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The Wisdom Within: Introductory Course

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The School of Philosophy, Melbourne is pleased to once again offer their popular The Wisdom Within: Introductory Course in Practical Philosophy face-to-face this February.

This enlightening 10-week course will introduce you to some of the great philosophical teachings from around the globe and will commence with online classes. These will revert to face to face classes in branches in Hawthorn, Geelong, Ballarat and Castlemaine when deemed safe to do so.


This introductory course in mindfulness and practical philosophy offers you tools that allow you to access the wisdom you hold within; and perhaps a new way to see the world, life and its meaning. It asks who am I? What holds me back? What sets me free? And provides you with ways to explore the answers.

It is an open inquiry into wisdom and how it is acquired; levels of awareness and consciousness; the power of reason; beauty and the possibility of a unity pervading everything. Its subject matter covers classic philosophies from around the globe and writings both ancient and modern, including ideas put forward by Plato, Confucius, Buddha, Rumi and Kabir, Epicurus, Emerson, and a modern exponent of the philosophy of unity (Advaita). The course invites students to see life as a place to test the words of the wise with the emphasis on learning from our own experiences.

"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 this course."


You will receive an introduction to the world's great Philosophical teachings which have stood the test of time. You will participate in breakout-group 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. So, join us and experience the power that comes from people gathering to discover more about themselves and others.

The Wisdom Within course offers a living philosophy that is of real value in dealing with the challenges of everyday life and developing your potential.

"You know the movie The Matrix? Doing this course was like beginning asleep as Mr. Anderson, and then waking up as Neo."

Course content includes

  • The nature of wisdom

  • Self-discovery and self-knowledge

  • Different levels of awareness and wakefulness

  • The power of mindfulness and the present moment

  • What it means to live justly

  • The nature of energy and how to best use energy

  • The light of reason and the nature of beauty

  • Finding unity in diversity

    There is no attempt to cover all philosophical systems, but there is plenty for anyone interested in discussing the big questions of life and the world around us.

    "It's a beautiful environment, with wonderful people, great conversation and the courses have given me practices that I can easily apply to transform my way of life."


    Classes normally last between 2 and 2 hours.

    The fee is $200 for a 10 Week Course, $160 for Concession, and $60 for Full-time students.

    If you would like to find out more about The School of Philosophy, Melbourne and its range of courses, visit

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