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A Ten Week Course in Practical Philosophy at Waterperry Gardens

24 September to 03 December
Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens
Nr. Wheatley
OX33 1JZ

A Ten Week Course in Practical Philosophy at Waterperry Gardens and Eckersley House in Oxford

About the Ten Week Course in Practical Philosophy at Waterperry Gardens

Living wisely is at the heart of our Practical Philosophy course at Waterperry Gardens.

This ten-week course is designed to calm the mind and help uncover the true self.

The practice of exercises drawn from philosophical traditions of both East and West allow freedom from petty concerns and help people learn to distinguish what is important from what is not.

If they become part of everyday life, these exercises reconnect people with the present moment, which is the essence of mindfulness.

The group discussion, over three terms, will include topics such as wisdom, consciousness, reason, beauty and the unity underlying all things.

In a far-from-steady world this course offers steadiness which can be incorporated into our daily lives. It draws on ancient teachings of both east and west and shows how they can be relevant to us today.

Do visit our website at https://schoolofphilosophyoxford.org for more information about us.

Please see important booking information below.

Booking information

Event cost: £35.00

Normally £65.00, reduced to £35.00 if you enrol in advance before 24 September

Age guidance: 18+

Duration: This course runs from 24 September to 03 December

About the location

The course will take place in Waterperry House.

Just a stone’s throw from Oxford and within easy reach of London nestles Waterperry Gardens.

Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, it’s now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop.

The large stately home, Waterperry House, is used as a retreat centre for the School of Philosophy and also hosts many artistic events every year.