The School of Practical Philosophy in KZN is a centre for spiritual, practical knowledge and enquiry. It aims to help individuals lead a fuller, richer and more useful life and to evolve the spiritual aspect of their being in accordance with natural laws.
This is done mainly by providing courses in practical philosophy.
The School of Practical Philosophy in KZN has four branches which are located in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Highway and Ballito. These are referred to as the “School” in this booklet.
The School is a registered public benefit organization (PBO).
The principal aim of the School is the realisation of a person’s full potential. It is a voyage of discovery. Together with this is the purpose of seeking to live and work in such a way as to serve and enrich the society in which we live.
This aim is pursued primarily by offering courses in practical philosophy which are presented in a stimulating dialogue-based approach. The principle of neither accepting nor rejecting what is presented, but verifying it through one’s own experience, is followed by all who engage in the courses.
Students may continue their studies, through the School, for as long as they wish. Some stay for a few terms and some for many years. The courses follow a structured system through which students are introduced, over a period of time, to meditation, service and Sanskrit.
Some Gauteng branches are offering courses in the study of the Bhagavad Gita and Economics-with-Justice. Also, as an alternative to its introduction in the practical philosophy course, meditation is offered at an earlier stage through the Centre for Meditation.
The practical nature of philosophy shows itself in the way people conduct themselves as they go about the ordinary business of living and in their relationships with the community and society around them.