Part 1: Introductory Course (10 weeks).
THE COURSE DRAWS ON SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREAT PHILOSOPHIC TEACHINGS.
The main topics are:
- 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
- The desire for truth
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 put forward by; Socrates, Plato, Confucius, the Bible, Buddha, Epicurus, Emerson, Vivekananda and Maharaja Shri Shantananda Saraswati, a modern exponent of the philosophy of unity or Advaita.
Part 2-8: Topics
Part 2: Happiness. 12 week module which looks at the true nature of happiness and asks How may happiness be acquired and how is it lo Love lost?
Part 3: Love 12 week module love is a natural part of ourselves- discuss how we can develop a greater awareness of it in our lives
Part 4: Presence of Mind 12 week module discusses the importance, and the power, of presence of mind in every day life
Part 5: Freedom 12 week module which challenges some ideas about ourselves. It looks at the relationship between freedom, love and truth. And what does Shakespeare have to say?
Part 6: The Way of Action
Part 7: The Way of Devotion
Part 8: The Way of Knowledge
. . . . and the courses continue.