Welcome to the School of Philosophy St Albans

Be Your Best Self

Why our classes are for anyone, not everyone

At the School of Philosophy, St Albans,  we run introductory classes in practical philosophy for men and women just like you.

It all begins with our introductory practical philosophy course. Lively and stimulating weekly group discussions, led by an experienced tutor, emphasise personal experience and practice over opinion or theory.

For our more experienced students, there are more advanced modules and groups. We also teach and support a traditional vedantic method of mantra meditation which we practise in these groups.

Yet, strange as it may seem, you don't need to have an interest in philosophy to get a great deal from our classes. In fact, most of our students have no prior experience of philosophy at all!

And here may be the biggest obstacle for some people. Just occasionally, people may come who are so full of ideas they've accumulated over the years that learning, or even hearing something new is just not possible.  So the only thing you need to benefit from the course - and actually it's an important one - is an open mind and a willingness to try out some simple practices for yourself.

Over the past 50 years, we've helped hundreds of people from Hertfordshire and beyond to incorporate simple, but profound philosophic principles and practices into their often hectic daily lives. For some, the result is greater stillness, peace and contentment. For others, greater fulfilment and an expansion of possibilities. 

Our courses are open to anyone. Do you have the openness of mind to reap the benefits?


Find out more

Here are some links you may find especially helpful in finding out more about our School and its offerings:

Our next course

Introductory course outline

What people say about it

Transparent fees and charges

Our self-development approach

Frequently Asked Questions

See also our Online Courses page


Let us keep you posted with occasional updates on our courses: register online for further details.