Why explore practical philosophy?

Register soon for our introductory course in practical philosophy. The course draws from timeless wisdom to provide tools and techniques that can help you become more meditative and mindful, reset your mindset and experience greater happiness.

It is for anyone who has asked life’s big questions: Who am I? How can I be at peace? How may I realise my full potential? Where is true freedom to be found? What is justice? How can I be truly happy? What is the purpose of my life?

This 10-week course is interactive and practices learned are immediately applicable to real life. Find peace in turmoil, company in isolation, and purpose in a rapidly changing world. See week-by-week topics below.

Our next introductory term will start Monday 19 September 2022

Sessions next term will be live in-person, starting 19.30 on week-day evenings subject to current Covid-19 restrictions.

For a taste of practical philosophy we offer this inspiring introductory course of 10 weeks for 70€ which covers the whole term; (fully refundable on request during the first three weeks for anyone who cannot or does not wish to continue).

10-week course Summary week by week

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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

THE THREEFOLD ENERGIES OF THE UNIVERSE

The nature of pleasure and pain. Discovering true freedom. A model that describes the world and everything in it in relation to three energies.

7

DEVELOPING REASON IN OURSELVES

Discovering what is true and right. Five levels of reason. Dropping limits and realising our potential. Experiencing deeper levels of being.

8

THE POWER OF BEAUTY

Beauty at physical and mental levels, and absolute beauty. Increasing recognition of beauty in our lives.

9

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Experiencing greater unity in life. Causes of separation.

10

LIVING TRUE TO OURSELVES

What does it mean to be a seeker of truth? Revisiting “who am I?” The way ahead. Living mindfully.

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. 

For those opting to continue after the introductory course, course fees remain at €70 per term during the first year. There is a reduced fee of €40 for those aged under 25.

Like to register?

Register for our next 10-week introductory course in Practical Philosophy, to be held in-person. The term starts 19th September 2022. The course fee is 70 euros (all 10 weeks, refundable on request during first 3 weeks). Sessions start at 19.30 and finish by 22.00pm.

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Other languages?

The Practical Philosophy introductory courses are given in English on Monday evenings, and are held in-person (depending on status of Covid restrictions) at the School house in Brussels. Separate courses are also available in French and Dutch. Visit our French or Dutch language websites for full information.


A real taste of philosophy

The next 10-week introductory course in Practical Philosophy will be held in-person at the School House in Brussels (subject to Covid-19 restrictions). 

Occasional online sessions may be held - see the registration page. These would be interactive, encouraging discussion with the tutor and between group members, as do the in-person sessions. The course fee is €70 which covers the 10 week term.