May 24, 2024
The Methodology of Wisdom

In our sessions we discuss various ideas and concepts. In each session we also discuss our findings from the previous week and we review what we have discovered. This brings about a greater understanding. The methodology of wisdom (and not mere information) is: Introduction to concept. Practice and apply in our own life. Review and discuss […]

May 24, 2024
Know Yourself

We live our lives looking outward. And through life we come to know more and more about the world around around us. And somewhere along the way, many of us lose touch with our own selves. When we look within we are confronted by our thoughts, feelings, desires, anxieties, prejudices, fears and much more. It […]

April 22, 2024
Living Anew: Embracing the Present Moment

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln Life has a way of slipping by unnoticed, as we trudge through the routines and obligations that fill our days. But what if we could hit the reset button and approach each moment as […]

April 22, 2024
A New and Wiser Way of Living

The philosophers of Ancient Greece and India did not regard philosophy as just an intellectual or academic subject. To them it was about how people lived and the quality of their lives. Pierre Hadot (1922-2010) wrote extensively about Ancient Greek philosophy. He said: “Philosophy was a mode of existing-in-the-world, which had to be practised at […]

April 22, 2024
Wisdom and Happiness

The word ‘philosophy’ is derived from two Greek words: philo: love and sophia: wisdom. Thus philosophy is the love of wisdom. So what is wisdom? Philosophy is not just for academics. It is open to anyone. Do we know anyone or have we heard of anyone whom we think of as wise? What is it […]

April 22, 2024
Don’t Settle for a life on Auto-Pilot

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Plato, Apology 38 We may have opinions and beliefs, sometimes holding them deeply, but not necessarily considering them deeply. Do we regard this as satisfactory? What happens when they are challenged? Socrates gave the analogy of a ship whose captain has little knowledge of navigation or the skill […]

April 22, 2024
Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy as a body of work contains many great truths that help us to live a meaningful and rewarding life. The greatest value of philosophy is when it can be practised in everyday life. Practical philosophy combines the great teachings and wisdoms from wise people throughout the ages with practical exercises informed by Vedanta Philosophy, […]

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