2 Early Level Courses



Introductory Economics with Justice

Justice, fairness, and natural law are universal ideas that move a society towards happiness.  In addition to that, when viewed as the study of human relations, economics can help us better understand the world and our place in it.

Well, Economics with Justice is a course that seeks to show how freedom and prosperity are possible for people everywhere, provided we follow natural and elemental laws, and aim for fair outcomes in all our economic arrangements.



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Philosophy & Happiness

Philosophy & Happiness

 

This course focuses on the nature of true happiness – an essential aspect of human nature.  Following on the consideration of the nature of wisdom in “Philosophy Works”, this course enlightens the ways in which one might play their part in the world with ease and enjoyment.  The mindful exercise continues, and personal experience and insights add flavour to the discussion of this natural phenomenon.

Week 1.  Inquiry into the nature of true happiness.  Can it be permanent or real?

Week 2.   Acting in such a way that those around us may be happy and enjoy well-being.

Week 3.   A closer look at observation involving the three main elements.

Week 4.   Allowing a fresh, non-habitual response.  Simply connect with the actual present.

Week 5.  To be happy is to be in tune with one’s own nature.

Week 6   Consider this:  The true purpose of law is to ensure happiness.

Week 7.  Happiness is experience in the present moment.

Week 8.  Consider this: “The greatest happiness for the greatest numbers” vs the Vedic principle of seeking happiness for all.

Week 9.  Is there a difference between happiness and pleasure?  What the philosophers say:                    

- Aristippus: “Pleasure is the goal of all action”

- Epicurus: “Pleasure is the aim, but to achieve it, we must find moderation in order to minimize pain.

Week 10.  According to Plato:

-The distinction between necessary and unnecessary pleasures.

-The Platonic goods, the divine and the human goods.

-The eternal present and passing time.

 

 

Important: ALL TIMES ARE POSTED EASTERN STANDARD TIME

 



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Philosophy & Presence of Mind

In this course, students shall consider what the present really is and what it contains.  Students shall consider the nature of the mind, its powers and its capabilities.  This course is fully practical.

Week 1. Being Present.  What does this mean?  How is it possible to live more in the present?

Week 2. Getting Nectar from Poison. This indicates how with philosophy it is possible to extract something valuable even from adverse situations.

Week 3. Absolute Presence. In this session we will consider the philosophic and practical differences between absolute and relative existence

Week 4. Plato's analogy of the cave. This is one of the most famous writings in western philosophy. It follows up the subject of absolute and relative existence

Week 5. We will continue with Plato's cave and discuss its practical implications.  

Week 6. The Power of Thought. This will be the first session given to considering what powers are available in the present moment. We will also discuss mindfulness as it has appeared in recent times in the West

Week 7. The Power of Decision, and how to use that power well.

Week 8. The Power of Love. We will consider both how that may expand and how it is restricted.

Week 9. The Power of Will

Week 10. The Sovereign Self, the Self to which the powers of thought, decision , love and will belong. We will also speak about meditation as it is offered in the School.

Week 11. Give What You Lack, as a practical way of expanding the experience of the present.

 

 

Important: ALL TIMES ARE POSTED EASTERN STANDARD TIME



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