First Thursdays - FREE PUBLIC TALK on Stress Management
Thursday 2nd October at 7.30pm
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, most people encounter some degree of “stress”. Media reports and health professionals
frequently recommend that we should avoid as much stress as possible in order to remain healthy.
But what is stress, is it always harmful and, more importantly, what can we do to minimise its harmful effects? This short talk will
attempt to provide answers to these questions.
Lecturer: Dr. Simon Dunne
Philosophies of East and West Course
Starts on Thursday 9th October at 7.30pm & Saturday 11th October at 10.30am
To be a philosopher in life
Distinct from an academic approach, true Philosophy or Philo Sophia, the Love of Wisdom is a way of living which can be practiced in daily life.
Accessible to all, a philosophical approach gives meaning to our existence and allows us to face life with more awareness, presence and sensitivity.
By comparing the philosophies of both Eastern and Western traditions we can uncover the keys to understanding and expressing the best of our selves.
Though based on the ideas of great philosophies, what is proposed is not an intellectual exercise rather a practical journey of self-development which enables us to discover, to marvel and to motivate ourselves to act more justly.
Each class has a practical aspect where everyone is invited to participate with simplicity and humour. To see ourselves in action, or even through the benevolent eyes of others, is the key to gaining self-confidence and to better oneself.
These practical exercises are a first approach to the unspeculative philosophy that we propose, and are integrated within 16 classes of 2 hours a week.