Other Courses of Interest to Members Only
The following courses are offered from time to time depending on numbers of those interested, and the pre-requisite is that the student must have completed at least one of the courses in The Way of Philosophy Series.
The Crito - Bridgetown
Plato's works have helped shape western civilization for over 2000 years. Thus they are worthy of consideration. In this study we will begin with a review of the principles of dialectic and then move on to the study of Crito, one of Plato's dialogues which depicts a conversation between Socrates and his wealthy friend Crito regarding justice, injustice, and the appropriate response to injustice after Socrates' imprisonment, The study of Crito will be a spiritual exercise in using the dialectic principles.
Not offered Feb 2022 Term - Next offered May 2022
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 on-line. 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 have it handy.
02FebBurswood 610011 weeks, Wed 5:30 PM – 6:30 PMRead and Discuss the Dialogues of Plato in an interactive session. Asking what does this mean today? Is it still relevant? We are working our way through each in turn. Existing students can join this class for free. Please contact Admin@philosophywa.com.au for Promocode.
Session 1Wed 02 Feb 17:30 - Wed 02 Feb 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 2Wed 09 Feb 17:30 - Wed 09 Feb 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 3Wed 16 Feb 17:30 - Wed 16 Feb 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 4Wed 23 Feb 17:30 - Wed 23 Feb 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 5Wed 02 Mar 17:30 - Wed 02 Mar 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 6Wed 09 Mar 17:30 - Wed 09 Mar 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 7Wed 16 Mar 17:30 - Wed 16 Mar 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 8Wed 23 Mar 17:30 - Wed 23 Mar 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 9Wed 30 Mar 17:30 - Wed 30 Mar 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 10Wed 06 Apr 17:30 - Wed 06 Apr 18:30Burswood 6100
Session 11Wed 13 Apr 17:30 - Wed 13 Apr 18:30Burswood 6100
- $150.00 incl. GST
A Course in Miracles
This study group is held on Thursdays on line 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.
03FebZoom On Line11 weeks, Thu 7:00 AM – 8:00 AMA Workshop on the Text - "A Course in Miracles" Existing students can join this class for free. Please contact Admin@philosophywa.com.au for Promocode.
Session 1Thu 03 Feb 07:00 - Thu 03 Feb 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 2Thu 10 Feb 07:00 - Thu 10 Feb 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 3Thu 17 Feb 07:00 - Thu 17 Feb 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 4Thu 24 Feb 07:00 - Thu 24 Feb 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 5Thu 03 Mar 07:00 - Thu 03 Mar 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 6Thu 10 Mar 07:00 - Thu 10 Mar 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 7Thu 17 Mar 07:00 - Thu 17 Mar 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 8Thu 24 Mar 07:00 - Thu 24 Mar 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 9Thu 31 Mar 07:00 - Thu 31 Mar 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 10Thu 07 Apr 07:00 - Thu 07 Apr 08:00Zoom On Line
Session 11Thu 14 Apr 07:00 - Thu 14 Apr 08:00Zoom On Line
- $25.00 incl. GST
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.
01FebZoom On Line11 weeks, Tue 6:00 AM – 2:30 PMSanskrit Courses Tuesdays and Saturdays
Session 1Tue 01 Feb 06:00 - Tue 01 Feb 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 2Tue 08 Feb 06:00 - Tue 08 Feb 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 3Tue 15 Feb 06:00 - Tue 15 Feb 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 4Tue 22 Feb 06:00 - Tue 22 Feb 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 5Tue 01 Mar 06:00 - Tue 01 Mar 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 6Tue 08 Mar 06:00 - Tue 08 Mar 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 7Tue 15 Mar 06:00 - Tue 15 Mar 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 8Tue 22 Mar 06:00 - Tue 22 Mar 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 9Tue 29 Mar 06:00 - Tue 29 Mar 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 10Tue 05 Apr 06:00 - Tue 05 Apr 14:30Zoom On Line
Session 11Tue 12 Apr 06:00 - Tue 12 Apr 14:30Zoom On Line
- $197.00 incl. GST
05FebBurswood 610010 weeks, Sat 10:00 AM - 11:30 PMSanskrit Course for Philosophy Students
Session 1Sat 05 Feb 10:00 - Sat 05 Feb 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 2Sat 12 Feb 10:00 - Sat 12 Feb 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 3Sat 19 Feb 10:00 - Sat 19 Feb 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 4Sat 26 Feb 10:00 - Sat 26 Feb 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 5Sat 05 Mar 10:00 - Sat 05 Mar 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 6Sat 12 Mar 10:00 - Sat 12 Mar 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 7Sat 19 Mar 10:00 - Sat 19 Mar 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 8Sat 26 Mar 10:00 - Sat 26 Mar 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 9Sat 02 Apr 10:00 - Sat 02 Apr 23:30Burswood 6100
Session 10Sat 09 Apr 10:00 - Sat 09 Apr 23:30Burswood 6100
- $45.00 incl. GST
Study of Bhagavad Gītā
This course takes an in depth look at the sacred text of the Hindus - The Bhagavad Gita, a work of 18 chapters and a small portion of the greater epic the Mahābhārata. Enquire with your tutor.
Study of the Conversations with Śri Śantānanda Sarasvatī
This course takes an in depth look at the conversations between the founder of the School Mr Leon MacLaren and His Holiness Śrī Śatānanda Sarasvatī from 1967 to 1991. (Invitation to Meditating member students only) Enquire with your tutor.