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5-Week Introductory Class

A 5-week Introductory course will be offered at the dates and locations listed below. The donation for the course is $50 for all 5 weeks. This course is the first 5 sessions of the regular 10-week course outlined in "Course Content"; the second 5 sessions will be scheduled later based on students' interests and availability.

(Please note the school is a non-profit organization and all course fees are used in order to continue school activities)

Saturday Mornings: May 18th, 2013 in Mesa (Saturday mornings 10:00 - 11:30)


Introductory Course

This 10- week course of philosophy offers an entirely practical approach to the study of philosophical principles that have transformed mankind's appreciation of its fundamental nature.

It draws from great eastern and western streams of understanding and introduces powerful principles in a way that can be immediately applied to the situations we all face.

Session 1:


What is Philosophy? Why study Philosophy?

Introduction to two very practical exercises in awareness.

Session 2:


The wise live a life governed by principle.

How often and for how long are we awake?

Session 3:


How can we live more consciously and with greater purpose?

Observation and the spirit of inquiry.

Session 4:


How can we increase the power of attention and realize our full potential?

What you give your attention to grows.

Session 5:


The difference between hearing and listening

Breaking habits of unnecessary speech.

Learning to listen.

Full Course Outline (all 10 sessions):

School Website:



I have been studying and learning through the School of Practical Philosophy for quite a number of years with Niall and it is the fastest, easiest way to make miraculous changes in my life. Making changes is never easy, but one of the greatest things I have learned is to practice. It's fun to learn all these amazing new things, but unless you actually do them, they are completely useless. Attending the school is like having access to some of the deepest wisdom available.

- Maria Radloff, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher & Practitioner


Additional Days & Times/Locations

Wednesday Evenings: May 15th, 2013 in Mesa (Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 7:30)

Friday Evenings: May 17th, 2013 at the McDowell Center (Friday evenings 6:00 - 7:30)

**In addition, a 6-week intensive course is starting at Santosha Studio March 2nd, 2013 (Saturday afternoons 2:00 - 4:00). The fee for this course is $120.

Location information

McDowell Center:16116 N McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Arabian Library: 10215 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Mesa WMCDC (School of Practical Philosophy): 567 W 10th St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Santosha Studio: 8279 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 105, Peoria, AZ 85382

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    May 12, 2013

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