AN INTERACTIVE WEEKLY ONLINE COURSE
The School of Practical Philosophy is a centre for spiritual, practical knowledge and inquiry that has been operating in Australia for over 50 years.
The School aims to help individuals lead a fuller, richer and more meaningful life and to evolve the spiritual aspect of their being in accordance with natural laws.
The first three courses in the School of Practical Philosophy explore wisdom, happiness and love. These three are grouped together as the Heart of Philosophy. Join the 'Wisdom Within' Introductory Course and immerse yourself in an interactive online group.
WHAT IS THE WISDOM WITHIN?
The introductory course, The Wisdom Within, rouses the memory that wisdom is within and seeks to draw out the memory.
This life changing course in mindfulness and practical philosophy gives you tools to access the wisdom you hold within; a new way to see the world, life and its meaning. It asks, what holds me back? What sets me free? Who am I? It gives you practical 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 unity pervading everything.
Based on the classic philosophies of East and West, the course invites students to see life as a place to test the words of the wise.
“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 know the movie The Matrix? Doing this course was like beginning asleep as Mr. Anderson, and then waking up as Neo.”
“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.”
WHAT'S THE COURSE STRUCTURE?
There are no exams to pass. The course does not offer certificates or diplomas, but something much more important – a living philosophy that is of real value in dealing with the challenges of everyday life and developing your potential as fully as possible.
You will receive an introduction to the world's great Philosophical teachings which have stood the test of time. You will 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. So join us and experience the power that comes from discovering more about yourself and others.
- 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
- 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 the big questions of life and the world around us. The course draws on the great philosophic ideas of East and West, which lead to mindful presence and effective action in work, study and every aspect of daily life.
The course includes ideas put forward by Socrates, Plato, Confucius, Buddha, Rumi and Kabir, Epicurus, Emerson, Vivekananda and Maharaja Sri Santananda Saraswati, a modern exponent of the philosophy of unity or Advaita. Nevertheless, the emphasis is on learning from the most powerful of teachers: our own experience.
Our courses will inform you and transform you.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THE COURSE?
People who have completed the introductory course say it gave them:
- A sense of real purpose and focus
- A much greater sense of calm and serenity
- A broadened understanding
- Questions that made them think and reflect
- Practical strategies for everyday living
- Skills to take action instead of reacting
- The company of people who want to figure out how life works
- Skills to live life joyfully with freedom of mind
ALL OUR COURSES ARE NOW ONLINE!
To comply with Government directives and medical advice concerning COVID-19, as of the 23 March 2020 all Practical Philosophy courses have been moved to an online platform.
The School of Practical Philosophy in NSW and ACT has nine physical location in Sydney CBD, Manly, Wahroonga, Central Coast, Kangaroo Valley, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Canberra and Wagga Wagga. These will remain closed during the Covid-19.
TERMS :: 3 terms annually
TERM DATES :: Terms commence 25 May 2020 & 14 September 2020.
DURATION :: 11 Weeks
TIME :: 90mins each week
MID TERM BREAK :: There is a break at week 7 where no classes will be held.
WE ARE MOVING ALL OUR COURSES ONLINE - INFORMATION FOR TERMS 2 & 3 COMING SOON