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.
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
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.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
It is only in exceptional moods that we realise how wonderful are the commonest experiences of life. It seems to me sometimes that these experiences have an “inner” side, as well as the outer side we normally perceive. At such moments one suddenly sees everything with new eyes; one feels on the brink of some great revelation. It is as if we caught a glimpse of some incredibly beautiful world that lies silently about us all the time – J.W.N. Sullivan
INTRODUCTORY COURSE – MINDFUL WISDOM
THE MINDFUL WISDOM COURSE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE HISTORY’S GREAT PHILOSOPHICAL INSIGHTS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE.
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.
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.
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.