New Acropolis Ireland Philosophy Culture Volunteering
New Acropolis Ireland Philosophy Culture Volunteering

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Free Public Talk - The Philosophy of Happiness

Saturday 12th September at 3.00pm

From a philosophical point of view when talking about Happiness, the philosopher Socrates often comes to mind. Socrates’ strength was to teach and practice the art of living what we call philosophy, a vibrant and profoundly human philosophy, which invites us to discover Happiness. It’s an invitation to extract lessons from the crises of life, to learn the art of inner dialogue and to take responsibility for ourselves through inner work. This philosophical approach continues to be relevant even though 2500 years have passed by. Socrates’ serenity made him free in the face of life’s circumstances and his example remains an inspiration for all those who are seeking a way to what is essential.

Philosophy of Happiness

"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less." - Socrates

"The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things." - Epictetus

Philosophies of East and West Course

Weekly philosophy course starts on Wednesday 16th September at 7.30pm & Saturday 19th September at 10.30am

Philosophy Course

The Active Philosophy Course is a programme designed to explore the philosophical teachings from some of the major schools of philosophy across the world in a comparative context. With an emphasis on the practical, the course seeks to take inspiration from these teachings and integrate them into contemporary daily life.

The aim of this formational philosophy course is to better know ourselves and to activate our inner potential. Choosing a philosophical approach gives new meaning and direction to life. With the practical exercises, which will be integrated into the weekly classes, we seek to develop philosophical attitudes and behaviour by harmonising the hand, the heart and the head.

We learn to see the best in ourselves and in those around us, and to conquer our fears. We learn to better listen to others and to extract the essential from what they are saying. We transform the theory into practise and the practise into... Find out more

Course fee: €160\€120 (under 26, students, unemployed, seniors)
Duration: 16 classes (once a week)
Where: 43 Lower Rathmines Road

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Philosophies of East and West

Canal Cleanup

Sunday 20th September at 2pm


Being a philosopher is not only intellectual it is about learning from our experiences and extracting the wisdom from those lessons in order to act better in the world. Applied to the individual this is ethics, to the collectivity it is civic responsibility and applied to nature it is ecology.

So in that spirit New Acropolis invites you to philosophy in action, participation in our monthly canal clean-up! If you're interested in fun in the sun (finger's crossed) working with friendly people who want to make a difference in their city, then look no further!

Just wear comfy clothes you can get dirty, we'll talk care of the rest. If you'd like further details please contact Aidan 086 1540997 or email Aidan at

Where: New Acropolis Ireland, 43 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6


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