Part 1 - Wisdom Within

Practical Philosophy is the exploration of knowledge, wisdom and ideas you can use to make sense of your world. It’s about discovering the truth of things – not in theory, but in our own experience.

This ten week course looks at profound principles that lead to a new outlook, and suggests simple steps towards living a better, more meaningful and serene life.

The course is practical in the sense that it is designed to be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves, conferring happiness and freedom.


  • This course can be taken either In-Person OR Online (not a combination).

Course Details

Term 3:  12 Sept - 30 Nov 2023
One session a week for 10 weeks.
Each session will be approximately 2hrs.

Online OR In-person.
See Locations page to see where the branches are physically located.

View Course Details for specific dates and times.

Cost: R480

Prerequisites : None

  • Sessions

  • 1

    The Wisdom Within

    Philosophy & wisdom. Being & awareness.

  • 2


    Who am I? What is my potential? How to realise it?

  • 3

    Being awake

    Explore deeper levels of awareness, and how we can become more awake to the world around us.

  • 4

    The Present Moment

    Living in the present, the now. A simple practice to help us live in the present moment more frequently.

  • 5

    Living Justly

    Ways we might use Plato’s ideas on justice and injustice in our daily lives.

  • 6

    The three-fold energy

    How to recognise different types of energy, how to conserve them and use them wisely.

  • 7

    The light of reason

    What is reason? How can it enrich our lives?

  • 8

    The power of beauty

    What is beauty? We consider Plato’s notion of one ultimate beauty – beauty absolute.

  • 9

    Unity in diversity

    The effect of finding unity – seeing nature’s apparent diversity as part of a single whole.

  • 10

    The desire for truth

    How our search for truth has fared as the term has progressed, and how it shows itself.

What students have said about the Courses


The Teaching is profound and applicable to everyday life. The good company has greatly enriched my life.


Philosophy has simply changed my life. It has revealed the way to happiness.


The School has made me find the balance in life both within and outwardly.


Life changing!

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