School of Practical Philosophy's popular Mindfulness & Practical Philosophy course, 'The Wisdom Within', is now live & online! ENROL NOW!
Starting on September 21, this enlightening 10-week online course will introduce you to the world's great philosophical teachings, show you ways of accessing lasting happiness beyond material gain, and help you realise the unifying power of love.
Held weekly in the comfort of your home via Zoom and presented by the knowledgeable School of Practical Philosophy tutors, the course will invite you to participate in inquiries into core questions about life and existence, experiment with exercises in mindfulness, and discover how easily you can access the wisdom you already have within you.
The format of the classes is interactive, where students can discuss the big questions and find what gems are truly ever-present and eternally available! View the curriculum below:
WEEKS 1 & 2
THE WISDOM WITHIN
What is practical philosophy?
'What would a wise person do here?'
Philosophy means the love of wisdom. Our course is intended to show how philosophy can help us enjoy richer, less stressful and more useful lives. These opening two sessions consider these aims, and introduce simple exercises in mindfulness and the application of wisdom you can practise in daily life.
WEEKS 3 & 4
Who or what am I? What is my potential?
Who am I, really? My body?
My emotions? My strongly held beliefs? My soul? Possibly all of these? Possibly none?
Such questions have preoccupied philosophers through the ages. We look at practical ways to explore who we really are and how to tap our true potential.
WEEKS 5 & 6
What is our state of awareness?
Why does it fluctuate during the day?
Often the most notable quality of wise people is their alertness to the subtleties of a situation. They are awake, perceptive and curious.
We look at deeper levels of awareness, and consider how we may become more awake to ourselves, our surroundings, and the events we meet.
WEEKS 7 & 8
THE PRESENT MOMENT
Living in the now, mindfulness.
What is the potential of the present moment?
We review our own experience of attention through a model featuring attention centred, captured, open and scattered, and how these each relate to the past, present and future.
We examine the extraordinary brightness and freedom naturally available in the present moment. A straightforward practice is introduced to help us experience this more frequently.
WEEKS 9 & 10
Plato's views on justice.
What does it mean to live justly?
According to Plato, justice and injustice do not start 'out there'. They begin within us. For justice to prevail, Plato suggests that we must learn to avoid being 'tyrannised' by our passions and fears to the extent they overrule our reason. We discuss the practicality of Plato's ideas on justice in our daily lives.
In our uncertain times, there is no better time to embrace 'The Wisdom Within'! Through greater wisdom, we will discover enduring happiness and how to live more mindfully with greater purpose every day.
Sign up for the online course now at www.practicalphilosophyaustralia.org.au at the discounted fee of $100.
Choose from 15 course times over 6 days and 3 time zones, held online via Zoom.
"This course is the best thing I have done for myself in years. I absolutely love the knowledge and the peace of mind I have gained. I can't express how much it is worth doing. Everyone should do the 'Wisdom Within' philosophy course."