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. 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 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 ponder 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 people gathering to discover more about themselves 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 includes ideas from 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.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM ATTENDING?
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
WHEN CAN I START?
Our upcoming course (term 1, 2022) will run from February - April 2022. The course will be offered on Monday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings, from February 7. The fee is $100.
For those who would like to learn more before enrolling, there is the option to attend an introductory talk on Tuesday, February 1 at 7pm (online) or Saturday, February 5 at 10am (in person).
The introductory course consists of 10 weekly sessions which go for approximately 2.5 hours including a break for refreshments. The entire course is presented in person at our venue in Milton, Brisbane with a COVID safe plan in place. Should any lockdown or COVID outbreak occur, classes will be conducted via Zoom.
For students who are located outside of Brisbane and would like to do the course online, please enrol via Practical Philosophy Australia.
Introductory talk (optional)
The talks are open to anyone who may be interested in learning more about the course before enrolling.
Tue 1 Feb, 7pm (online via Zoom, register here)
Sat 5 Feb, 10am (in person at 9 Chippendall St, Milton)
Mon 7 Feb, 7pm – 9.30pm
Thu 10 Feb, 7pm – 9.30pm
Sat 12 Feb, 10am – 12.30pm