Michael Haltenberger

Michael D. Haltenberger has been teaching Comparative Religion at Hunter College for over a decade. His primary interest is the relationship between religion and science and how both affect the way we experience and behave in the world.

Past Olios with Michael Haltenberger

OlioHouse | Considering The Tyranny of Choice

We'll use our time this weekend to explore the essential spiritual truths that connect different religions and strive to actually use these teachings in our daily lives to create deeper connection and freedom.

Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

July 13, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Importance of Being Two: What It Means to Have a Divided Mind

Relentless and unjustified optimism, hallmarks of the left hemispheres attitude, continue to rule the day. Yet, we all know that the picture is not that cheery. We all sense that there is something more. That is the voice of the right hemisphere, that is the voice of a reality outside of our selves.

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

April 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

What is Food Anyway? Exploring Power and Individuality in the Things We Eat

Together we wil look at the ways in which our attitudes towards food and he body distort our understanding of what food is.

Venue: Brooklyn Art Library

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

March 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

*Olio Seminar* Fighting the Loneliness: How and Why We Crave Alternate Ways of Being - **SOLD OUT**

In this series of guided conversations we will consider what the individualistic world-view brought to us by the Enlightenment is doing to us as human beings and how we can rethink it to help ourselves and each other.

Venue: Nowhere Studios

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

Sept. 24, 2017, 3 p.m.

*Read-in* The Nature of Mass Movements

Hoffer’s insightful and deeply human exploration of the nature of mass movements and those who are a part of them offers us both a way to understand the dynamics of mass movements (including their failure and success) and the motivations and desires of those who participate in them.

Venue: IDIO Gallery

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

May 7, 2017, 4 p.m.

Life in Survival Mode: The Cognitive Burden of Poverty

Venue: The Deanery

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

Nov. 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Addiction, Alienation and the Problems of Individualism - SOLD OUT!

Venue: Chinatown Soup

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

Oct. 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Food, Power and Control: An Olio Dinner Party

Venue: Berg'n

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

Sept. 29, 2016, 6:52 p.m.

The History of Science: The Industrial Revolution

Venue: Nowadays

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

July 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The History of Science: The Age of Enlightenment

Venue: Nowadays

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

June 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Smartphones: The Fetish of Scientism

Venue: The Deanery

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

May 22, 2016, 6 p.m.

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