Mindfulness is knowledge and love working together. It works when it’s heartfelt and you know what you’re doing. Philosophy makes mindfulness practical, which is why it’s the only course to take in life.
Somewhere along the way, practical philosophy got hijacked by theoretical philosophy. It’s time to take it back. This 11-week course in mindful wisdom is for thoughtful women and men seeking to understand the nature of existence and the world in which we live.
The course draws on the great philosophic ideas of East and West, which lead to mindful presence and effective action in work, study and every aspect of daily life. The emphasis is on learning from the most powerful of teachers: our own experience. The only requirements are an interest in the subject and an open mind.
Sessions are 2½ hours each and include a break for refreshment. There is also a weekend half day workshop to explore and put into practice concepts introduced in these classes.
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What is ‘Practical Philosophy’?
Our courses aim to provide participants with a range of practical tools that can increase our levels of happiness, awareness and self-knowledge.
Our programs are inspired by the universal teachings of a broad spectrum of thinkers from both the East and West. Through a range of programs, we offer a rich curriculum for anyone seeking greater wisdom, awareness and fulfilment.
Our courses have a practical focus, and are not simply academic. They will give you a range of practical tools that can be deployed in daily living, aimed at making your life more harmonious, enjoyable and meaningful.
What are the benefits from studying Practical Philosophy?
- Deepening my levels of awareness and inner stillness
- Being more content and free from stress
- Being less driven by unhealthy emotions and reactions
- Connecting more deeply and honestly with my true purpose and values
- Enjoying higher self esteem and confidence
- Experiencing more fulfilling relationships
What is the School of Practical Philosophy?
The School was founded in London in 1937 by Leon MacLaren and now has branches worldwide. Practical Philosophy courses are offered in over 70 centres in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The School is a non-profit organisation. None of its tutors receive any remuneration for teaching. Students’ fees pay for premises, administration, advertising, etc. The knowledge belongs to no one and is freely passed on. It is a working principle of the School that tutors always remain students of their subject and attend their own philosophy groups. The School is governed by a constitution and administered by an executive committee.
Students come from all walks of life, some content to attend for only a short period, and some who continue to reap the benefits of deepening their spiritual practice over many years.