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 to Practical Philosophy
The Wisdom Within will introduce you to the great philosophical teachings from the eastern and western traditions, showing you ways of accessing a lasting happiness beyond material gain and helping you to realise the unifying power of love.
The Wisdom Within course is offered online, and we are pleased to once again to be able to offer these courses face-to-face as well. These will comply with state government requirements, which currently require participants to be fully vaccinated.
Please note that the scheduled face-to-face courses will proceed if possible, given the current state of the pandemic - but if they cannot, they will revert to online classes at the same scheduled time, until such time as the situation allows us to return to classrooms.
A full refund will be available if the new arrangements do not suit.
Term 1 2022 commences Monday 7 February
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.