The School of Practical Philosophy opened its doors in Sydney in 1967. Melbourne followed ten years later, then Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. The Schools in these capital cities have opened branches in their respective States. Sydney opened a branch in Canberra in 2000.
Except for a small, administrative staff, all work and tuition in the school is undertaken on an unpaid, voluntary basis.
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.
Celebration of 50 Years
The approach is practical rather than academic. There are no exams to pass. No sitting at desks. The course does not offer certificates or diplomas, but something much more important – a living philosophy that is of real value in dealing with the challenges of everyday life and developing one’s own potential as fully as possible.
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
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.
For me, the decision to join the school comes from a desire to learn more about the 'big questions' in life. We tend to spend our days focused on everyday things (work, home life etc.) and I enjoy having a chance to consider the broader picture. - Sacha