Starts: Thu, 3rd of Feb 2022

Ends: Thu, 7th of Apr 2022

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.

This next foundation course, Happiness, will be offered starting Thursday, 3rd of Feb 2022. The course consists of one session per week for 10 weeks, on Thursday 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.


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

How much would you sell your happiness for? Do you ever give it away for free by reacting to another person or a thought? Is it possible to be happy all the time? Or do we have to know misery to be happy? These are the kinds of questions that the Happiness course addresses and along the way touches on such subjects as the importance of the present moment, the power of direct observation and the creativity inherent in centred attention.


The material draws on some of the fundamental western philosophical concepts such as Plato’s divine and human goods as well as introducing us to Marsilio Ficino. Questions such as:

  • Can everybody aim to be happy or is it just for the few to enjoy?
  • What is the difference between Happiness and Pleasure?
  • The relationship between Happiness and the state of attention.

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