Hudson Valley Courses

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 three levels, starting with Philosophy Works, followed by Foundation Courses and Continuing Philosophy.


Hudson Valley

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 three levels, starting with Philosophy Works, followed by Foundation Courses and Continuing Philosophy.

Philosophy Works

Philosophy Works

The introductory course encourages students to gain access to inner happiness, wisdom and strength. The premise is that within each of us is an inexhaustible source of nourishment, well-being and understanding. The aim is to put students in touch with this inner resource. Classes include the presentation of key principles and discussion of students’ experience in putting these principles into practice.

Philosophy Works: Introductory Course - Wallkill

In the Hamlet of Wallkill. Every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm, starting September 11, 2019

Location: The School of Practical Philosophy (Borden Estate) – 846 Borden Circle, Wallkill, NY 12589

Philosophy Works: Introductory Course - Beacon

In the Town of Beacon. Every Saturday 10am to 12pm, starting Saturday, September 14, 2019

Location: The Howland Cultural Center – 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

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.

Philosophy and Presence of Mind

Sep 10, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019. Each Tue 7pm to 9:15pm

Continuing Courses

Continuing Courses

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. 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.

I-4 Hudson Valley

Sep 10, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019. Each Tue 7pm to 9:15pm

I-7: Hudson Valley

Sep 10, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019. Each Tue 7pm to 9:15pm

HVSGL - Hudson Valley

Includes Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

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