Discover Unity Beyond Differences

Introductory Talks on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th January at 7.30pm and also Saturday 26th January 2019 at 10.30am in Rathmines, Dublin

Course continues weekly on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings thereafter. 

The great philosophical teachings of East & West explain that we can’t change the world if we don’t change ourselves. It is through the practice of universal values that we can profoundly transform ourselves by putting our ideas into action. This course in Philosophy for Living is a series of theoretical and practical classes to get to know yourself and learn to face many different circumstances in life without forgetting the art of living with others.

Transform your ideas into actions through an education in active philosophy.

Practical philosophy helps develop self-confidence, moral strength and resilience, to face the difficulties and crises of everyday life. It allows us to become protagonists of change in our lives and in our environment. This course is a series of theoretical and practical classes to get to know yourself and learn to face many different circumstances in life without forgetting the art of living with others. Accessible to everyone, we learn how to practice the teachings of the great philosophers of East and West in our daily lives.

COURSE INFO

Duration: 16 classes (once a week)

Fee: €160/€120 concession (under 26, students, unemployed, seniors)

EDUCATION PROGRAM

TAKE ACTION TO BE YOURSELF: THE PATH OF THE HEROES

Meditation and action. Human nature: reality and appearances
Plato and the myth of the cave. Freedom and responsibility: become a peaceful warrior.
India and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Decision and action: the inner battle.
Buddhism: suffering and consciousness. Letting go and the Middle Way.
The timeless mysticism of Tibet. The path to wisdom and the “Voice of the Silence”.
Paradigm shift. Collective conscience and individual responsibility.

 

ACTION TO TRANSFORM SOCIETY: THE PATH TO COMMITMENT

How to transform society? To go beyond violence and corruption: the idealists’ role in this transformation.
Relationship between the individual and the State. Individual ideals and collective ideals.
Education and initiation. Initiatory education and the path to transformation.
Healing from the “disease” of power. Learning interdependence and solidarity.

 

ACTION IN HISTORY: THE PATH TO TRANSFORMATION

Leaving behind immediacy. Being and becoming throughout history.
Myths and archetypes: reinventing the world. The role of imagination in becoming: myth and history.
Cycles and evolution. Examples for a future world.
Historical perspectives: towards a new Renaissance. Building a path towards transformation.