Practical Philosophy WA

01. Practical Philosophy and Mindfulness - Perth

10 week course in Practical Philosophy and Mindfulness learning what is wisdom and how to become more mindful through simple, practical tools that can be used in everyday life.

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 1

Philosophy, Mindfulness and Wisdom, why study philosophy and the nature of wisdom. The wisdom within.

 2

Self-discovery. Self-knowledge. Who or what am I? What is my potential in living? How may I realise that potential? These questions are as old as mankind itself.

 3

Different levels of mindfulness. What is our usual state of awareness? Are there greater levels of mindfulness? If so, how may we gain access to them?

 4

Living in the present moment, the now. What is the potential of the present moment? We will consider the power of attention to connect with the present moment.

 5

What is justice and injustice? What does it mean to live justly? In particular we will look at what Plato has to say on this subject.

 6

How to understand and use energy well. Can we increase the energy available to us through mindfulness?

 7

We will consider two practical frameworks for reason. How can reason enrich our lives? How does reason help us to become more mindful?

 8

What is beauty? What is its purpose? Where does it come from?

 9

How to see unity in diversity, the common thread of life?

 10

How does the desire for truth show itself? How may it be satisfied?