Why explore practical philosophy?

This inspiring 10-week course in practical philosophy explores the true inner nature of the human being. Sessions are filled with lively discussion, and there are no exams to pass.

Ideas, inspiration and material are drawn from the great philosophical traditions of the East and the West to help participants develop inner calm and peace of mind, discover greater freedom and happiness and fully realise their potential.

The course is broad in scope, non-academic, and intended to be of real practical use. Following this introductory course there are further opportunities for anyone wishing to deepen their studies, including a simple method of meditation.

10-week course Summary week by week

1

PHILOSOPHY IN LIFE

Importance of philosophy. A practical method to find inner peace and stillness. Awakening to the present, a simple exercise.

2

INNER WISDOM

What is wisdom and how to apply it to practical living?

3

WHO AM I

How to realise your full potential. How to gain greater satisfaction in life, and be free from doubt and uncertainty?

4

BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF

Finding inner constancy. What it means to be true to ourselves. Mindfulness in all situations.

5

AWAKENING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS

Stepping out of autopilot. Five levels of awareness. Connecting with life’s natural rhythm.

6

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Accessing higher consciousness and our real being. Experiencing greater unity in life.

7

LIVING IN THE PRESENT

Being free from prejudice and preconception. Not dwelling in the past or future.

8

RAISING OUR STATE OF ATTENTION

The four states of attention. Rest for the mind. Accessing the stillness within.

9

INNER FREEDOM

The six potential tyrants within us. Overcoming anger and fear.

10

A JUST LIFE

What rules our minds at any moment in time. A life ruled by wisdom.

INTERESTED IN MORE?

Anyone wishing to continue their studies and practices is welcome to explore topics such as presence of mind, happiness and freedom in further terms at the School, and to be introduced to meditation.

Like to register?

Register for the next ON-LINE 10-week introductory course. Starts Monday APRIL 19, 2021 for Brussels and surrounding areas and beyond. Evening sessions: 19:30 - 21:00 pm.

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Other languages?

The Practical Philosophy course is given in English on Monday evenings, and is available ON-LINE in the Brussels area and surroundings. It is also given separately in French on Mondays, and in Dutch on Mondays. Visit our French or Dutch language websites for full information on dates and times (and for venues when conditions allow in-person courses again).

A taste of philosophy

The next 10-week Introduction to Practical Philosophy course will be given Online in accordance with Covid-19 measures. Fees are reduced to €30, and are fully refundable any time during the first three weeks for anyone who is unable or does not wish to continue for any reason.