THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK, SEE AND FEEL ABOUT THE WORLD IN WHICH YOU LIVE?
The School of Practical Philosophy is a centre for spiritual, practical knowledge and inquiry. It aims to help individuals lead a fuller, richer and more meaningful life and to evolve the spiritual aspect of their being in accordance with natural laws. This is done by providing courses in practical philosophy, seminars, workshops, retreats and meditation
THE WISDOM WITHIN
An Introductory Course consisting of 10 weekly sessions of 75mins each.
In this course you will receive an introduction to the world's great Philosophical teachings which have stood the test of time. You will participate in inquiries into core questions about life and existence; experiment with exercises in mindfulness and discover how easily you can access the wisdom you already have within you. So join us online and experience the power in discovering more about yourselves and the world around. Read more about the course here.
THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE.
Registrations are open for Term 2
Being in the school has changed my life in every aspect. I used to be so sensitive to other people’s comments about me. Now I just let them go and see things as they are. - Clare
The simple exercises presented in the course have really changed my life. Just learning to rest in the present moment eliminated a ton of stress from my life, and has certainly improved my relationships and sense of well-being. - Josh
This course is the best thing I have done for myself in years. I absolutely love the knowledge and the peace of mind I have gained. I can't express how much it is worth doing. Everyone should do this course.
THE SCHOOL IS A NON-RELIGIOUS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT, VOLUNTEER ORGANISATION.
The School of Practical Philosophy in NSW and ACT offer online courses and have nine branches located in Sydney CBD, Manly, Wahroonga, Central Coast, Kangaroo Valley, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Canberra and Wagga Wagga.
Except for a small team of administrative staff, all work and tuition in the school is undertaken on an unpaid, voluntary basis.
Part of a world-wide association of organisations affiliated through the London School Of Economic Science, founded in London in the 1930’s, The School of Practical Philosophy opened its doors in Sydney in 1967.
The School draws content from diverse sources and presents it in a structure way that is for the benefit of all. In an inclusive environment, students will explore a different way of thinking and approach to life to help change one’s mindset. Every course offered in the School is a stand-alone course with its own theme, its own focus and its own transformative practices. But they work together, with each course building on previous courses. Click the links below to read more about the first three years or view the course page to see all courses in the first 5 years.
The School continues to offer the same simple practice it received over fifty years ago. It is an authentic and utterly simple practice, natural, easily learnt and can be practiced within the demands of daily living.
The School received the meditation practice in the 1960’s. Instruction and guidance was given by the head of the Advaita Tradition in Northern India, Śrī Śāntānanda Saraswatī, then the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math. The School’s commitment from the beginning has been to make meditation available for whoever was seeking freedom, fullness of life or a deeper understanding of themselves.
There are Schools in 18 countries and 50 cities around the world. Click the links below to find available courses.
To comply with Government directives and medical advice concerning COVID-19, as of the 23 March 2020 all our Practical Philosophy courses have been moved to an online platform.