Special Courses

Fall Term

Mindful Practices

In 1953 Krishnamurti is noted as saying “Conventional education makes independent thinking extremely difficult.”  But the freedom to think independently and approach life fresh each day is a privilege that eludes many.  If you commit to a single mindful exercise every day you will experience a different sense of being. Taking one day at a time, one moment at a time, step into our Mindful Meeting Place every Monday and feel the difference.

Just as one prepares the soil for planting seeds, one needs to prepare the mind and body for meditation.  This course does just that.  Mind and body are gently cultivated for spiritual growth and development, regardless of where you are on your journey.  Join the group every Monday and experience the renewal.

Dates: September 20th – November 22, 2021

Mondays 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Tuesdays 08:00 AM – 08:30 AM EST

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bob Douglas (Mon), Magda Batky (Tues)

Fee: Free

Sanskrit for Beginners

The study of Sanskrit is a natural complement to the study of Advaita philosophy. Starting with the first Philosophy course, Philosophy Works, Sanskrit words assist the student of Advaita in uncovering deeper and more truthful meanings within the creation and in one’s daily life.

In addition to learning to write, recognize and sound the alphabet, participants will engage in stories, chanting and rhythms which soothe the soul.

The curriculum is carefully cultivated by staff at St. James Schools, London, who have been working at this for over 40 years. This course is suitable for all students of Practical Philosophy of all ages, and of all religions, or none.

Dates: September 28th – November 30, 2021

Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Ouma Cuniah

Fee: Free

Prerequisite: Currently registered and attending a Philosophy Class