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Every individual has within themselves the power of choice. Philosophy begins with how we see ourselves, not merely as we are today but as we can be tomorrow.

Philosophy opens up a window of possibility to re-imagine ourselves and the world as it could be. Throughout time, philosophers have been among the agents of positive change, seeking to make a real and lasting difference in the world. Today, the world needs philosophers more than ever. Discover the power to change the world… starting with yourself.

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The 16-week course will introduce you to the major concepts of Eastern and Western Philosophy and explore their relevance and practical application for our lives. The topics are arranged under three headings: Ethics, Sociopolitics and Philosophy of History.

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Philosophy for Living: Practical Application. What is the value of thinking without action? Action is the real measurement of what we are, theory and practice inform each other. Each course evening will explore the practical relevance of philosophy and its potential to transform ourselves and society. Learn more about the weekly themes below.

Timeless and Universal Philosophy
Timeless and Universal Philosophy

Uncover timeless wisdom, shape your character, and find new wisdom to help overcome challenges. We’ll explore the value of philosophy in science, politics, religion, and art. Gain insights into universal principles, ethics, and practical morality. Enroll now to discover the keys to a fulfilling life.

India
Ancient India

Discover the metaphysical wisdom of the East rooted in ancient India. We’ll dive into the Bhagavad-Gita, a central text from The Mahābhārata. Explore concepts like consciousness, awakening, inner battles, Karma, Dharma, reincarnation, and the 4 branches of Yoga..

Buddha
The Buddha

Originating in ancient India, Buddhism emerged in the 5th century BC as a philosophical and spiritual system. Rooted in the experiences of Siddhartha Gautama, or the Buddha, its central focus is on eliminating suffering. The Noble Eightfold Path, also known as the Middle Way, offers guidance for all to attain freedom from suffering.

Greece
Ancient Greece

In this part of the course, we will explore some of the ideas from the classical Greek world relating to social and civic life from some of the Western worlds’ greatest thinkers, including Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Key ideas explored will include: justice, education, Plato's famous Allegory of the Cave and his five forms of government.

Rome
Stoicism

Beyond a civilization and empire, Rome embodied an approach to life uniting diverse peoples under moral principles. Join us to explore Stoicism's ideals, including being "citizens of the world." Delve into the philosophies of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus. Enroll now to unlock the wisdom of Rome's timeless vision.

China
Confucius

Explore the enduring legacy of Confucius, whose ideas on education, morality, and social order have inspired generations. Delve into his teachings' of the Analects and discover what’s relevant in today's world, including ethics, harmonious relationships, and the exemplary human being.

Egypt
Egypt

While Egypt's enigmatic secrets continue to elude us, it undeniably stands as one of the civilizations with the most extensive recorded history. Our access to this rich past has been made possible through the deciphering of countless scrolls and inscriptions. Key ideas explored will include: Egyptian culture, the concept of duality and symbolism and their notion of morality and justice.

The Neoplatonic School
The Neoplatonic School

Discover the origins of the Neoplatonic School in Alexandria, a cultural melting pot blending Egyptian, Greek, Jewish, Persian, and Indian traditions. Explore the revival of Plato's philosophy infused with new developments via Plotinus, and learn more about how this philosophy ushered in a culture of intellectual development and tolerance.

Tibet
Tibet

Tibet has been associated throughout history with magic and mystery. The land beyond the Himalayas was a natural fortress, a place of ancient knowledge and spiritual practice. We will study in particular The Voice of the Silence, a book compiled and translated from Tibetan sources.

Philosophy of History
Philosophy of History

A term coined by Voltaire, Philosophy of History means to search for wisdom in the study of history. Learn from humanity's experiences and actions throughout time and explore the different approaches to historical analysis. We will develop a framework to help us understand the essence of history, and the distinction between myth and reality.

Philosophy of History
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Practical Philosophy Course: Timeless Wisdom from East to West
Our next course begins:

Wed, June 26th at 7:00 PM

This course will introduce the major concepts of Eastern and Western Philosophy and explore their practical application for our lives.

There are three methods to gaining WISDOM.
The first is REFLECTION, which is the highest.
The second is IMITATION, which is the easiest.
The third is EXPERIENCE, which is the bitterest.

- Confucius

You have power over your mind - not outside events.

- Marcus Aurelius

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

- Plato

Man is made of his beliefs. As he believes he is, so he is.

- Bhagavad-Gita

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

- Plato

It is not knowledge that transforms us, but the action we take on what we know

- Delia Steinberg Guzmán