Ongoing Courses

Courses are offered in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Please check the location in the description and register below.

The School’s courses assist students in realizing their full potential and are open to anyone curious about self-discovery, increased mindfulness, greater awareness and insight into their true nature.

The program is arranged in four levels, starting with Philosophy Works, followed by Foundation Courses, Continuing Philosophy and Advanced Courses.

Note: For the Winter term starting Jan 6, 2020, the fee for Philosophy Works – Introductory course and Philosophy 2 – Happiness is waived as a gift to the community.

Ongoing Courses

Courses are offered in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Please check the location in the description and register below.

The School’s courses assist students in realizing their full potential and are open to anyone curious about self-discovery, increased mindfulness, greater awareness and insight into their true nature.

The program is arranged in four levels, starting with Philosophy Works, followed by Foundation Courses, Continuing Philosophy and Advanced Courses.

Note: For the Winter term starting Jan 6, 2020, the fee for Philosophy Works – Introductory course and Philosophy 2 – Happiness is waived as a gift to the community.

Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses

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. Each of the Foundation Courses covers a single theme that builds on the material introduced in Philosophy Works.

Philosophy 2: Happiness

This course encourages people to find the happiness that exists inside themselves, dissolves conflict and creates harmony and health.

Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020. Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm. Each Sat 10am to 12:30pm

Philosophy and Happiness - Hudson Valley - Wallkill

January 7, 2020 to March 10, 2020. Each Tue 7pm to 9:15pm

at the School of Practical Philosophy, 846 Borden Circle Wallkill, NY 12589

Philosophy and Happiness - Hudson Valley - Beacon

Jan 11, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020 Each Sat 10am to 12:15pm

at the Howland Cultural Center 477 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

Philosophy 3: Love

Philosophy 3 aims to help students dissolve feelings of separation and become more aware of the pure love that lives inside us all.

Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020. Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm. Each Sat 10am to 12:30pm

Philosophy 4: Presence of Mind

This course covers the powers and capabilities of the mind, along with managing unnecessary thoughts and dreams that carry the mind away.

Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020. Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm. Each Sat 10am to 12:30pm

Philosophy 5: Freedom

Philosophy 5 asks: How is it possible to realize one’s full potential and live a noble life? How can meditation make one steady, and peaceful?

Jan 08, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020. Each Wed 9:30am to Noon. Each Wed 7pm to 9:30pm. Each Sat 10am to 12:30pm

Philosophy and Freedom - Hudson Valley

Jan 7, 2020 to Mar 10, 2020 Each Tue 7pm to 9:15pm

at the School of Practical Philosophy, 846 Borden Circle Wallkill, NY 12589

Philosophy 6: The Way of Action

This course centers on actions and how they regulate our lives. Good, bad and indifferent action are examined as well as what it means to work with full attention.

Jan 08, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020. Each Wed 7pm to 9:30pm.

Continuing Courses

Continuing Courses

Following the first five 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. Students have the opportunity to meet one on one with another student who is well practiced in meditation to discuss questions or difficulties that the practice brings to light. The opportunity to work with and for others under guidance is also made available.

Philosophy I-2

Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020. Each Wed 7pm to 9:30pm

Philosophy I-3

Location: YMCA - 5 West 63rd Street

Jan 8, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020. Each Wed 9:30am to Noon.

Philosophy I-4

Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 9, 2020. Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm

Philosophy I-5

Jan 8, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020. Each Wed 7pm to 9:30pm

I-5 Hudson Valley

Jan 7, 2020 to Mar 10, 2020 Each Tue 7pm to 9:15pm

Philosophy I-6

Jan 8, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020. Each Wed 9:30am to Noon. Location: WeWork 142 W 57th St Room 11D

Philosophy in Action Weekend

This weekend activity at The School’s property in Wallkill NY offers the opportunity to discover the value of working with and for others under guidance. This activity is open to students who have begun the practice of meditation.

Friday January 31st from 8:00pm to Sunday February 2nd after lunch. Location: 846 Borden Circle Wallkill, New York 12589

N-CN

Jan 9, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020 Each Thu 7pm to 9:30pm

N-SF

Jan 9, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020 Each Thu 7pm to 9:30pm

Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses

The School’s Advanced Courses comprise a series of subjects that delve deeply into timeless teachings about the Self, natural law, creation, truth, and knowledge. Advanced Courses are enhanced by a commitment to meditation, and to service, which brings the principles presented in the classroom to life in ways both practical and profound.

M-ES

Jan 8, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020 Each Wed 7pm to 9:30pm

M-MS

Jan 9, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020 Each Thu 7pm to 9:30pm

M-RT

Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 9, 2020 Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm

M-HS

Each Wednesday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020

M-RC

Each Thursday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020

M-DC

Sep 9, 2019 to Nov 11, 2019. Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm

M-EC

Sep 9, 2019 to Nov 11, 2019. Each Mon 7pm to 9:30pm

M Level Winter Weekend

Friday January 31 8:00 pm Meeting - Sunday February 2 after lunch

S-BSGL

Each Tuesday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

S-HSG

Each Tuesday. includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

S-RSGL

Each Tuesday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

S-RBGL

Each Monday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

S-KKGL

Each Wednesday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

S-AMGL

Each Wednesday. Fee includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

S-Level Weekend Exercise

Friday January 24th Opening Meeting at 8:00pm thru Sunday after lunch January 26th

Supplemental Courses

Supplemental Courses

The School occasionally offers recurring events and special courses that can supplement students’ studies. Please note that some course prerequisites may be necessary to enroll.

Emerson Study

The teaching of Ralph Waldo Emerson is an expression of the highest spiritual knowledge--the philosophy of Unity. Drawing on the wisdom from Plato and the East, Emerson knew from direct experience and observation that Unity is the true reality. He spoke of "one mind common to all" and of "one soul which animates all things." His writings are both revolutionary and reflective and can help inspire our work toward self-realization.

Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm alternating Tuesdays January 14, 28, February 11, 25, and March 10.

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