COURSE PROGRAM

Main Themes:

Know Yourself – Ethics and Self-Development

To develop ourselves is to bring out the best of ourselves.

Self-realization requires to know ourselves, to recognize our different elements and to know how to make the right decisions.

This means to live life as an adventure that brings out our best qualities.

Philosophy is the art of living.

 

Living Together in Harmony -  Leadership and Sociopolitics

Living together is a challenge we all must face.

We cannot grow as individuals without taking part in society.

To lead is to use our best qualities to give an example and to guide others towards a vision of a better tomorrow.

Leading others begins by leading ourselves.

 

Building the Future - Philosophy of History

The future is ours to build by following a sustainable course of action for the individual, society and the world.

The study of the future begins with understanding the past. In order to know where we're going we need to know where we come from, and where we are right now.

Living Philosophy Study Program:​

 

KNOW YOURSELF!

To find sustainable happiness we need to recognize the elements

within us and to live a fulfilling and authentic life.

  • Timeless Ethics and temporal morals

  • What is the Human Being?

  • The Seven Dimensions of the Human Being

  • Moral Life Vs. Intellectual Life

 

THE INNER WARRIOR (2 classes)

To develop our inner strength and values,

we need to enter the battle against ourselves.

  • The Wisdom of India: The Bhagavad Gita

  • Karma, Dharma and Reincarnation

  • What is the Right Action?

 

WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT

To reach wisdom we need to go through the philosophical crisis

and find the roots of our suffering.

  • The Life and teachings of Siddharta Gautama “The Buddha”

  • The Middle Way: Finding the Right Tension in Life

  • The Meaning of Suffering

 

THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE

The mind is our most useful tool in the inner battle.

But first we need to master it…

  • Introduction to the Wisdom of Tibet

  • Helena Petrovna Blavatsky – The Adventures of a Great Philosopher

  • The Voice of the Silence – Manual for a Traveler         on the Path

 

THE WISDOM OF CHINA

Ethics and Politics - what’s the connection?

To achieve a just society, we need to begin with just individuals

  • Confucius and the Harmonious Society

  • Politics as a reflection of Ethics

  • True Equality vs. False Equality

 

LIVING TOGETHER IN HARMONY

To Live Together we Need the Subtle Art of

“Live and Let Live”.

  • The Problems of the Modern World

  • How to Build a New and Better World?

  • To be Young

 

PLATO’S CAVE

What is the nature of our reality?

To find the answer we need to look honestly at the current

state of the individual and society.

  • The Philosopher and the Politician – Changing the world with Philosophy

  • The Dangers of Social Manipulation

 

 

 

THE STOICS

To live together we need to embrace a humane philosophy of

inclusion.

To live with ourselves we need to recognize things                      as they are.

  • Marcus Aurelius - The Philosopher-King

  • Willpower and Resilience

  • Practical Wisdom

 

JUSTICE FOR ALL

The pursuit of Justice in Ancient Egypt 

To be just we need to find our right place

  • Ma'at – Social Justice in the Eyes of Ancient Egypt

  • Hierarchy - good or bad?

  • Social order based on Justice

 

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

If we don’t know our past, we cannot build a sustainable

future.

Learning from the mistakes of the past prevents us from

suffering in the present.

  • Experience as a motor for the future

  • From the fall of Rome to our times - What can we learn from history?

 

THE HERO’S JOURNEY

To understand the hidden truths beyond myths,

helps us understand our own lives better.

  • History and Myth: Which is real? 

  • Joseph Campbell and the Monomyth

  • Myth study: Theseus and the Minotaur

 

THE CYCLES OF TIME

Night follows day, and spring follows winter…

To build the future, we have to take in account the natural cycles of history. What is the role each of us has in our times?

  • Working with the cycles of nature

  • Great Cycles in Hinduism and the Platonic Year

  • Recognizing our unique role in the times we live in

 

TO BE CONTINUED…

Advanced Studies include: Applied philosophy, Symbolism, Psychology, Oratory and more

PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY EXERCISES

Practice of:

  • Concentration

  • Attention

  • Imagination

  • Reflection

  • Willpower

  • And more...