Philosophy Courses

Winter Term

Philosophy Works!

This is a course in practical philosophy that can be used in everyday life.  It is not a solely academic course. This introductory course concentrates on the nature of wisdom and how it may be possible to live wisely. It is part of a foundation course of philosophy which will also cover “Happiness” and “Love”. These three, Wisdom, Happiness and Love, are central to human life and are thus important subjects for philosophic inquiry. 

A mindfulness exercise is introduced.  The class is interactive and the spirit of inquiry and discussion frame the culture and tone of the group.

Dates: January 14 to March 18, 2021 and January 16 to March 20, 2021

Choose either:

Thursdays 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM EST or

Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bill Wolodarsky (Th) & Ouma Cuniah (Sa)

Regular Fee: $100.00

Covid Fee: $50.00

Prerequisite: None

Philosophy & Love

Love is one of the most investigated topics in Western society, and yet we want to know more about it. This course builds on foundations established in the introductory course as it uncovers, answers to the question: Is love universal or limited? Using to process of self examination, topics cover: pure love expressed through the creation, the nature of love in overcoming all limits and gratitude.

Participants reflect upon the unity of knowledge and love the true meaning of work – love made visible. Discussion illustrate open-heartedness and the connection between law and love.

Dates: January 16 to March 27, 2021

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 11 weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bob Douglas

Regular Fee: $100.00

Covid Fee: $50.00

Prerequisite: Philosophy Works!

Philosophy & Freedom

Everyone longs to be free of something.  But as a practical philosopher, you’ll be interested in the meaning of true freedom.  Plato has a great deal to say about this, but how does it apply to your life today?  This is what Philosophy & Freedom explores.  We’ll ask ourselves, what do we understand by the word “freedom”?

Dates: January 13 to March 24, 2021

Wednesdays 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM EST

Duration: 11 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Kevin Hurley

Regular Fee: $100.00

Covid Fee: $50.00

Prerequisite: Philosophy Works!

Advaita

Advaita philosophy is the central inspiration of the School’s teaching, where Advaita literally means ‘not two’, the prefix a being the negation. It is sometimes translated as ‘one, without a second’.

This course focuses on the principles and practices of Advaita philosophy. Participants are encouraged to practice meditation on a daily basis.

Dates: January 16 to March 27, 2021

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 11 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Harvey Levkoe

Regular Fee: $180.00

Covid Fee: $90.00

Prerequisite: Meditation

Meditation Preparation

Just as one prepares the soil for planting seeds, one needs to prepare the mind and body for meditation.  This course opens up the study of Advaita Philosophy, its origins, and its teachers and it gently cultivates mind and body for spiritual growth.  Participants learn how to navigate spirituality by way of daily life in a busy world.

Dates: January 16 to March 27, 2021

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 11 weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructors: Allison Thorpe and Carolyn Cohen

Regular Fee: $180.00

Covid Fee: $90.00

Prerequisite: M Level