Curious About Life?
So Are We.

Philosophy can give us a greater sense of perspective on life.

It can simplify, clarify and enrich our lives.Meditation reduces stress, improves sleep, mood and memory.

You don’t need to have studied philosophy before, all you need is a desire to examine life and enjoy it more fully. These are practical, tutor-led group discussions.

Classes are open to all, held in person, and also via Zoom.

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About the School

We are a volunteer-based organisation offering practical philosophy courses in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Join us online or at one of our various locations.


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Step 1: Starter

Introduction to Philosophy & Meditation

€10 / £10

Discover the foundations of philosophy & meditation in this 10-week course.

  • Engaging Discussions
  • Philosophical Readings
  • Personal Growth Strategies
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Self-Reflection Exercises
  • Practical Exercises
  • Meditation Techniques
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"The class is the highlight of my week and I always leave it feeling a little wiser and happier than I was before I went in."

Discover the Benefits of Practical Philosophy

Our courses provide practical wisdom and tools to enhance your daily life, helping you navigate challenges and find deeper meaning.

  • Expand

    Broaden your perspective and gain valuable insights through engaging discussions and practical exercises.
  • Connect

    Join a supportive community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about personal growth and self-discovery.
  • Thrive

    Apply timeless wisdom to your daily life and experience greater fulfillment, resilience, and inner peace.
  • Inspire

    Discover your true potential and inspire others to embark on their own journey of self-discovery.

Step 2: Follow-On Courses

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Part 02, Practical Philosophy:


We are all seeking happiness - how is happiness lost and how can we find it ? This course will provide you with a map to where it may be found.

  • Is Happiness natural?
  • Is happiness permanent or temporary?
  • Can we all be happy?
  • Is happiness an impossible dream?
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Part 03, Practical Philosophy:


Everyone has pure love within their nature. This signifies an absence of selfishness or limit. Despite evidence to the contrary, we all try to express pure love in our daily lives.

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Part 04, Practical Philosophy:


The love, happiness, and intelligence, which are within everyone, are naturally available when the mind is truly present.

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Part 05, Practical Philosophy:


Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.

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"'I loved the practical nature of the classes, whereby all participants could discuss how this philosophy might affect their day-to-day lives'"

Frequently Asked Questions

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    No. Most students come to the classes with no prior knowledge. Indeed, if you have studied philosophy academically, you will find this quite a different format from how you may have studied previously. Don't be put off by the word philosophy; it simply means the love of wisdom, and it is that wisdom that allows us to lead a happier life. This is a practical course designed for ordinary people to put the words of the wise into practice and to learn stillness and meditation practices.

    The class is 2 hours long, with a break for a cup of tea or coffee. The tutor goes through the material and introduces concepts and questions for us to think about and discuss. The tutors are also students of the School, so the discussion is an inquiry style, where each question opens up interesting perspectives from the students. What may appear like a cold piece of text on the page can suddenly open up to be so much more interesting when we apply the concepts to our own lives and situations. It is a really practical application of wisdom, not a lecture style of learning.
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The Awareness Exercise

Listen to this awareness exercise with a short reading at the end by Shantananda Saraswati. Listen and practice stillness at the beginning and the end of your day to experience more rest . It is an exercise to develop greater awareness and depth of being. During the week practise this twice a day. The more we practise, the stronger its effect will be. Try it and see.


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