Innovative and stimulating approaches to philosophy and economics.
As a centre for spiritual and practical knowledge, we can help you lead a fuller, richer life. Our courses focus on philosophy you can use every day, and economics with justice at its heart – where philosophy meets real life.
The courses treat philosophy as a personal and practical attitude to life and its opportunities; thereby enabling people to deepen and develop an understanding of life and oneself. These are not academic courses as would be followed in a university, but aim to be intensely practical and based upon experience.
The school has found that exploring the inner life and making it practical for daily living requires a method of cultivating inner stillness and peace. For this purpose students are offered an introduction to the practice of meditation after a few terms of study of philosophy. Thereafter the regular practice of meditation is central to the study and practice of philosophy.
The school provides for students to continue their studies for as long as they wish, viewing philosophy in particular, as a life long study with practical applications and implications at all stages of life.
Because the courses are intended for people with normal working and family lives, the school’s courses are based on evening classes offered on a weekly basis. Some centres also offer daytime classes. These are all supported by weekend activities with weekend and week-long residential seminars being available to students who have studied in the school for some time.
For Course start dates – go to Local Centres or FREE 10 week Philosophy Course.
Open to Everyone
This popular non-academic course draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present. The aim is to offer a practical means to discover fully who we are, how we relate to the world we live in and what gets in the way of being happy, peaceful and free.
The ten weekly sessions explore central human questions through discussion, practical observation, conversation and reflection in good company.
All that is needed is an open and enquiring mind.
Themes included in the course
- Relevance of philosophy to today’s world
- The importance of observation and stillness
- The spirit of enquiry
- Living in the present moment
- Different levels of awareness
- Acting with wisdom and justice
- What changes our states of mind and emotions?
- Basic questions: Who am I? Where am I?
- What, in essence, is human nature?
- The nature of beauty and reason
- States of attention and personal freedom
Click on Local Centres for a course near you and register online; alternatively speak with the registrar to discuss the course further