Philosophy & Literature: Northumberland Tyne Valley

Date

Wednesday 17th April 2024. 1pm until 3pm

Venue

Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helen's Street, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5BE

Fee

£14 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Ever wondered how Islamic philosophers grappled with the interplay of reason and faith? Join this half-day course as we delve into the contrasting perspectives of Ibn Rushd and al-Ghazali. Is reason a faithful ally or a potential adversary to religious belief? Engage in vibrant discussions, compare their philosophies, and participate in a unique debate to unlock the rich mosaic of Islamic thought. Challenge your perceptions and discover the nuanced relationship between reason and faith in Islamic philosophy.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Rushd and al Ghazali
Cultivating Courage: Embracing the Bold Path to Fulfilment [day course]

Date

Saturday 27th April 2024. 10am until 3pm

Venue

Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

Fee

£35 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Step into a day of self-discovery and connection. Together, we'll explore the profound concept of courage, weaving personal narratives into a rich tapestry of collective wisdom. Engage in meditation, deep discussion and draw inspiration from Malala Yousafzai's courageous journey. We will also discuss the Sikh story of ‘Bhai Kanhaiya's on the Battlefield’, which resonates with themes of compassion, selflessness, and universal love. The afternoon unfolds with a labyrinth walk and a creative activity, fostering deep reflection. Join us on this nurturing journey toward personal growth and fulfilment.

Booking

To book a place on this discussion group, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Date

Wednesday 15th May 2024. 1pm until 3pm

Venue

Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helen's Street, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5BE

Fee

£14 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Embark on a journey through the annals of history with our half-day course. How do civilizations rise and fall? Join us in exploring Ibn Khaldun's profound insights, unraveling the intricacies of 'asabiyyah and historical cycles. Engage in vibrant discussions on the relevance of his ideas in today's world. Cap it off with a Civilization Building Game, where you navigate the threads of social cohesion, economic fortunes, and external influences. Decode the echoes of the past and shape the narratives of the future.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Beyond the Sands of Time: Ibn Khaldun's Insights on Civilizations
Nurturing Kindness: The Heart's Journey Towards Fulfilment [day course]

Date

Saturday 25th May 2024. 10am until 3pm

Venue

Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

Fee

£35 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Join us in exploring the transformative power of kindness, a universal language that speaks to the soul. In our welcoming space, we'll delve into the essence of kindness, discussing its profound impact on personal and societal well-being. Through the inspiring story of Abdul Sattar Edhi, we'll uncover the cultural, religious and philosophical dimensions of kindness. We will also discuss the ancient Buddhist parable, ‘The Monk and the Scorpion’, and collectively reflect upon its wisdom. Engage in meditation, reflections, creativity, and personal contemplation, fostering connections between kindness and the path to fulfilment.

Booking

To book a place on this discussion group, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Practicing Temperance: Finding Balance on the Path to Fulfilment [day course]

Date

Saturday 27th July 2024. 10am until 3pm

Venue

Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

Fee

£35 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Step into a day of exploration and self-discovery, where we invite you to embrace the concept of temperance, a path to balance and fulfilment. Join a nurturing space to discuss and reflect on finding equilibrium in various aspects of life. Journey with historical figure Confucius and then delve into the wisdom of Daoism, as we explore Zhuang Zhou’s story of ‘The Empty Boat’. Engage in guided meditations and mindful exercises to practice temperance. Together, let's uncover the enduring principles that lead to a harmonious and fulfilling life.

Booking

To book a place on this discussion group, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Embracing Compassion: Heartful Living on the Path to Fulfilment [day course]

Date

Saturday 31st August 2024. 10am until 3pm

Venue

Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

Fee

£40 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Step into a nurturing exploration of compassion, where each moment unfurls like a lotus. Join a circle of seekers and discover the transformative power of compassion on personal and collective well-being. Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, a modern sage, as well as the Jataka Tale of Prince Vessantara. Through meditation, contemplative walks and creative expressions, we'll navigate the art of heartful living. This journey invites you to deepen your connection with compassion and embrace fulfilment with an open heart.

Booking

To book a place on this discussion group, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Cultivating Humility: A Journey Towards Fulfilment [day course]

Date

Saturday 28th September 2024. 10am until 3pm

Venue

Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

Fee

£40 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Embark upon a nurturing exploration of humility, where each step is an invitation to self-discovery. Join a circle of seekers as we unravel the essence of humility through the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the Zen story ‘Nan-in and the Tea Cup'. Reflect in the labyrinth's embrace, engage in a collaborative art venture, and discover the transformative journey towards fulfilment. This comprehensive day course weaves diverse perspectives and personal narratives, fostering a deep connection between humility and the path to inner fulfilment.

Booking

To book a place on this discussion group, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Embracing Forgiveness: Liberating the Soul on the Path to Fulfilment [day course]

Date

Saturday 26th October 2024. 10am until 3pm

Venue

Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

Fee

£40 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Step into a nurturing exploration of forgiveness, a journey of liberation and healing. Join a circle of seekers as we unravel the transformative power of forgiveness through Nelson Mandela's legacy and the Old Testament tale of ‘Joseph and His Brothers’. Meditate, reflect by the pond, engage in a forgiveness ceremony, and discover the profound connection between forgiveness and the path to inner fulfilment. This comprehensive day course weaves diverse perspectives and personal narratives, fostering a deep connection between forgiveness and the journey towards fulfilment.

Booking

To book a place on this discussion group, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com