Practical Philosophy WA

03b. Pure Love and Mindfulness - Bridgetown

This course explores Love and asks fundamental questions: What is Love? What are the types of Love? Is Love part of our nature? What are the barriers to Love? These questions and more will be explored through the use of Mindfulness along with homework and practical tools to help answer these questions from your own experience.

Description

Course Content:

Week

Description

1

- 3 forms of love, eros, philia, agape
- Everyone has pure love within his nature

2

- Expression of love through wisdom, attachment or delusion
- Thomas à Kempis – ‘love knows no measure’

3

- Love and constancy – ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds
- Love is the natural in between
- Boethius – while in prison, Philosophy spoke to him

4

- The object of love
- Viktor Frankl
- Upanishads, Yajnawalkya and Maitreyi

5

- causes of conflict;hostility,duality
- Meeting everyone as if for the first time

6

- Love and gratitude
- Marcus Aurelius
- Inner organ of mind

7

- There is a natural harmony when the inner realm of heart and mind
works well.
- Finding harmony in our lives.
- Harmony is also found in the cosmos as a whole.

8

- The love poetry of Rumi
- The book of Mirdad

9

- Ficino – revere yourself, offspring of God in mortal clothing
- Epictetus – use of reason – division of what you can change and what
you can’t change
- Vice admiral Stockdale

10

- Love and law based on wisdom; analogy of potter
- Love and work – three forms; love, duty, reward
- Work is love made visible

 

 

Prerequisites

To attend this course we ask that you have at least completed the Mindfulness and Practical Philosophy Course previously