"Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention, knowing where our attention is at any given time and being able to choose where to direct it, being able to let it rest where it should rest." Mindfulness for Life - Dr Craig Hassed
This course consists of ten sessions focusing on 'mindfulness'; each session will explore how we all can practice 'mindfulness' in our daily activities and achieve a state of peace by removing negative emotions from our lives.
Under the guidance of the knowledgeable School of Practical Philosophy tutors, students will learn about different mindfulness techniques in depth and how they can, when practised, benefit us in a variety of ways.
Week 1: Philosophy, Mindfulness and Wisdom, why study philosophy and the nature of wisdom. The wisdom within.
Week 2: Self-discovery. Self-knowledge. Who or what am I? What is my potential in living? How may I realise that potential? These questions are as old as mankind itself.
Week 3: Different levels of mindfulness. What is our usual state of awareness? Are there greater levels of mindfulness? If so, how may we gain access to them?
Week 4: Living in the present moment, the now. What is the potential of the present moment? We will consider the power of attention to connect with the present moment.
Week 5: What is justice and injustice? What does it mean to live justly? In particular we will look at what Plato has to say on this subject.
Week 6: How to understand and use energy well. Can we increase the energy available to us through mindfulness?
Week 7: We will consider two practical frameworks for reason. How can reason enrich our lives? How does reason help us to become more mindful?
Week 8: What is beauty? What is its purpose? Where does it come from?
Week 9: How to see unity in diversity, the common thread of life?
Week 10: How does the desire for truth show itself? How may it be satisfied?
The weekly sessions will run from Monday 8th February from 7pm and Saturday 13th February, 9.30am at Bendat Community Centre 36 Dodd St, Wembley.
Enrolment for the upcoming 'Mindfulness & Practical Philosophy Course' is now open and is priced at the discounted fee of $200.
A free lecture entitled 'Mindfulness & Practical Philosophy' will also be held on Monday 2nd February, 2016. It will be held at Bendat Parent and Community Centre (36 Dodd St, Wembley) and run from 7 to 9pm. Refreshments will be provided.
For further information on the Mindfulness & Practical Philosophy Course or on other courses and events hosted by The School of Practical Philosophy, please visit the official website.