At New Acropolis (IONA), philosophy comes alive as we foster an active and practical approach to living philosophy towards collective growth of humanity.
The sessions provide a glimpse into the sources of wisdom with a comparative study of Classical philosophies across ancient cultures and civilizations. Through the classes, we unfold the path of philosophy from Knowledge to Wisdom and from learning to living, as we uncover the mysteries of human consciousness and development.
The foundation course is the first level of study of Philosophy being taught at numerous centers of New Acropolis International non profit Organization in over 60 countries for many years. This unique program of philosophy is a pre-requisite for membership to the organization as well to continue subsequent advance programs of philosophy. It is structured into 14 weekly sessions which are combination of both lectures and practical exercises that foster philosophical, cultural and volunteering engagements.
Living Philosophy Foundation course comprises of 3 divisions
I Individual The mysteries of the Human self. Discovery and Awakening
II Society Coexistence and Human relationships
III Mankind Esoteric History, Evolution and Destiny
Some of the sessions are
Know Thyself Different levels of human consciousness with perspectives from the east and the west. What is transient and what is eternal?
The Wisdom of Ancient India Learn the story of Arjuna the warrior. The Bhagavad Gita describes the battles of life and tools to help us win this battle. Universal laws of Dharma, Karma, discernment to identify and implement the right action.
Life and Teachings of the Buddha Explore the life of the Buddha and his teaching through the Dhammapada. This gives us practical advice on how to overcome pain and suffering and live a noble life.
The Artist, The In Love And The Philosopher Who Are You? Discover the wisdom of the ancient Romans through the Stoic philosophers. Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius teach us simple and practical philosophy, of working with virtues as a path to progress.
Tools For Life From The Ancient World Explore the wisdom of the ancient Egyptians, the idea of justice. From ancient China comes Confucius expounding the importance of an ethical social order.
The Light At The End Of The Cave What is the identity of a philosopher, the true leader and a politician. The metaphor of Platos Allegory of the Cave, the grand illusion and how we can free ourselves from it.
Join us as we embark on this fascinating journey of bringing Philosophy alive !
About New Acropolis Cultural Association, is an international no-for-profit organization of a philosophical, cultural and social nature, active in 57 countries worldwide.
Our 3 founding principles are:
1. Fraternity: To promote an ideal of international fraternity, based on respect for human dignity, beyond racial, sexual, cultural, religious, social or other differences.
2. Knowledge: To encourage the love of wisdom through the comparative study of philosophies, religions, sciences and arts, in order to promote the knowledge of the human being, the laws of Nature and the Universe.
3. Development: To develop the best of the human potential, by promoting the realization of the human being as an individual and his or her integration as an active and conscious part of society and nature, in order to improve the world