Natural Elements Workshop 10th Nov 2019

Practical philosophy and bliss course Birmingham

The Freedom Within workshop

The Art and Science of Mindfulness & Meditation workshop

Meditation Workshop Birmingham

The Art and Science of Mindfulness & Meditation – The Blissful Brain

at Newland House, Edgbaston, Birmingham

On Sunday 8th July 2018, 9 30am to 4 00 pm

Cost £22 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

This workshop will be an exploration of the Science and Practice of Mindfulness and Meditation.

At this workshop we shall:

  • Explore various types of mindfulness and meditation practices practised throughout the different cultures of the world
  • The Blissful Brain - Mindfulness and Meditation workshopLook at the differences in types of meditation related to levels of awareness
  • Look at how the brain seems to be pre-wired to enable and benefit from the practice of meditation as discovered from recent studies in neuroscience
  • Consider meditation in the context of the right and the left-hand sides of the brain
  • Look at the effect meditation has had on long term mantra based  meditators
  • Consider the effect meditation has on health in general
  • Explore the spiritual/psychological reasons to practice meditation
  • We will also practise a few different types of mindfulness and meditation practices throughout the day

The practices will include:

  • mindful awareness exercises
  • spoken guided meditations



This workshop is being delivered and led by David Nock who:

  • has been studying practical philosophy for 35 years
  • practicing mantra based meditation for 40 years
  • studied various other types of meditation practices
  • has a keen interest in the positive effect meditation has on humanity

David has run this workshop quite a few times now and it is always a peaceful, stilling and enjoyable experience.


School of Philosophy Midlands, Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UA


9.00am For refreshments, tea, coffee and biscuits

9:30am-4.00pm Workshop start and finish times

Sunday July 8th, 2018.


The cost is £22 for the day and will include refreshments and a full beautiful vegetarian buffet lunch.

If you have any questions in advance please feel free to call 0121 454 2540.

Natural Elements Workshop 25th March 2018

Play of Creation Workshop Birmingham

The Play of Creation workshop – 11 June 2017

A practical investigation into the Play of Creation – workshop / study day

at Newland House, Edgbaston, Birmingham

For students from Part 4 (Presence of Mind) onwards, i.e. currently studying the modules: presence of mind, action, knowledge or are in the intermediate group

On Sunday 11th June 2017, 9 30am to 4 00 pm

Cost £20 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

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The great philosophical tradition of India proclaims that the creation is a play or a drama and that every activity, including those of the human race, is governed by Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas, the three Guna (the threefold nature of the energy of creation). Whatever the activity may be, the Guna interplay with our nature.

We naturally live in the world of name and form and we are surrounded by them, even the being we call our self seems to have many names and forms depending on what role we may be playing and what aspect of body, mind and heart we are referring to.

However, this philosophy also proclaims that our true nature or Self is completely free and untouched by this play of creation.

This is an enigmatic and fascinating idea and we shall use the opportunity to take a wholly practical approach to gain a better understanding of these two areas that dominate our lives, the world of consciousness and the world of matter, and hopefully experience a sense of freedom and peace through discussion, reason, and a practical approach to action.

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The workshop is on Sunday 11th June 2017. The school will be open from 9am for coffee, tea and biscuits with the workshop starting at 9:30am and finishes at approximately 4pm. The tutor for the day will be Stephen Davy.

The cost for the day to include all refreshments including a beautiful vegetarian lunch is £20.

The effect of a day like this is always light, peaceful and uplifting and it is a marvellous opportunity to practice philosophy in the good company of like minded people.


To reserve your place on this workshop enrol below.

Please note this workshop is designed for present members of the school only, from part 4 (Presence of Mind) onwards.