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Introductory course

The Introductory Course in Practical Philosophy offers a practical approach to the study and practice of philosophy. It is for anyone who has ever asked themselves ‘What am I doing here?’ or ‘How can I be truly happy?’

Drawing on ideas from Eastern and Western philosophers and writers the courses explore the meaning of wisdom, truth and consciousness. Mindfulness and awareness practices are given and practiced each week to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves, our world and mankind.

In 2018 the Introductory Course will be offered FREE.


After completion of this course you can expect to:

  • experience an increase in awareness and energy;
  • feel more grounded and confident;
  • have overcome some limiting effects of negative emotions;
  • have tasted the art of living mindfully;
  • be more productive and less burdened by stress.

The approach is practical rather than academic. There are no exams to pass. No sitting at desks. The course does not offer certificates or diplomas, but something much more important – a living philosophy that is of real value in developing one’s full potential.

The Introductory Course is offered three times each year commencing in February, May and September and lasts for a school term which is a maximum of 12 weeks. The course is presented on various days of the week, giving you the option of varying your day/night of attendance each week.

Students who complete the Introductory Course are invited to register for the Foundation in Philosophy Course in subsequent terms. The continuation courses enable students to pursue the study of Philosophy for as long as they choose. Students are also given the opportunity to be introduced to the practice of meditation on up to two occasions each school year


Introductory Course outline

  • Why study philosophy? The nature of wisdom. Being and awareness; the exercise
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How to understand and use energy well. Can we increase the energy available to us?
  • We will consider two practical frameworks for reason. How can reason enrich our lives?
  • What is beauty? What is its purpose? Where does it come from?
  • How to see unity in diversity, the common thread of life?
  • How does the desire for truth show itself? How may it be satisfied?

Online Course

The course will run for 10 weeks.  You will need video/audio capability (webcam/microphone or headset), and moderate system requirements apply. Orientation will be provided upon enrolment.

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Comments from people attending the course

Such a great benefit for my life for so little investment! It is such a fantastic course presented in a friendly, meaningful and unobtrusive way.”

The attention to detail was extraordinary – mindful and nourishing. I so appreciated it all – Thank you! Beautifully crafted.”