Practical Philosophy

Practical Philosophy

This 10-week evening course draws from the great philosophical teachings of the East and West to help you develop inner calm and peace of mind, discover greater freedom and happiness and fully realize your potential.

Quotes on meditation

“Unless one has rest in love and happiness, one cannot survive, just as the body cannot survive without sleep. Meditation is to provide rest, to take people to blissful rest with the Self, so that they may have new and fresh mornings of life. By going into meditation, one recharges oneself with finer energy and comes out with extra energy filled with consciousness and bliss.The ultimate end of meditation is to reach profound stillness, which is very deep. In meditation one goes deeper, and comes to a stage where there is almost nothing moving, but this is not to be equated with nothing, for it is the most potent of all that this universe knows..”
Śrī Śāntānanda Saraswatī (1913-1997)
“When forced, as it seems, by thine environment to be utterly disquieted, return with all speed into thy self, staying in discord no longer than thou must. By constant recurrence to the harmony, thou wilt gain more command over it.”
Marcus Aurelius
“At the still point of the turning world. Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point, There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.”
T S Eliot


The Practical Philosphy course is given in English on Monday evenings. It is also give in French on Mondays, and in Dutch on Mondays (Antwerp) and Wednesdays (Brussels). Visit our French or Dutch language version websites for more information on dates, times and venues.


For the next 10-week Introduction to Practical Philosophy course, fees are reduced to €90 (from the usual termly rate of €135). A reduced fee of €40 applies to under 25s and full-time students. This fee is fully refundable any time during the first three weeks for anyone who does not wish or is unable to continue for any reason.