Notice to parents regarding Philosophy Course Offer
We are again running an Introductory Philosophy course for new and established parents at John Colet. This course is an introduction to the philosophy which is behind the ethos of the School. The course is offered and run by the School of Practical Philosophy, Sydney and is free to parents of children at John Colet; it is held at the School. The aim is to acquaint parents with our approach to the moral and spiritual education of the children.
In order to run the course a minimum of six attendees is required: the course will be held on Wednesdays for 11 weeks from 8.45 a.m. to approx. 11.00 (includes a refreshment break), commencing 25th May and continuing into Term 3.
The course: draws on the great philosophic ideas of East and West which lead to mindful presence and effective action in work, study and every aspect of daily life. The emphasis is on learning from the most powerful of teachers: our own experience.
Please find below a detailed Course Outline. Should you wish to undertake the course but are unable to attend in the daytime, below also find evening times and venues. The evening sessions are also free to John Colet parents.
Detailed Course Outline
Session 1. Practical mindfulness
Philosophy and Living Wisdom
Being and Awareness
Session 2. Self discovery
Clarity of Mind
Session 3. Being Awake
Levels of awareness.
Session 4. The Present moment
Four states of attention
Session 5. What it means to live justly
Plato on justice
Session 6. The light of reason
What is reason
How can reason be used mindfully?
Session 7. Mindful, conscious presence
The power of mindful observation
Session 8. The nature of beauty
Forms of beauty
Session 9. The nature of energy - a three fold model
The transcendent self
Session 10. Energy and mindful attention
Session 11. The desire for truth - what is it?
How can truth be discovered?
EVENING VENUES, DATES & TIMES
Term 2 2016 commences the week of Monday 23rd May
Mondays at 7pm
Tuesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 6.15pm
Saturdays at 9.30am
Tuesdays at 7pm
Thursdays at 9.30am