How To Enjoy Life

How to Enjoy Life teaches us:

  • The skills of appreciation and gratitude.
  • How little we sometimes notice what is around us.
  • How to awaken ourselves to the beauty and value of the things, people and ideas with which we are surrounded.
  • How to properly absorb what is already precious in our lives.
  • The art of sampling happiness without being sentimental or deluded - a skill we term ‘cheerful despair’.

This class is a tool of re-enchantment. We are nudged into seeing how neglectful we can be of many phenomena that lack social prestige, not because we are bad or lazy, but because we are up against enormous obstacles to proper appreciation.

Drawing especially on art and literature, the class gently and wisely encourages us to make more of what we have.

TIMETABLE

6.15 pm     Drinks & welcome in our classroom
6.30 pm     Class begins (short break included)
9.30 pm     Class finishes
  

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‘The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.’

– Amelia Earhart

Facilitator

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Dr. Sumant Badami (or Monty as he is known to most) is an Anthropologist and Honorary Associate at Macquarie University. Apart from being a passionate educator at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, he is a celebrant, jazz singer, martial arts instructor and currently training to become an officer in the Australian Army Reserves. He is fascinated by the experiences and habits of real people all over the world. He is driven to understand our humanity in all its shapes and forms; from how we physically evolved to become this completely weird and flawed species, to how we survived in spite of these flaws to populate nearly every square inch of the planet and live successfully in so many different ways. He is excited about human evolution, religion and ritual, identity, human agency, gender, power, politics and the state.

Buy tickets for
How To Enjoy Life

$80

What:
Class
When and where:
  • Mon 2 Dec 2019 6.30pm – 9.30pm
    Spaces: Ground Floor/111 Flinders St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Class starts at 6.30pm sharp and runs for three hours including a short break. Drinks and nibbles from 6.15pm.

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Ticketing:

Full price: $80
Concession: $60
+ booking fee 

Concessions:
Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current Student Cards.

Refunds:
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 10 days cancellation notice before the original class date. If you require a refund please contact us as per below.

Need More Help?

Email: sydney@theschooloflife.com.au

For mobility access: please contact us as above to discuss arrangements to ensure your access requirements are supported.