Starts: Tue, 14th of Sep 2021

Ends: Tue, 16th of Nov 2021

Cost: $179 per person


Alfred Street, Norwood



Practical Philosophy continues after the Introductory Course – The Wisdom Within, with classes that advance and guide students to open their awareness more fully and connect more deeply within themselves. Each Foundation Course covers a single theme that builds on the material introduced in The Wisdom Within. Foundation courses are offered in no particular order, at different times of the year.

The next foundation course, Presence of Mind, will be offered starting Tuesday, 14th of Sep 2021. The course consists of one session per week for 10 weeks, on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Each session lasting 2 ½ hours with a short break in the middle. The cost for this 10-week course is $179.

Enrol online by using the promo code “SpringOffer” and pay only $150 per person.


Refund Policy:

  • Students may cancel their enrolment, for any reason, before the end of the second week of term, irrespective of whether they have attended a class. The enrolment fee will be refunded, less a $15.00 administration charge.

  • If COVID-19 related regulations change after the course has started:

    • A partial refund will be offered or the option to defer to a later date.
    • An option to switch-over and participate online via the Zoom Meetings platform.

About the course

This course involves a consideration of what it really means to be present and how to strengthen that capacity. You are invited to explore the meaning and value of wakefulness, and gain insight on how to live in the moment and make the most of life. At the heart of this course is one of the most fundamental studies for philosophers the analogy of Plato’s cave. Do you stay in the shadow world of relativity or break the bonds and journey to the light?


The course also considers the relationship between the past, present and future, and the relationship between cause and effect which arises out of this relationship. We consider questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be really present, now?

  • What are the powers and capabilities of a human being living in the present moment?

  • What is contained in the present moment?

COVID Compliance for Face to Face Courses

We are taking a cautious approach to resuming face-to-face activities and the resumption of face-to-face courses are being run strictly and in compliance with the current state government restrictions and room capacity regulations.

Covid Safety Measures

  • Sanitation Stations are set up across the venue
  • Social Distancing and health protocols are implemented
  • Sign in/out registers should be completed for each attendee or use the COVID Safe Check-In App