Philosophy Courses

Fall Term

Philosophy Works!

This is an impactful introduction to Practical Philosophy. The practical piece starts with the first class, The Wisdom Within. As the title suggests, you begin to uncover the knowledge you already possess. You will also be introduced to an ancient meditative exercise which has relevance today. The class energy is fuelled by authentic discussions of everyday experiences, which lead to increased awareness of self and the world around you. You leave each class with feelings of lightness and freshness!

Over the course of the 10 weeks, you begin to master strategies that lead to freedom from stress, increased self confidence, and a sense of quiet well-being and contentment. This type of self-care ultimately results in reduced self criticism and gentler interactions with others. You deserve this!

Dates: September 13 to November 20,  2022

Choose either:

Tuesdays 7:00PM – 8:00 PM EST (Online Zoom Conference)

Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST (Online Zoom Conference)

Thursdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST (Online Zoom Conference)

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST (In-person at 29 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON)

Duration: 10 Weeks

Regular Fee: $100.00

Special Fee: $50.00

Prerequisite: None

Philosophy & Happiness

Having investigated wisdom that resides in each one of us, this course explores the nature of true happiness.  We all know what it is to be happy, but what makes it so elusive sometimes?

This term, we will explore and investigate the true nature of happiness, how it can be fully experienced and how it is lost, as well as the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness.  As we work through this exciting topic, we will encounter ideas that challenge whether or not happiness is natural and whether it is permanent or transient. 

We shall investigate “The Platonic Goods” that lead to happiness and the interpretation of these by Marsilio Ficino.  Lao Tzu’s ideas on finding one’s inner equilibrium and Patanjali’s thoughts on contentment and the connection between happiness, work, and wisdom will keep us engaged for the duration of the course. 

Dates: September 13 to November 26, 2022

Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST (Online Zoom Conference)

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST (In-person at 29 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON)

Duration: 11 weeks

Fee: $100.00

Prerequisite: Philosophy Works!

 

The Way of Knowledge

This term we will focus on the subject of knowledge. The knowledge that we are interested in here is the knowledge about how to live in such a way that is liberating, satisfying and full. It tells us the difference between the fake and the authentic liberation. Moreover, the benefits of a life lived in such a way are not just for ourselves, but to be shared with those around us.

This is the underlying spirit that infuses the study of philosophy in this School. Anyone who experiences some measure of freedom will naturally wish the same for others and will be ready to help in whatever way may be possible.

Dates: September 17 to November 26, 2022

Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Duration: 11 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Fee: $180.00

Prerequisite: Philosophy Works!