Next Step – Never Changing Ever Present Workshop – Sunday 28 October 2018

The Next Steps Workshop Birmingham

‘The Next Step’ Workshop – Never Changing ever present or ever changing never present?

For students from part 4 (Presence of Mind) onwards and any ex-students that have studied with the school to the second year and above

at Third Floor, PO Box 7599, Stourbridge DY8 9JB
On Sunday 28th October 2018, 9 30am to 4 00 pm

Cost £25 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

The wise tell us that the universe is full of Truth, Consciousness and Bliss and that all three are ever present. Why is it then, that this isn’t always apparent to us?

Happiness was the theme of our second term, and the day will provide the opportunity to take this enquiry further through both discussion and various practical exercises and allow a better understanding into the true meaning of this vast subject.

Everybody wants to experience and BE happy, all pursue it through various means, this is what makes the creation tick-over and creates the drama. However, our philosophical enquiry should encourage us to investigate into the source and nature of happiness and why we feel the need to chase something that is ever-present.

Some obvious questions are:-

  • What makes us happy/unhappy
  • What is true happiness and how may it be experienced?
  • What is the true and full meaning and our understanding of complete bliss?

The day will be very light with an easy approach and proceed as follows:-

The programme for the day is:-
09:00 – enrol and tea/coffee
09:30 – explore Shantananda Saraswati’s quotes referring to happiness
10:30 – tea/ coffee
10:50 – some practical exercises to explore the source and nature of true happiness
12:10 – all meet to discuss observations etc
12:45 – vegetarian lunch
13:45 – further enquiry and discourse
15:00 – afternoon tea
15:15 – meet to review day
15:45 – 16:00 depart

The cost for the day, including vegetarian lunch is £25 and all refreshments.

Please bear in mind that although these workshops are obviously optional they are also part of the course from the point of view of Self-discovery and spiritual growth, so I can only encourage you to take advantage of these unique, transforming and blissful days. The day will be run by Steve Davy & Darren Wagstaff.

The effect of a day like this is always light, peaceful and uplifting and it is a marvellous opportunity to practice philosophy.


To reserve your place on this workshop enrol below.

Please note this workshop is designed for present members, from part 4 (Presence of Mind) onwards and ex-students that have studied in the school to the second year and above.

How our introductory courses work

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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