Philosophy works…..

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

10dollar-dealYou 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 of  $195 for the term.

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Philosophy works…

…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, San Jose, and Sacramento.

Please check the timetable for further details.
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New location in San Jose and Introductory Course at the California State University in Sacramento

Life is challenging. Fortunes can rise and fall. With wisdom and self knowledge, the inevitable uncertainties of life can be met intelligently and creatively.

The principles learned and applied in this course will bring you clarity, happiness and freedom regardless of external circumstances.

We offer Practical Philosophy courses in Pleasanton, San Jose, and Sacramento. Please check the timetable for further details.
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East meets West

A confluence of Spirituality and Science

Dr. Howard Teich, Jungian psychologist and author of ‘Solar Light, Lunar Light’ And Todd Tooradj Javadi, translator and lecturer on Rumi’s poetry Discuss mythology and archetypes, Rumi’s Poems on mysticism (in English) In the light of their influence on Human Consciousness

Accompanied by Jamshid Pardehpoosh on the mandolin

Sunday, July 26th 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
At The School of Practical Philosophy
5960 Stoneridge Drive (Corner of Chabot), Pleasanton
A Community Event, Admission is Free

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The School of Practical Philosophy

Introduction to PP now offered in three locations for a $10 registration fee!

‘A global, non-profit, educational organization’

The course fees received cover all aspects of running the school with all the staff donating their time. If you would like to help please consider making a financial donation.
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This audio is an exercise in awareness used by the School of Practical Philosophy.
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Warning: Please do not listen to this audio while driving or operating heavy machinery….

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