“The main reason I joined the course was to see if I could learn to relax, as there was always some part of me that was tense and ready for action, whether I was reading a book, writing a letter, talking to a friend or just sitting in a room. I am now learning to dispel the stress and am learning to relax my mind and body, instead of living the flight or fight phase that I have lived with all my life.”
The School teaches Practical Philosophy
Practical Philosophy is the use of philosophy and philosophical techniques in everyday life. By putting Eastern and Western philosophical principles into practice, students experience the value of self-knowledge and the true nature of happiness.
Practical Philosophy is for those who want to:
1. Broaden their perspective to experience life more deeply;
2. Expand the meaning and understanding of their own life;
3. Explore Eastern and Western Philosophies;
4. Discover wisdom and freedom in the present moment;
5. Connect with a spiritual community of like-minded individuals.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Sermon on the Mount, Gospel of St Luke, 6:31
“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Ch. 49
“One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self. This, in brief, is the rule of dharma (right conduct). Other behaviour is due to selfish desires.”
Mahābhārata, Anusasana Parva, Section CXIII, Verse 8