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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University

  • Osher Lectures

    The Osher Lectures feature freestanding lectures on a wide range of subjects.

  • Osher Short Courses

    Osher Short Courses offer a wide variety of academic courses taught by university faculty and community individuals with expertise in their topic.

  • Osher Special Events

    Members are able to register for the Institute’s Special Events that may include trips, workshops and unusual one-time opportunities.

  • Become an Osher Member

    Become an Osher member and engage your mind both inside and outside of the classroom setting.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program for adults 50 and better. Engage your mind…just for the love of it!

Osher Short Courses
SHORT COURSES

Informative and stimulating short courses are available to Osher members.

Osher Lectures
LECTURES

There is no additional cost to Osher members to attend lectures, but registration is required. If space is available, you may bring a non-member friend.

Osher Special Events
SPECIAL EVENTS

We offer a variety of learning opportunities as special events outside the classroom.

Other Osher Institute Groups
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For Osher members who wish to become more involved in the Institute, consider becoming a volunteer or joining a Special Interest Group.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Paella

Cooking Paella at the Basque Market

Preparing paella is more than just following a recipe: it is an event in and of itself. Learn how to make the national dish of Spain while taking a journey through the history and lore surrounding this quintessential meal. We will explore each ingredient and technique so you can master the art of making traditional or customized paella at home to share with your friends and family. Class includes light tapas and wine tasting.
Date and time (new section): Monday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.   
Location: The Basque Market 
Cost: $45  Capacity: 20
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Meditation: An Ancient Practice for Modern Times

Meditation dates back thousands of years, yet remains a powerful and beneficial practice today. The class will cover the history of various meditative styles and their adaptation to modern times. The research-based benefits of meditation will be discussed, and participants will practice meditative techniques in each class.
Date and time (new section): Tuesday, Nov. 11 and 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Yanke Family Research Park 
Cost: $25  Capacity: 75
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