How To Find Meaning Without Religion

We live during a period of human history in which, perhaps for the first time, no single religion or philosophy dominates. It’s a plural world.

We can choose what we make of religion and how we might pursue spiritual matters – or not. There’s a tremendous freedom in that, but also a profound challenge. For while many feel little or no inclination to follow a particular religion, they are nonetheless conscious of what might be called ‘the God-shaped hole’. They seek to nurture the spiritual side of themselves, and would like to deepen how this might be done.

In this class, we’ll explore the ramifications of our secular predicament, how people try to fill the gap, how successful they are when set alongside what traditional religious practice has offered, and we’ll identify some practices that you might take up in your own life.


18.00     Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.00     Class finishes

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'Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable'.

Albert Einstein


Adam Jacobs is the co-founder and Managing Director of online retailer The Iconic, having previously worked in consulting at The Boston Consulting Group and Pricewaterhouse Coopers both in Sydney and Copenhagen. Whilst in his professional life Adam is an entrepreneur, Adam's academic background is Philosophy. From an early age Adam has been drawn to questions of meaning and religion having grown up in a multi-religious household where he was encouraged to challenge and explore existing beliefs. Adam's philosophy studies focused on metaphysics, ethics and religion in Sydney and in Boston. Today he continues to explore these topics in a more practical form across the many facets of his life.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study. 

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How To Find Meaning Without Religion




Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

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