Philosophy Café

Held online via Zoom. Facilitated by Peter Whitfield

Friday the 01 March -  7pm Sydney time (8am in the UK) and 7pm London time.

Register to take part. 

A weekly get together of like minded people, who want to engage or recharge their interest in the practical benefits of studying philosophy.

Free drop-in sessions on Zoom, no need to attend every week. You will need to register, please click here to register. 

  • Weekly topics taken from the philosophy courses with a focus on Practical Philosophy, and what works in ‘my’ life.

  • Breakout rooms are allocated to allow time to meet and discuss ideas in smaller groups

  • Participants are encouraged neither to accept nor reject ideas, but to keep an open mind to discover what might be useful. 

  • Next session
  • We will use the four principles of platonic dialogue.


Platonic dialogue

  1. Truth is the goal
  2. Be willing to be refuted
  3. Listen with full attention; give space to the other person, don’t monopolize the stage – everyone’s voice is important
  4. Ask questions

Peter Whitfield

Peter Whitfield has been teaching the introductory courses in Philosophy for over 30 years. His love of great stories and belief in an eternal wisdom that provides practical help to live life fully, truly and happily has helped thousands of students.

The Introductory Philosophy course has transformed so many lives and the Philosophy Café  is an opportunity for anyone, current students, past students, family or friends to come along and be inspired. 

With Peter’s facilitation, the Friday night Philosophy café promises to be a new, flourishing event. Come along, be a participant and Find Yourself, in good company.

Friday 01 March

Beauty – with Peter Whitfield
7pm Sydney time (8am UK time)


The Gayatri Mantra – with Warwick Jessup
7pm UK Time (6am Saturday in Sydney)


Beauty – with Peter Whitfield
7pm Sydney time (8am UK time)

As our newly acquired yoga studio embraces its new tagline, 'Possibly the most beautiful yoga sanctuary on the planet,' we invite you to contemplate the concept of beauty. Our studio, nestled in a breathtaking, peaceful, nature-encompassing space, draws people from all over. Reflect on what beauty means to you and why you're attracted to it. This topic is covered in our introductory philosophy course, following Socrates' education in beauty by Diotima. Feel free to bring something beautiful to share at the café.

The Gayatri Mantra – with Warwick Jessup
7pm UK Time (6am Saturday in Sydney)

Those familiar with the Philosophy Café will recognize Warwick Jessup, our regular Sanskrit guru. He is not only a master storyteller but also the author of numerous book translations of Vedic texts, and one of my great heroes. Warwick will be presenting 'The Gayatri Mantra,' perhaps the most sacred mantra in the Sanskrit tradition.