About The School of Philosophy Auckland

The School of Philosophy has offered courses in practical philosophy continuously for more than 60 years in Auckland.

The School is an Incorporated Society and a Registered Charity under the Charities Act 2005. Its fees are calculated to cover expenses only and it does not make a profit from its activities. 

All income is reinvested in the School’s activities, and there are no dividends to any other parties.

What Do We Offer?

We offer an Introductory Course in Philosophy and Mindfulness which is followed up with subsequent courses for those students who choose to continue on such themes as Happiness, Love, Presence of Mind. A short course introducing a traditional and proven meditation practice is also available for students who complete the Introductory Course.
The School also has active interest groups studying such topics as: Sanskrit language; Economics; and the Greek philosophers.

How is the School Structured?

The School of Philosophy is made up entirely from the student body of approximately 250 students. There are no paid teaching or administrative staff. Every student originally attended the Introductory Course and continued on attending subsequent courses, in some cases for many years, and senior students are also our senior tutors.
The School is not owned wholly or in part by any other organisation, nor does it own any other organisation. Its activities are governed by an Executive whose members are elected from senior students of the School.
We enjoy a relationship with the Ficino School, an independent primary school, and we share use of the villa at 27 Esplanade Rd, Mt Eden with the Ficino School.
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.

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.
0800 610 539
268 West Tamaki Road
Wai O Taiki Bay
Auckland 1072
Mt Eden location
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