-transcendence.” Candace Vogler from the University of Chicago philosophy department joins CHF to talk about her work as principal investigator of a project on self-transcendence as the key to the connections between virtue, happiness, and the meaning of life. Candace will be interviewed by Reverend Lola Wright.
Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago. She has authored two books, John Stuart Mill’s Deliberative Landscape: An Essay in Moral Psychology and Reasonably Vicious, and essays in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy and literature, cinema, psychoanalysis, gender studies, sexuality studies, and other areas. Vogler is the Co-Principal Investigator for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.
Reverend Lola Wright, also known as “RevLo,” is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and provides coaching and consulting for seekers within organizations—or those flying solo. Lola is also the Spiritual Director at Chicago’s very own Bodhi Spiritual Center, a place of gathering where all walks of life are welcome as she asks each individual to awaken themselves to their inherent power and purpose. Lola welcomes hundreds of visitors to Bodhi each week and reaches upwards of 20,000 viewers weekly via her Tuesday morning Facebook live series, The New You LIVE, where she explores topics ranging from her personal journey to relationships and transformation.