COURSES

SYDNEY

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TERM 1 2022 commences 31 January

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Please note that due to the current pandemic situation, all courses have reverted temporarily to an online format via Zoom, until such time as it is deemed safe to return to a face to face setting. We will be in touch to provide you with all the relevant details prior to the start of the course.

YEAR 1 'THE HEART OF PHILOSOPHY

Love
Term 1

Year 1: Course 3 Whatever love may be, it has remarkable power. It’s the great equaliser. It makes the poor person rich and the weak person strong. And it can last a lifetime.

YEAR 2 'THE AIM OF PHILOSOPHY & YEAR 3 'THE WAY OF PHILOSOPHY'

Presence of Mind
Term 1

Year 2: Course 4 Presence of mind is the working surface of practical philosophy. Presence of mind involves a consideration of the faculties of mind that are available to us. What does it mean to be really present?

Way of Devotion
Term 1

Year 3: Course 7  When actions become liberating rather than binding the power of devotion naturally opens up in a person. The desire to be devoted lies within the heart of everyone.

Way of Life
Term 1

Year 3: Course 9 The final course in this third year, brings the previous courses together in a view of philosophy as a way of life. In ancient times, philosophy was not seen as a merely academic pursuit but as a way of living.

YEARS 4 'PHILOSOPHY & NATURE' & YEAR 5 'LEVELS OF EXISTENCE'

Law of Three
Term 1

Year 4: Course 10 This course considers the law of three, which describes the operation of the three guṇāh, the three fundamental substances or primary forces or energies in creation. Knowledge of the guṇāh is the key to self-mastery.

The Five Kosha
Term 1

Year 4: Course 11 Advaita philosophy describes how the self and its nature is concealed, covered, or hidden from view by five sequential koshas (or sheaths). Each kosha is progressively more refined and more subtle than the one before.

The Absolute
Term 1

Year 5: Course 13 In all philosophies, the nature of the absolute is taken as indescribable, but there are ways of approaching it which make it available to individual experience. This course uses the teachings of Advaita to explore the absolute.

Practice Devotion and Service – Term 1

Year 5: Course 14  It is up to everyone to test philosophy in their daily life. When the effort is made, the way forward is revealed clearly and brightly. Practice keeps the philosopher true to his goal ; devotion makes him love the good above all; and service helps him uplift the world.

Three Lines of Work – Term 1

Year 5: Course 15 The Three Lines of Work, redefines the idea of work by setting out the principles of how to work on one’s self, how to work with and for others and how to work for the work’s sake. The ability to work gives dignity to the human being and purpose to his or her life.

M LEVEL

The Art of Living
M Level Term 1

The theme of this course is measure, which is given as “the art of living creatively and happily”. Topics explored include measure and perspective.

Inner Being
M Level Term 1

The course enquires into how the inner being shows itself and how it can be optimised for clarity, purity and efficiency.

Rebirth
M Level Term 1

The concept of rebirth or reincarnation is accepted by teachings from classical Greece, to Hindu and Buddhist  and there is an echo of it in the Judaeo-Christian traditions.

I LEVEL

The Great Unfolding
I Level Term 1

This term we are going to study a subject which will help us both in daily life and in understanding the mysteries of the universe.