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Mindfulness has been an integral part of the School of Practical Philosophy in Perth for many years.

This Autumn, the experienced and knowledgeable tutors invite you to join the School of Practical Philosophy's popular Mindfulness & Practical Philosophy course, either face to face or online. Entitled 'The Wisdom Within', the course consists of 10 enlightening sessions, designed to help you discover time-tested methods that lead to freedom, mindfulness and happiness.

"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."

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.

Want to find out how you might you benefit from The Wisdom Within course?

Join a FREE talk designed to explain in detail what the Introductory Course is about, the benefits of practical philosophy and to answer any questions you might have.

Choose from two sessions: Thursday, 6 May 2021 8:00 PM (AEST) or Monday, 24 May 2021 8:00 PM (AEST). Register now at



Course commences 31st May or 2nd June 2021.

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


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


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 practise 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.


Sign up for the online course now at at the discounted fee of $100.

Choose from 15 time slots, over 6 days and 3 time zones, held online via Zoom. Each session is 90 minutes.



Courses commence 1st or 3rd June 2021.

This 10-week course reveals how wisdom leads to happiness, shows how to live more mindfully with greater purpose and teaches how to harness the power of attention.

Under the guidance of the knowledgeable School of Practical Philosophy tutors, students will learn about different mindfulness techniques in-depth and how they can benefit us in a variety of ways.

The format of the class is interactive, where students can discuss the big questions and find what gems are truly ever-present and eternally available. Come and discover your real nature!


Week 1: The Wisdom Within. We will explore this further in this session.

Week 2: Know Thyself. Self-discovery. Self-knowledge. Who or what am I? What is my potential in living? What is my nature? These questions are as old as mankind itself.

Week 3: Being Awake. Different levels of awareness. What is our usual state of awareness? Are there greater levels of awareness? If so, how may we gain access to them? In the last few years, Mindfulness has become increasingly well-known. We will consider aspects of this on both weeks 3 and 4.

Week 4: Attending to the present moment. What is the potential of the present moment? We will consider the power of attention to connect with the present moment.

Week 5: Living Justly. 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: The Threefold Energy. How to understand and use energy well. Can we increase the energy available to us?

Week 7: The Light of Reason. We will consider the purpose of reason and how it may be strengthened.

Week 8: The Power of Beauty. What is beauty? What is its purpose? Can we experience beauty more widely and deeply?

Week 9: Unity in Diversity. How to see unity in diversity, the common thread of life?

Week 10: The Desire for Truth. How does the desire for truth show itself? How may it be satisfied? Review the term.


The weekly 2 hours 30 minute face to face sessions will take place on

Tuesday evenings, 7pm:

South Perth Learning Centre, South Terrace, South Perth 6151


Thursday evenings, 6.30pm:

South Perth Learning Centre, South Terrace, South Perth 6151


Enrolment for the 'The Wisdom Within' is now open and is priced at the discounted fee of $100.

To register your interest, simply visit The School of Practical Philosophy website

This course is being held in strict adherence with government guidelines.

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