10 week evening courses in Birmingham
Discover The Wisdom Within
Courses in practical wisdom for everyday life. No time like the present.
Free to be yourself.
Philosophy aims to set you free. Free from pressures, worries and limiting ways of thinking. Free to grow and be yourself. Take your first steps to freedom and inner clarity with our 10 week course.
Practical Philosophy & Inner Wisdom helps you find direction.
Life can be seen as a journey. When we are feeling strong and clear-minded it is an adventure. The inner journey of understanding and discovery brings a unity to all aspects of ourselves; this then brings clarity and direction in all areas of our lives.
This popular course is practical rather than academic and draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present.
Local face-to-face evening courses available in Birmingham B15 1JP.
Peace of Mind
A safe space with experienced & supportive tutors & others looking to philosophy to set them free.
Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.
Offer only £25
Introductory offer – 10 week course only £25. (Normally £87). Limited spaces.
This popular course is practical philosophy rather than academic and draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present, ancient and modern.
Explore Life To The Full…
The Birmingham course offers a practical means to discover fully who we are, understand how to relate to the world we live in and see what gets in the way of being happy, peaceful and free.
Students are invited to see life as a place to test the words of the wise through practical and mindful exercises.
10 weekly sessions
The ten weekly sessions explore central human questions through discussion, practical observation & application, conversation and reflection in good company.
During this course you will also get an opportunity to be invited to an extra session where you can find out more about mantra based meditation. This is an addition to this course.
Self-enquiry through practical philosophy
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Who or what am I?
What is my potential?
Who am I, really? My body? My emotions? My strongly held beliefs? My soul? Possibly all of these? Possibly none?
Such questions have preoccupied philosophers down the ages. We look at practical ways to explore who we really are and how to tap our true potential.
Plato’s views on justice.
What does it mean to live justly?
According to Plato, justice and injustice do not start ‘out there’. They begin within us. For justice to prevail, Plato suggests that we must learn to avoid being ‘tyrannised’ by our passions and fears to the extent they overrule our reason.
We discuss the practicality of Plato’s ideas on justice in our daily lives.
The Vedic model of three fundamental energies.
Sometimes we seem not to have enough energy, or the wrong kind. A wise person can act consistently despite these varying conditions.
We consider how to recognise differing energies, how to gain and conserve them and how to use them wisely.
What is reason? How can it enrich our lives? We look at guidelines for Socratic dialogue and how to use them. Developing reason in decision-making and action are also discussed, with practical applications. Obstacles to reason are considered. Everyone has the faculty of reason and we can all use it and develop it.
What is beauty?
Is there such a thing as absolute beauty?
Beauty has the capacity to open the heart and bring delight. In this session we discuss our direct experience of beauty in its different form: of the sensory world, of thought, of feelings, of the inner nature, and of conduct.
We consider Plato’s idea of there being ultimately one beauty – beauty absolute – ‘not knowing birth or death, growth or decay’.
How it works
A tutor presents philosophical ideas, and leads a discussion based on what arises in the group. Being practical rather than academic, the emphasis is on personal knowledge and experience. Students are encouraged neither to accept nor reject the ideas put forward, but to test them in practice for themselves, in the light of their own experience.
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The course is practical in the sense that it takes philosophical ideas and shows how they can be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.
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If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with your day of attendance. If you register by any means other than online, you will receive a receipt confirming your registration.
Yes, we have a local venue at Birmingham B15 1JP. There are also many other local venues in other parts of the UK where you can attend the course face-to-face.
No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.
Face-to-face meetings will be held safely following all the latest Health & Safety guidelines for your complete peace of mind.
In the event that the Government impose new social distancing / travelling restrictions or a potential new lockdown we will respond to that promptly with everyone’s safety in mind.
If at any point in time new restrictions arise that point towards putting a hold on social gatherings, we will make sure you still have live access to this course by delivering it to you online via Zoom group meetings until any and all restrictions are lifted so that safe face-to-face meetings can reconvene.
First you need to enrol on a course. The in-person courses are available in Birmingham and at many other local venues up and down the UK. A local Birmingham map can be found on this page.
If you have any questions simply call us on 0121 330 1878 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What some of our students say...
“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”
“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”
“The daily awareness exercises … have changed my thinking and I feel more relaxed about situations in the media and other aspects of my daily life.”
"The knowledge and experience that I have gained from the philosophy classes has helped me to discover more about myself and better prepare for dealing with life's daily surprises and challenges."