For those wishing to continue with the exploration of practical philosophy, further courses are offered by the school, which serve to expand and deepen students’ appreciation of the search for wisdom. Practical philosophy, indeed, is not so much a subject of study as a way of life, and thus these courses provide the opportunity for ongoing exploration. There are many students around the world who have been attending the School’s courses for several decades!
These are some of the foundation courses offered by the School, each of which lasts for ten weeks, exploring the following topics:
Happiness – 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?
Presence of Mind – 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.
The Five Koshas – The idea that the essence of each being is hidden within five kosha, or sheathes, has its origins in the ancient Taittirīya Upanishad…