To comply with Government directives and medical advice concerning COVID-19 we have moved all our Practical Philosophy courses to an online platform from 23 March 2020.

This isn’t a text-based chat-room, but an enjoyable, interactive format which allows the entire class to be heard and seen via the internet. The introductory course is offered three times a year: In February, May and September.

The School operates over a 12 week term with a mid-term break at week 7. Courses consist of 11 sessions lasting 60-90mins.


The Introductory Course is a ten-session course designed to encourage students to regain their natural sense of wonder, gaining greater access to their inner happiness, wisdom and strength.

It is not an academic survey of great philosophical ideas as one might find in a university. Rather it is an introduction to a series of proven principles that enable students to attain greater self-knowledge and better their lives through reasonable, compassionate living. The proof of Practical Philosophy’s effectiveness is found in personal experience.


a) You need to have a broadband (i.e. cable or DSL high-speed) internet connection with a minimum of  512 kbps upstream, 4 mbps downstream.  You can test your connection here:
b) A decent quality headset  is preferred but built in speakers and a built-in microphone or webcam-microphone will work just fine.
c) Your computer must be relatively new (less than 5 years). Windows users must be Vista or higher (Windows 7 or higher recommended).  Mac users must be at OSX 10.8 or higher. iPads and iPhones at IOS 6 or higher are now supported but are not recommended when a Mac or PC are available.  Android (4.4 and greater) devices are now supported.
d) You will need a webcam or built-in webcam.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to


Practical Philosophy continues after the Introductory Course with classes that advance and guide students to open their awareness more fully and connect more deeply within themselves.

Following the first 5 terms and the introduction to meditation, the School’s philosophy curriculum expands. Emphasis is placed on a variety of areas including the refinement of meditation.