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Practical Philosophy for Everyday Life

Saturday 28 July 2018 from 9:00am to 1.30pm
at Earth Ed, Olympic Avenue, Mount Clear (opposite Mount Clear College)

Ever wondered:
- Is there a better way?
- Why am I here?
- How stillness or mindfulness may help?

Join the Ballarat School of Philosophy to explore some practical, everyday tools to increase happiness and contentment in your life.

A series of sessions and workshops that showcase some of these practical ways of making sense of life.

Keynote Speaker - Meditation and Medicine - (9:30 to 10:30 am)
Although it would not have surprised those from ancient wisdom traditions, modern science has revealed how deep the mind-body relationship goes, in fact, it goes all the way to the DNA of our cells. This interactive presentation will explore the science and philosophy of mind-body medicine with a particular emphasis on the health-giving properties of meditation. Subjects explored will include mental health, immunity, chronic pain, addiction, neuroplasticity and epigenetics.

Session 2 - Choice of one of three workshops (11am to 12noon)
Workshop 1 - Stillness and conserving your energy - How can we use the energy we have better, and feel more energy throughout the day?

Workshop 2 - Stillness and excellence - Plato tells us that true knowledge and happiness are available to us all. In this session we will examine some of the wisdom of Socrates and Plato and discover what it might take for us to be wise, contented and happy. 

Workshop 3 - Stillness through Drawing - Explore avenues of drawing with inspiration coming from what we see, feel and imagine. All material requirements will be supplied. No experience necessary.


Session 3 - What Now? (12:45 to 1:30pm)
After a day of looking at stillness and attention, how can we incorporate these more into our everyday lives? An interactive session that encourages participants to ask questions about the day and investigate how we can incorporate it into their lives.

Cost:  

$60pp, includes morning tea and a hot lunch

Bookings:

Tickets are limited and bookings are essential.  Book at www.trybooking.com/374212

 

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