Philosophy Works

Jobs come and go, physical beauty fades.  Even close relationships can end. But the benefits of philosophy last a lifetime.

Our 10-week introductory course offers time-tested principles that lead to freedom and sustainable happiness. Gain tools for living life more consciously, and fully develop the power of attention to realize your potential.

For the Fall term starting the week of Sep 14, 2020, the fee for Philosophy Works Introductory Course is waived as a gift to the community.

What students are saying

Students at The School of Practical Philosophy talk about what makes the 
work done at the School practical rather 
than theoretical.

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 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.

Much of the learning that students experience comes from their fellow students and their own 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.

What I have learned here is not theoretical. We discuss going through our daily lives and applying new skills and ways of experiencing things that allows me to cultivate more insight, happiness, and calmness.

— Student

What I have learned here is not theoretical. We discuss going through our daily lives and applying new skills and ways of experiencing things that allows me to cultivate more insight, happiness, and calmness.

— Student

Details

Details

Schedule and Registration

Schedule

Our Summer term is ongoing and registration for the Fall term starts soon.
Classes are live and online on Zoom.

Please register for any ONE of the following Fall term classes. All class times are in EDT.

Monday evenings7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Online

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Tuesday evenings7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Online

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Wednesday mornings9:30am – 11:00am EDT
Online

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Wednesday evenings7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Online

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Thursday afternoons12:30pm – 2:00pm EDT
Online

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Thursday evenings7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Online

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Saturday mornings10:00am – 11:30am EDT
Online

CLASS IS FULL

Locations – NYC

Please note that due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, all Philosophy Works classes are online only.

The School of Practical Philosophy

12 East 79th Street
New York City

West Side YMCA

West 63rd Street
New York City

Ready To Sign Up?

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!