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Free Mindful Wisdom course for Parents of John Colet students

We are again running an Introductory Philosophy course, Mindful Wisdom, 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 John Colet 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 Mondays for 12 weeks from 8.45am to approx. 11am (includes refreshment break), commencing 4 September 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 for the Introductory Course are also free to John Colet parents.

Please contact Mrs Donald if you are interested in the course which begins on Monday 4 September at the school, or a week later at the other evening venues.

Telephone: 9451 8395 or email Mrs Donald at the school.

COURSE OUTLINE
  • The nature of wisdom
  • Self-discovery and self-knowledge
  • Different levels of awareness and wakefulness
  • The power of mindfulness and the present moment
  • What it means to live justly
  • The nature of energy and how to best use energy
  • The light of reason
  • The nature of beauty
  • Finding unity in diversity
There is no attempt to cover all philosophical systems, but there is plenty for anyone interested in the big questions of life and the world around us. 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 course includes ideas put forward by Socrates, Plato, Confucius, Buddha, Rumi and Kabir, Epicurus, Emerson, Vivekananda and Maharaja Sri Santananda Saraswati, a modern exponent of the philosophy of unity or Advaita. Nevertheless, the emphasis is on learning from the most powerful of teachers: our own experience.

 
Evening Venues, Dates & Times – Mindful Wisdom

The “Mindful Wisdom” Course is offered at the following times and venues commencing September 2017

Elizabeth Street, City:
  • Tuesday 12th September at 7.00 p.m.
  • Thursday 14th September at 7.00 p.m.
Manly
  • Tuesday 12th September at 7.00 p.m.
Wahroonga
  • Wednesday 13th September at 9.30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 13th September at 7.00 p.m.