THE ONLY COURSE TO TAKE IN LIFE

WHEN DID YOU LAST FEEL LIKE THIS?

OUR COURSES MAKE YOU FEEL MORE MINDFUL, CONNECTED AND ALIVE

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.

ABOUT

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THE SCHOOL IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT, VOLUNTEER ORGANISATION.

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.

Except for a small, administrative staff, all work and tuition in the school is undertaken on an unpaid, voluntary basis.

The School of Practical Philosophy in NSW and ACT have nine branches which are located in Sydney CBD, Manly, Wahroonga, Central Coast, Kangaroo Valley, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Canberra and Wagga Wagga. Read more

 

TESTIMONIALS

SINCE 1967, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ENJOYED THE COURSES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY.

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.

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INTRODUCTORY COURSE – MINDFUL WISDOM

THE MINDFUL WISDOM COURSE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE HISTORY’S GREAT PHILOSOPHICAL INSIGHTS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

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WEEKLY SESSIONS

Over eleven weekly sessions you’ll consider philosophical ideas and questions relevant to all our lives. It’s a course which will help you become more mindful, more connected and more alive.

TO CELEBRATE THE 50 YEAR LANDMARK, WE’RE OFFERING 50% OFF  THE MINDFUL WISDOM COURSE IN TERM 3, 2018.

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INTENSIVE COURSE

For the first time in 50 years, the School is offering its introductory course as weekend intensives. Normally held over 11 weeks, the intensive will deliver the same material over 3 days.

Held over two consecutive weekends from 9am until 4pm each day.

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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.

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The first three courses in the School of Practical Philosophy explore wisdom, happiness and love. These three are grouped together as the heart of philosophy.
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The second year of courses in the School of Practical Philosophy are Freedom, Presence of Mind and The Way of Action. These three courses are grouped together as the Aim of Philosophy.
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Every human being has a body for action, a heart for feeling and a mind for thinking. The Way of Action refines activity. The Way of Devotion liberates the power of love. The Way of Life lights the journey.
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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.

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FROM THE BEGINNING, PHILOSOPHY HAS AIMED
TO MEET THREE UNIVERSAL DESIRES:

THE DESIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE, THE DESIRE FOR HAPPINESS AND THE DESIRE FOR LOVE.