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Dare to Discover the Philosopher in You!

Time: 07:30pm  to 09:00pm
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020

Location: Online Event, ,  - 
Questions? Call us at 647-317-1416 or email us:

Dare to Discover (Zoom Version)

Dare to Discover the Philosopher in You

Free Introductory Workshop
(Preregistration required)

It is natural to question oneself about the future of the human being and society. To help you reflect, we are offering an introductory workshop on the Philosophies of East and West.

Our course, consisting of 15 weekly workshops, will be offered at the end of this presentation for those who want to learn how to apply philosophy.

This course provides not only with the opportunity to think more deeply about some of the most fundamental questions that matter to most of us, but also with tools to impact and enrich our everyday life, in all its aspects.

They are a source of inspiration to deal with the great issues of the human being, as well as with today's personal and collective challenges.

The workshops are organized according to three fundamental axes to help us navigate life.

The first axis concerns the human being: Who am I?.

The second axis concerns the relationship between humans and society.

The third axis focuses on the trajectory of the individual and humanity across history: Where do we come from and where are we going?

Topics Include:

Theme I: Human Being in the Face of Oneself

The Enigma of Life
- The Human Being in the face of the questions of life.
- Harmony between the mind and the heart.
- The foundations of a universal ethics. The concepts of ethics and morality.
- Observing the order and harmony of the universe. Evolution.
- The planes and dimensions of the universe.

Millennial India
- The Bhagavad Gita: the awakening of consciousness and the inner battle.
- The human being in the face of destiny: concepts of Dharma and Karma.
- The human being in the face of death: the theory of reincarnation.

- The life and teachings of the Buddha. The Dhammapada.
- The human being in the face of suffering and pain.
- Mental serenity and inner peace.
- The projection of our thoughts in the invisible world. The power of optimistic thinking.

The Wisdom of Tibet
- Ancient Tibetan texts: "The Voice of the Silence"; "The Book of Golden Precepts".
- Traditions of the Masters of Wisdom.
- The discipular systems of Antiquity and their role in the development of human qualities.

Theme II: Social Dimension of Human Beings

- Confucius, his life and thought.
- Ethics and politics, ethics as the foundation of social order.
- The qualities of good government and the pillars of lasting peace.

- lnitiatic mysteries in the ethical realization of the individual.
- Science, Art and Magic in Egypt.
- Texts and teachings of the first dynasties.

Platonic Tradition
- The Platonic ideal of the human being and the world: the Just, the Good, the Beautiful, the True.
- The Platonic conception of the individual.
- Education and integral training of the Human Being.
- The symbolism of the Myth of the Cave. Freedom and knowledge.
- Morality as the foundation of social law and political duty.

Rome and the Citizens of the World
- Stoic philosophy: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca.
- Courage and strength in the face of adversity.
- Power over oneself: Will, Love, Intelligence.
- Inner freedom and the art of making decisions.

Theme III: Human Being in the Face of History
- The philosophy and logic of history.
- The meaning of history and mythology.
- The theory of eternal return and historical cycles.
- Humanity in the face of destiny: determinism or freedom?
- The current crisis and our future in new civilizing forms.

Practical Exercises
Throughout the course, there will be exercises useful in developing our natural faculties such as attention, concentration, memory, imagination, the control of emotional processes, etc., drawn from the traditions and themes covered.

Duration of workshops and schedule:

-This cycle consists of 15 weekly workshops of two hours each.

-Places are limited.


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You can also register by phone: (647) 317-1416.