Starts at 6:30pm:
Wed, 31st of Jan 2024

Ends at 6:30pm:
Wed, 17th of Apr 2024

Cost: $179 per person


Alfred Street, Norwood

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18 Alfred Street
Norwood SA 5067

The Presence of Mind

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 foundation course, Presence of Mind, will be offered starting Wednesday, 31st of Jan 2024 at 6:30pm. The course consists of one session per week for 10 weeks, on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm Each session lasting 2 1/4 hours with a tea-break in the middle. After the first 5 weeks there will be a 2 weeks break followed by another 5 weeks. The cost for this 10-week course is $179. Enrol before 31st Dec 2023 and enter the “Early Bird” code for only $150.


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, might also be available.

About the course

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. The course also deals with the relationship between the past, present and future, and the relationship between cause and effect which arises out of this relationship.


Presence of mind is the working surface of practical philosophy. Presence of mind involves a consideration of the faculties of mind that are available to us. 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?

  • Can philosophy work at any other time than in the present?

  • What can be learned from the past to prepare for the future?