Practical Wisdom Workshops

Patience is the First of the Ten Natural Laws


Date: 22nd of October 2022
Sat 10:00-11:30am AEST

Warwick Brewster

Cost: $15.00


Online via Zoom.
Meeting details will be supplied after registration.

Patience is the First of the Ten Natural Laws – Why?

The first aspect of Dharma (Law) is Patience followed by forgiveness, self control, not stealing, purification, mastery over sensory organs, spiritual intellect, spiritual knowledge, truth and lack of anger.

Can Wisdom be available to live a life of fineness and happiness if Patience is not practiced?


Mr. Warwick Brewster was a leader in the development of an integrated design and construction approach to building, both through his lectures as head of the Building & Construction department at RMIT University and practically through the company he founded and directed and as a consultant to many other. Warwick’s lectures at RMIT embraced a philosophy for the conscious management of a building company and its work sites. He has attended the School of Philosophy for forty years in which time he has had many roles culminating in being the founding Chairman of Erasmus Primary School.

Why ‘my way’ turns out to be the wrong way (and what else is available to us).


This interactive presentation looks at why pursuing ‘my way’ only leads to frustration and complications.

If you have ever been at the beck and call of events, with a feeling of being at their mercy – with even more coming around the corner then this presentation is for you!

But is there an alternative and what is it?

Let’s open ourselves up to a possibility that there might be a more expansive, freer approach to life and all that it has to offer us.


Michael Smith is a recently retired commercial lawyer who was at one time the managing partner of a city law firm with over 120 staff. Practicing mainly in contract and business law, Michael provided advice to businesses of all sizes ranging from a major Australian bank to small and medium businesses with a practice also in sports and entertainment law. In recent years, he was the in-house lawyer at an inner-city council. A tutor and student of Philosophy, Michael also has a special interest in Plato and what Plato can tell us about life’s purpose and how to navigate it.