Online Practical Philosophy Part 4 – Presence of Mind


Spring Term :  19 Sept – 1 Dec 2022
One session a week for 11 weeks.

Each session will be approximately 1hr 45mins.

Day & Time Options: 

  • Thurs at 19:00 (starting 22 Sept)

Cost: R910.00

Where : Online

Prerequisites : Students must have completed Part 1A, Part 1B, Part2 and Part 3.


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 eleven 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.

What in truth is present and receiving knowledge from what is present. Plato’s analogy of the cave. The importance of nourishing the mind. The power of decision and attention. The nature of criticism. The powers of thought, decision, love and will as universal powers.

Part 4 covers the following:

  • What is present?
  • Discrimination of passing and the eternal
  • Positive and negative effects of thought
  • Plato’s analogy of the cave
  • Being in touch with the present
  • Nourishing the mind
  • The power of decision
  • The need for Second line work
  • Transcending limits and overcoming division
  • The power of will
  • The power of attention
  • The practice of meditation
  • Trusting the present moment

Additional information

Selected Class

Thurs at 19:00