Freedom workshop / study day – 2 July 2017

You are warmly invited to a study day entitled:


at Newland House, Edgbaston, Birmingham

On Sunday 2nd July 2017; 9 30am to 4 00 pm

Cost £25 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

The general subject for the day will be Freedom.

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Over the millennia, in many different ways it is what humanity has strived for, lived for, fought for and died for.

But what is freedom? Of course there is the obvious physical freedom from repression, tyranny and slavery but philosophically it means much more than that.

So throughout the day we will discuss:

  • What is the nature of true freedom?
  • What impedes true freedom, how is it lost?
  • Why does everyone have a need to be free?
  • A traditional holistic view of man
  • Creativity and Freedom
  • What can we control in our life?
  • What can’t we control in our life?
  • How can we avail ourselves of true freedom?

The day will contain practical elements to help us in our discovery of answers to these important issues.

We shall:

  1. Practice and develop the mindful awareness exercise that has already been introduced
  2. Practice very basic calligraphy
  3. Practice simple sounding and listening (starting with basic vowel sounds from the ancient Sanskrit language)

freedom-600All useful practices for bringing the attention into the present moment and allowing the mind to fall still.

The day will begin at 9am for coffee and registration, the workshop will start at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4pm. The cost is £25 with a beautiful vegetarian buffet and all refreshments included.

As always these days, I look forward to spending a warm, friendly, peaceful and (hopefully) enlightening day with you.

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All are welcome including any family or friends you think may be interested, although we do have to limit the numbers to 30 people for practical reasons. So if you want to come please book early to save disappointment.

To secure your place on the workshop you can enrol using the form at the bottom of this page.

I look forward to seeing you,                                                                                  

David Nock



These workshops typically sell out early. To reserve your place and save disappointment you can enrol for this workshop by using the form below:



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.