Practical Philosophy Part 5 – Freedom
Winter Term : 16 May – 04 Aug 2022
One session a week for 11 weeks.
Each session will be approximately 1hr 40mins.
Day & Time Options:
- Wed at 19:00 (starting 25 May)
- Thurs at 19:00 (starting 26 May)
Where : Online
Prerequisites : Students must have completed Part 1A, Part 1B, Part2, Part 3 and Part 4.
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.
Without awareness in and of the present moment, it’s impossible to see the way forward. We cannot act freely, so we react with knowledge from the past or desire for the future. Either way, we are simply recycling experience. The thing is to be, here and now, instead of constantly becoming something other than what we are.
What is the true nature of freedom? How may freedom be experienced fully and constantly? In what ways is freedom lost? How does this apply both to individuals and to societies?
Part 5 covers the following:
- Freedom, love and truth
- Going backstage for new energy and knowledge
- Myths in philosophic work
- Valuation, choice, practice and memory
- Valuation, reason and discrimination
- Freedom from the tyranny of “I”, “me” and “mine”
- Initiation into mantra meditation
- Economic freedom
- Community and morality
- Ten-fold law of Sanatan Dharma
- Plato and the nature of the soul
Wed at 19:00, Thurs at 19:00