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

INTRODUCTORY COURSE – THE WISDOM WITHIN

The Introductory Course consists of 11 weekly sessions of 2.5hrs each.

The Wisdom Within will be available free in 2020 (with just a $30 admin fee for course materials and registration).

You will receive an introduction to the world's great Philosophical teachings which have stood the test of time. You will participate in breakout-group 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 and experience the power that comes from people gathering to discover more about themselves and others. Read more about the course here.

Classes start week beginning 3rd February 2020.

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ABOUT

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

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.

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.

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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.

QUOTE OF THE 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.

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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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THE TEMPEST

Along with regular events that occur each term, the students of the School of Philosophy in Sydney have been presenting lectures, discussions and workshops on complementary studies that hold a particular interest to them. These students have allowed participants to address core questions about what it means to be human and how to express their essential humanity.

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SANSKRIT RESIDENTIAL

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

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