Upcoming Events

The School of Philosophy organises various events and courses for the enjoyment of students and visitors. This page lists upcoming offerings that complement the School’s Philosophy courses and bring practical philosophy to everyday living.

You can also read more about featured events in the Features section of this site.

On the Calendar

  • Cultural Day - Sunday 11th November, 2018 (details to come on Cultural Day Features page)
  • Practical Wisdom Workshop: Calligraphy - An exercise in mindfulness - Saturday 24th November, 2018 (details below)
  • Sanskrit Residential Week 2019 - Thursday 27th December, 2018 - Friday 4th January, 2019 (refer to Sanskrit Week Features page)
  • Just This Day - Dissolving differences in Devotion to the One - Wednesday 28th November, 2018 (details below)
  • Plato Residential Week 2019 - Saturday 5th January - Saturday 12th January, 2019 (refer to Plato Week Features page)
  • Start of next term - Monday 28th January, 2019

Practical Wisdom Workshops

Practical Wisdom Workshops are offered in the belief that the timeless wisdom traditions still have relevance in today’s world and when applied produce unique initiatives. We have lined up 3 passionate presenters who have all found inspiration and conviction from studying and practicing the tenets of wisdom texts over many years. They here offer the fruits of their study which has been as much practical application as intellectual study.

The PWW format offers a forum for the participant to join in and question if required or share their experiences if desired or just to soak up the information and quietly reflect how it might apply in their lives.

The philosophies that have stood the test of time were ground breaking in their day. Come and be a part of something old yet new, individual yet universal - Be a part of the heard - not the HERD!

Current workshops are:

  • Saturday, 20 October - It is as it is!, presented by Dr Neil McNab.
  • Saturday, 24 November - Calligraphy - An Exercise in Mindfulness, presented by Mrs Deirdre Hassed.

More discourse than lecture, these presentations offer you the opportunity to engage with the subject matter, question & discuss with like minded people. Join the discovery of practical wisdom and how it could be applied in daily life. 

Location:  All workshops will be held at the School of Philosophy. 1 Through Street, Hawthorn. (Enter through Erasmus Primary School carpark off Through Street).

Cost:         All workshops $35 each 

Each workshop is limited to 20 attendees.

For more information and to book, go to https://www.practicalwisdomworkshops.org/

Just This Day

On Wednesday November 28th all are invited to join in the worldwide celebration when we go beyond apparent differences and connect with the One underlying unity.

Click here to view The Program.

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Lifestyle & Culture Lectures

Lifestyle & Culture Lectures

The Lifestyle & Culture Lecture Series presents unique and exciting talks that explore issues of health and well-being, the arts and society, and the quest for happiness and self-knowledge.

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Cultural Day

Cultural Day

The Cultural Day is a wonderful opportunity for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students—along with family and friends—to take part in a range of workshops spanning the arts and sciences.

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Cultural Evenings at Croydon

Cultural Evenings at Croydon

The Cultural Evenings at Croydon are an opportunity for students of the School, along with family and friends, to enjoy engaging talks on a wide range of engaging topics in a lovely setting.

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Just This Day

Just This Day

Go beyond nationality, religious belief or difference and remember the still, silent present where everything is united—just this day. A worldwide event by our sister school in London.

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