Philosophy for Living




Evening Classes in Practical Philosophy

Why not try our Foundation Practical Philosophy Courses that explore the nature of peace, life in the present, justice, love, happiness, conscious living and being yourself.

Many students have said that these courses have triggered a transformation in their lives for the better.

Do I really know myself? Theory is fine, but is there the necessary inner wisdom yet, the inner calm and natural bliss to see the world straight, to live life to the full?

This ten week course engenders perception, observation and discussion with those looking beyond life’s surfaces for what is reliable lasting and true.

The Introductory 10 Week Course

What does the course cover?

The course draws on some of the world’s great philosophic teachings. Topics include:

The nature of wisdom
Self-discovery and self-knowledge
Different levels of awareness and wakefulness
The power of attention and the present moment
What it means to live justly
The nature of beauty
The light of reason
The nature of energy and how best to use energy
Finding unity in diversity
The desire for truth

Students at the Bristol Branch

The introductory course in Practical Philosophy is a complete study, centred upon the question ‘How do the wise live?’ The introductory terms draw upon the great teachings of East and West, past and present to provide a system of knowledge and practical guidance relevant to life in the world today. In a spirit of enquiry, the School encourages an exploration of philosophical principles based on personal experience. It is not exclusive, and its students include followers of the world’s great religions – and many who follow no religion at all.

There is no attempt to cover all philosophical systems, but there is plenty for anyone interested in the big questions of life and the world around us. The course includes ideas put forward by Socrates, Plato, Confucius, the Bible, Buddha, Epicurus, Emerson, Vivekananda and Shantananda Saraswati, a modern exponent of the philosophy of unity or Advaita.