Our school offers a range of courses for different experience levels. View our timetable for class times and locations.


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Watch video testimonials from our students about their experience at The School of Practical Philosophy.

“An unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates

An Exercise in Awareness

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For new students we have a special gift – your first term is a gift from us to you.

You only pay a $10 registration fee – it’s our way of encouraging you to try out the ten week Wisdom class without having to pay the regular fees  for the term.

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Locations of Classes

5506 Sunol Blvd, Suite 101,
Pleasanton, CA 94566

San Jose
1635 The Alameda,
San Jose, CA

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…and can transform your life. Some students, beginning to realize the truth about themselves, wish to continue the journey of self discovery.

For them, Practical Philosophy courses continue with weekly meetings, introduction to the practice of meditation and an opportunity to participate and serve the needs of the School.

We offer Practical Philosophy courses in Pleasanton and San Jose.

Please check the timetable for further details.
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School of Practical Philosophy - California

‘A global, non-profit, educational organization'

Our school is a non-profit and the course fees received cover all aspects of running the school with the exception of the staff, who generously donate their time.
If you would like to help please consider making a financial donation.

News & Events

July 17, 2016
magic open book of fantasy stories

Summer gathering – Stories that can transform our lives

THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY invites you, friends & family to a summer gathering. STORIES THAT CAN TRANSFORM OUR LIVES ‘Unforgettable teaching stories with a profound […]
July 17, 2016
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Service is the Measure of Greatness

THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY invites you, friends and family to a start of term talk by Mariam Safinia. Service is the Measure of Greatness – ‘and privilege entails […]

We are happy to announce that we have new location in Pleasanton.

Since the lease expired on the rooms we had on Stoneridge Drive we have been looking for somewhere new to hold our regular classes.
During this time we have bounced around a little bit using temporary locations in San Ramon, but that is now over.

Finally, we have found a wonderful new facility that is being prepared for us, ready for the new term. With more space and a larger kitchen it is going to be ideal. READ MORE