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WEA Sydney offers a relaxed and social environment with a community feel. With a central CBD location, we are easily accessible by public transport. Our diverse and high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer you great value for money. Whether you are interested in finding a new hobby, planning your travels or developing new skills in creative writing your journey starts here.

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Sacred Vietnam: A Spiritual History

Explore Vietnam’s religious traditions and how they have shaped the history of this beautiful country. Confucianism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Cao Dai have all been influences on the Vietnamese. SUGGESTED READING Destination Saigon, Walter Mason Fragrant Palm Leaves, Thich Nhat Hanh Fire in the Lake, Frances Fitzgerald The Other Shore, Hoa Pham The... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Explore Vietnam’s religious traditions and how they have shaped the history of this beautiful country. Confucianism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Cao Dai have all been influences on the Vietnamese.<br

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20 Jan

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Chair Yoga

Interested in yoga but have limited mobility or flexibility? Then try chair yoga – a gentle practice that modifies poses so you can perform them while seated. This class is designed for those who are new to exercise, are recovering from an injury, have a health condition or simply don’t like exercising on the floor. Poses are specifically designed... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

Interested in yoga but have limited mobility or flexibility? Then try chair yoga – a gentle practice that modifies poses so you can perform them while seated. This class is designed for those who are

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29 Jan

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Buddhism: A Cultural Journey

Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of Destination Cambodia) explores Buddhism’s main divisions, its cultural and historical forms and how the Buddhist tradition is lived in various countries. This course will also explore... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of <em>Destination Cambodia</em>)

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03 Feb

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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03 Feb

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Friday Yoga & Well-being

Experience an in-depth introduction, incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers' Associations. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please note that from April 2019 WEA will no longer be providing yoga mats and you will need to bring... [More]
$222 Limited / $200

Experience an in-depth introduction, incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers'

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07 Feb

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Crossing the Blue Mountains

Since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Europeans had wanted to cross the distant blue barrier presented by the mountains. From a distance the mountains looked as if they could easily be crossed, typified by Governor Phillip’s intention, ‘to shortly explore their summits.’ But the Europeans found them to be a region of plateaus, deeply gouged... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Europeans had wanted to cross the distant blue barrier presented by the mountains. From a distance the mountains looked as if they could easily be

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08 Feb

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How To Retire In Style Successfully

Learn from an experienced financial planner the principles and strategies to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into retirement. Cover strategies on how to build a tax free income stream in retirement, explore your options and, if applicable, improve your eligibility for... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Learn from an experienced financial planner the principles and strategies to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into

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09 Feb

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Oku-Noto Art Triennale Japan 2020

The inaugural Oku-Noto Art Triennale occurred in 2017. Oku-Noto is one of the most remote areas of Japan, centered around the town of Suzu in the far North of the Noto Peninsula. Suzu flourished from the 8th century when maritime trade across the Sea of Japan to China and Korea was active. As transportation shifted from sea to land Suzu’s remote... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The inaugural Oku-Noto Art Triennale occurred in 2017. Oku-Noto is one of the most remote areas of Japan, centered around the town of Suzu in the far North of the Noto Peninsula. Suzu flourished

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11 Feb

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Walking Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Routes: Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage

When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. The 1200 kilometre journey between 88 temples on Shikoku emulates Kukai’s life. Pilgrims believe they walk with him and commune with his spirit and teachings. Learn about this spirit... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. The 1200 kilometre journey

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13 Feb

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Russian Language and Culture

An introduction to Russian language and culture for any student wishing to approach Russian language for the very first time. Students will develop some reading and writing skills. This course is recommended for people wishing to learn reading Cyrillic characters as well as for those who wish to undertake further courses of Russian language. Tutor... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>An introduction to Russian language and culture for any student wishing to approach Russian language for the very first time. Students will develop some reading and writing skills. This course is

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15 Feb

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