10 week courses in a choice of local centres

Practical Philosophy

and Meditation

Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living.

Your Compass Point for Life

Next Introductory course locations

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Introductory Offer £10.
Follow-on courses £70 per term.

Limited spaces

Life can be seen as a journey. When we are feeling strong and clear-minded it is an adventure. The inner journey of understanding and feeling gives direction to the outer journey and makes it magnificent.

Practical Philosophy and Meditation helps us to find our direction in life.

This popular course is practical rather than academic and draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present.

Philosophy aims to set you free. Free from pressures and worries, free from limiting ways of thinking, free to grow and be yourself.
Take your first steps to freedom with our 10 week course.

Local Courses

Local face-to-face courses available in Leeds, York, Sheffield, Loughborough, Nottingham, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Saltaire & Brighouse

Peace of Mind

Established 1937 in the UK. Delivering courses for over 80 years

Practical Wisdom

Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.

How our introductory courses work

  • A tutor presents philosophical ideas, and leads a discussion based on what arises in the group.
  • Being practical rather than academic, the emphasis is on personal knowledge and experience.
  • Students are encouraged neither to accept nor reject the ideas put forward, but to test them in practice for themselves, in the light of their own experience.

Our locations

Philosophy Course Doncaster Sprotborough Library

Sprotborough Library, Sprotborough Rd, Doncaster DN5 8BA

Philosophy Course York

St Bedes Pastoral Centre, 21 Blossom St,
York YO24 1AQ

Philosophy Course Sherwood House Nottingham

Page Kirk, Sherwood House,
7 Gregory Boulevard, NG7 6LB

Philosophy Course Chapel Allerton Leeds
64 Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton,
Leeds LS7 4PD
Philosophy Course Cater Knowle Rd Sheffield

78 Carter Knowle Rd,
Sheffield S7 2DX

Philosophy Course Loughborough Nanpanton

Nanpantan Hall Nanpantan Rd Nanpantan LE11 3YF

Practical Philosophy Course Huddersfield

Brian Jackson House National Children’s Centre Huddersfield HD1 5JP

Philosophy Course Brighouse

Brighouse Assembly Rooms, Briggate Brighouse HD6 1EF

saltaire practical philosophy course

Saltaire BD18 3JS

Frequently asked questions

The course is practical in the sense that it takes philosophical ideas and shows how they can be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.

Enrol online on this site or by call the contact number available on the relevant location page.

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with your day of attendance. If you register by any means other than online, you will receive a receipt confirming your registration.

Yes, we have local venues in Doncaster, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Loughborough, Leeds, York, Huddersfield, Saltaire and Brighouse. There are also many other local venues in other parts of the UK where you can attend the course face-to-face.

No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.

Face-to-face meetings will be held safely following all Health & Safety guidelines for your complete peace of mind.

First you need to enrol on a course. The in-person courses are available in Doncaster, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Loughborough, Leeds, York and at many other local venues up and down the UK. A local map can be found on this page.

If you have any questions simply call us on the contact phone number on the relevant location page.

What some of our students say...

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“Absolutely loving the course!!"

“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”

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“...I am benefiting greatly ..."

“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”

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“I feel more relaxed...”

“The daily awareness exercises … have changed my thinking and I feel more relaxed about situations in the media and other aspects of my daily life.”

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"...helped me..."

"The knowledge and experience that I have gained from the philosophy classes has helped me to discover more about myself and better prepare for dealing with life's daily surprises and challenges."