Foundation Courses


Practical Philosophy continues after the Introductory Course (The Wisdom Within) with classes that advance and guide students to open their awareness more fully and connect more deeply within themselves. Each Foundation Course covers a single theme that builds on the material introduced in The Wisdom Within. Foundation courses are offered in no particular order, at different times of the year.

The next foundation course, Love, will be offered in May 2021 (term two) on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Both groups will need a minimum of 6 students enrolled in order to proceed.


Love unites and makes whole. But in a world where divisions of all kinds prevail, including those within ourselves, a conscious consideration of love is necessary. Through systematic inquiry and a set of practical exercises, the Love course aims to help students dissolve feelings of separation and become more aware of the pure love that lives inside us all.

Inner Peace

Our natural desire is to find peace, especially inwardly.  The course looks at how can we cultivate stillness of mind and heart and find peace even in the most trying of circumstances. It looks at the way peace can be discovered not just in retiring from the world but also in the midst of the busyness of everyday life.


There is an ancient saying: May all be happy, may all be without disease, may all have well-being and none be in misery of any sort. Like the verse, this course encourages people to find the happiness that exists inside themselves, dissolves conflict and creates harmony and health. The aim of philosophy is happiness.

Presence of Mind

This course involves a consideration of what it really means to be present and how to strengthen that capacity. Explore the meaning and value of wakefulness, and gain insight on how to live in the moment and make the most of life.

School of Practical Philosophy Courses

Thu 27 May, 7-9.30pm
Sat 29 May, 10am – 12.30

12 weeks


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