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About the course

Philosophy In The Park is a 6-week course made of selected topics from our program and adjusted to an outdoor setting.

We will meet on a weekly basis in Villa Parke, Pasadena (the park adjacent to the community center).

 

The free Open Classes will present our approach to living a philosophical life, as well as a brief introduction to a tool we will use often during the course: the Three Dimensions of the Human Being. You will be able to RSVP for the date you prefer, after we will update links on this page.

the topics 
Below are some of the topics that you will encounter through the course.
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1-    KNOW YOURSELF!

To find sustainable happiness, we need to recognize the elements within us and to live a fulfilling and authentic life.

  • The Mystery of the Human Being

  • Timeless Ethics and Inner Harmony

  • The Seven Dimensions of the Human Being

  • Moral Life Vs. Intellectual Life

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2-    THE INNER WARRIOR

To develop our inner strength, we need to learn how to work with our virtues and vices.

  • The Wisdom of India: The Bhagavad Gita

  • The Warrior within Us

  • You are Stronger than you Think

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3-    NATURAL LAWS THAT GOVERN OUR LIVES

The laws that govern your life without you knowing it

  • The Concepts of Karma, Dharma, and Reincarnation

  • The Path of Right Action

  • Who you truly are

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4-    THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE

The mind is our most useful tool in the inner battle.  But first we need to master it…

  • Introduction to the Wisdom of Tibet

  • Helena Petrovna Blavatsky – The Adventures of a Great Philosopher

  • The Voice of the Silence – Manual for a Traveler on the Path

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5-    THE WISDOM OF CHINA

Ethics and Politics - what’s the connection?  To achieve a just society, we need to begin with just individuals

  • Confucius and the Harmonious Society

  • Politics as a reflection of Ethics

  • True Equality vs. False Equality

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6-    THE HERO’S JOURNEY

To understand the hidden truths beyond myths,  helps us understand our own lives better.

  • History and Myth: Which is real? 

  • Joseph Campbell and the Monomyth

  • Myth study: Theseus and the Minotaur

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Monday - Friday 5:00 P.M - 8:30  P.M

Saturday 9:00 A.M  - 2:00 P.M

Old Town Pasadena​

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