Enrolments open for new term starting October 11.

Introductory Course: The Wisdom Within

Since 1960, the Auckland School of Philosophy has offered courses to people wanting to change their lives for the better. The courses take a very practical approach influenced by the wisdom, teachings and traditions of both the East and West. No prior study or understanding of philosophy is required to attend.

The 9-week introductory course, The Wisdom Within, is held at a range of times and days, onsite at locations in Auckland and Hamilton, as well as online via the popular and easy medium of Zoom. Currently, in-room meetings are suspended while Covid Restrictions remain in place.

In each group session, tutors and students discuss themes from a variety of philosophies and wisdom traditions. These can be applied directly and practically to your own individual life experiences. A tried and trusted mindfulness practice is introduced and maintained throughout the course.

The Wisdom Within is followed by courses exploring major philosophical themes such as Happiness, Love, Freedom, Presence of Mind, and Meditation.
Course Inspiration
The courses are inspired by the ancient Eastern concept of Advaita and also draw from a wide range of other philosophic and spiritual traditions including Christianity, Platonism, Taoism, Buddhism,…
Thought for the day
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matter, compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
About the School
The School of Philosophy is a registered charity that has offered courses in practical philosophy continuously for over 60 years in Auckland.



Testimonials
I have to say that, in all my years of questing, the school of philosophy was the catalyst that propelled me into my current experience of completion, tranquillity, appreciation, acceptance. While I left the school five years ago, its impact has transformed my life.

The Courses

1
Introductory Course:
The Wisdom Within
Are you looking to simplify, clarify, and enhance your own perspective and self-awareness?
Following the Introductory Course
2
Philosophy and Happiness
The desire for happiness is such a driving force that if we can understand the true nature of happiness, we have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live.
Following the philosophy and happiness Course
3
Philosophy and Love
We start with the proposition that love is an essential part of human nature, and an impelling force behind all actions. We explore the difference between pure and impure love.
Following the philosophy and love Course
4
Philosophy and Presence of Mind
This course explores the benefits of presence of mind. With emphasis on what can be put into actual practice we examine the power of thought, decision, love, and will.
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Auckland 1150
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