10 week evening course in Kingston upon Thames

Discover the Wisdom Within

Embark on a Transformative Journey
with Practical Philosophy

Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living.

Philosophy aims to set you free. Free from pressures and worries, free from limiting ways of thinking, free to grow and be yourself.

Take your first steps to freedom with our 10 week course.

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Local face-to-face evening courses available in Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT.

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Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.

Offer only £50

Introductory offer – 10 week course only £50. (usually £100). Limited spaces. 

This popular course is practical rather than academic and draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present.

10-week Kingston in-person course

Practical Philosophy

from both East & West

Designed to be practical, the course promotes applying wisdom in everyday life.

Through discussions, exercises, and reflections, we relate philosophical insights to personal experiences, promoting personal growth, mindfulness, and ethical living.

This course, conducted in a nurturing, collaborative environment, is open to all, regardless of previous knowledge or spiritual practices. It aims to bring wisdom, harmony, and peace into your life

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“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”

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“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Kingston course, you will have

  • developed a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.
  • You will learn to approach life’s challenges with newfound calm and clarity, bringing about a more harmonious, purposeful, and joy-filled life.

This course promises not just intellectual stimulation, but a transformative journey that can lead to personal growth, improved mental well-being, and a richer, more satisfying life experience.

About the Tutors

Our tutors are not just teachers but passionate students of practical philosophy themselves. They come from various walks of life, bringing diverse experiences and insights into the classroom. Committed to the subject, they share their philosophical journey with joy, guiding others on their path of discovery.
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“I feel more relaxed...”

“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.”

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Kingston Course outline

Each week, we’ll explore a different theme, enriching your understanding and practical application of timeless philosophical teachings.

From unlocking your inner wisdom to deep discussions on the nature of beauty.

Our course provides an engaging journey of self-discovery and personal transformation. This journey offers invaluable insights into life and yourself, illuminating the path to a truly happy and fulfilled existence.

Any questions email: [email protected]

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"...helped me..."

"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."

Money-back Guarantee

We are confident in the transformative power of our course. That’s why we offer a risk-free guarantee. If you’re not satisfied within the first two weeks, and no longer wish to continue, just let us know and we’ll refund your course fee.
Practical Philosophy Course find wisdom within Kingston

Frequently asked questions

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.

Online or by calling 0777 9036 111 during office hours.

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 Kingston venue 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.

Yes, we also offer the course as an online course via Zoom, ask for details.

If you have any questions simply call us on 0777 9036 111 or by emailing [email protected]

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How the course 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.

Course Prospectus: A breakdown of the 10 week course

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These opening sessions consider how philosophy can help us enjoy richer, less stressful lives.


What is practical philosophy?

‘What would a wise person do here?’

Philosophy means the love of wisdom. Our course is intended to show how philosophy can help us enjoy richer, less stressful and more useful lives. This opening two sessions consider these aims, and introduces simple exercises in mindfulness and the application of wisdom you can practise in daily life.


You can download or listen to the Awareness Exercise, introduced in week one here. To download, right-click, choose ‘Save link as…’ and save the MP3 wherever you want.

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.

 

What is our state of awareness? Why does it fluctuate during the day? Often the most notable quality of wise people is their alertness to the subtleties of a situation. They are awake, perceptive and curious. We look at deeper levels of awareness, and consider how we may become more awake to ourselves, our surroundings, and the events we meet.
Living in the now, mindfulness. What is the potential of the present moment? We review our own experience of attention through a model featuring attention centred, captured, open and scattered, and how these each relate to the past, present and future. We examine the extraordinary brightness and freedom naturally available in the present moment. A straightforward practice is introduced.    

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’.

 

 

Looking for the common thread in life. What is the effect of finding unity? When we look around, we see enormous diversity in nature. The wise person looks for the unifying factor: that which allows all this apparent diversity to be seen as part of a single whole. Seen in this way, life then has the best chance of being led freshly and openly.    
What is truth? How does the desire for truth show itself? Practical philosophy is about discovering the truth of things – not theoretically, but in our own experience. In this final session we look back and ask ourselves how our search for truth has fared as the term has progressed. We discuss what has been discovered and how, in our own way, we may continue to develop it in our daily lives.  

TRANSFORMATIONAL

Many of our students tell us how life transformational our courses are.

So as a way of giving back and making our transformational ‘Introductory 10-week course’ affordable for as many people as possible, we are allowing you to enrol for this ‘FULL 10-week Introductory Course’ for…

…only £50, nothing more to pay!

(The equivalent of £5 per week).

Please note: This offer gives you a risk-free opportunity to experience our transformational courses first-hand. NOTE: Due to this low introductory pricing these introductory courses do tend to get fully enrolled in advance.

Kingston course location

Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston KT1 2PT