Philosophy for Life

At this stage the student is committed to Philosophy as a way of life and entry into some of the following groups is by invitation only. Other groups are open to the general public for a fee. (The fee is stated if this is the case).

Every course offered in the School is a stand-alone course with its own theme, its own focus and its own transformative practices. But they work together, with each course building on previous courses to open up the diverse field of human nature; to better understand the world in which we live; and to practice ways of realizing the full potential of the world in which we live and ourselves as individuals living in and through that world

Pre-requisite to the Philosophy for Life Courses:
Philosophy and Mindfulness 
and one of either
True Happiness and Mindfulness OR
Pure Love and Mindfulness and one of either
Presence of Mind OR
and at least 2 of the Way of Philosophy Titles and Philosophy and Universal Order.

Course Title Course Date Enrol
Monday with Phillip Kruger May 21, 2018 @ 6.45 pm Enrol Now
Monday with Steve Mitcham May 21, 2018 @ 6.45 pm Enrol Now
Tuesday with Bernie Kroczek May 22, 2018 @ 6.45 pm Enrol Now
Tuesday with Lindsay Lloyd May 22, 2018 @ 7 pm Enrol Now
Wednesday with Phillip Kruger May 23, 2018 @ 7.00 pm Enrol Now
Wednesday with Dianne Kruger May 23, 2018 @ 7.00 pm Enrol Now
Saturday with Jason Hughston May 26, 2018 @ 9.30 am Enrol Now
Saturday with Phillip Kruger May 26, 2018 @ 9.30 am Enrol Now

orange  Sanskrit

Students of the School of Practical Philosophy are encouraged to take up the study of Sanskrit, particularly those who have reached the ‘Philosophy for Life’ courses.

Language is a means to bring individuals together. Aptly referred to as the ‘Divine Language’, Sanskrit has been perfected by the ancient sages not just as a mode of human communication but also as a medium through which one can understand oneself and one’s surroundings. All of us are gifted with an innate ability to absorb the beauty and sophistication associated with this great language. What is required is a natural enthusiasm for, and participation in, the study of Sanskrit in the good company of others.

An On-Line Beginners Sanskrit Group is available to all students enrolled in a Philosophy Main Stream course. Enrolments for this course is through the New York School's website: ON-LINE Sanskrit Course Term 2 Commencing Thursday, May 25 at 5.30pm Perth time.

May 22

Sanskrit Courses

11 weeks, Tuesdays or Saturdays Location: Burswood 6100 $197.00 incl. GST
Current Student Price $45.00 incl. GST

Other Courses of Interest

orange  The Philosophy of Plato

Pre-requisite to the Philosophy for Life Courses is Meditation and Philosophy and Mindfulness and one of either True Happiness and Mindfulness OR Pure Love and Mindfulness and one of either Presence of Mind OR Freedom.

The birth of the philosophy of Plato was amid the troubled world of Ancient Athens. During this time Socrates was discussing in the agora what it meant to be wise. One night Socrates had a dream in which he saw a young swan on his knees which all at once put forth plumage and flew away uttering a loud sweet note. Next day the young Plato was introduced to Socrates who immediately recognized him as the swan from his dream.

Socrates was Plato’s teacher until Socrates was executed in 396 BC for “corrupting the youth” of Athens. Plato subsequently, wrote the records of those conversations of Socrates that were so corrupting and which collectively are called “The Dialogues of Plato.”

If you would like to explore the “loud sweet note” of the philosophy of Plato then come join the Plato group which meets at 5:30 pm Wednesdays (during the term) at 13 Teague St, Burswood. It is open to enrolled students of the School of Philosophy. If you have a copy of the Jowett translation of Plato’s works then bring it along. If not a copy of the relevant text will be provided at a small cost.

orange  A Course in Miracles

This study group is held on Wednesday mornings during term  to study the text, “A Course in Miracles”

For those not familiar with this work the “Course” was written between 1965 and 1972 by Helen Schucman and William Thetford through the process of inner dictation. It consists of 3 parts, the text itself, a workbook for students and a manual for teachers.

The introduction to A Course In Miracles states that’ The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.

The course can be summed up very simply in this way:

Nothing real can be threatened.

Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God.

The Course is held on Wednesday Mornings and begins with Meditation at 6.25 am, the study of the text is from 7am to 8am. Those who do not wish to come to meditate may arrive for the study at 8am.

May 25

A Course in Miracles

6.25 am, Wednesday Mornings (May to July 2018) Location: 13 Teague St, Burswood Presenter: Steve Mitcham $25.00 for non members (Members Free)