Philosophy I-2: The Way of Devotion

Our 10-Week Introductory Course

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.

The curriculum is inspired by the philosophy of Advaita (“not two”), and embraces a 
wide range of philosophical ideas, tapping into the wisdom of the great minds of East 
and West, including Plato, Socrates, the Buddha, Shakespeare, Emerson and Shri 
Shantananda Saraswati.

While the wisdom of East and West is presented, much of the learning that students experience comes from their fellow students and their own experience and innate wisdom. 
The tutors, who direct the classes, are ongoing students in the School who have been practicing Practical Philosophy for many years and generously offer their own insights.

I’ve been studying at this school since 1995. It has added richness, depth and meaning to my life.

—Hal Friedman, Student



This term, students are free to vary their day, time and location of attendance from week to week, though we ask that you please only attend one session each week.

Monday7:00pm – 9:15pm – 12 E. 79th Street
Tuesday7:00pm – 9:15pm – 12 E. 79th Street
Wednesday9:30am – 11:45am – 5 W. 63rd Street
7:00pm – 9:15pm – 12 E. 79th Street
Thursday7:00pm – 9:15pm – 12 E. 79th Street
Saturday10:00am – 12:15pm – 12 E. 79th Street


The School of Practical Philosophy

12 East 79th Street
New York City

West Side YMCA

West 63rd Street
New York City

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Philosophy Works is accessible to all who are sincerely interested in self-discovery. All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to examine the ideas that govern one’s life. Sign up today!