What we're about

We are a group of friends who are interested in the School of Life and Alain de Botton’s philosophies and we want to build a community in Sydney to meet like-minded people.

The aim is to help us to flourish! We're all at different points in our lives, and need different things. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.

This require tools and techniques for developing self-knowledge and finding fulfilment.

We hope that this community can provide avenues for people to make their own tools – ideally it provides multiple arenas in which people can develop emotional skills, physical skills, marketable skills, intellectual skills.

The community should feel like home and feel safe. It should let you be your whole self without compartmentalisation. It should take care of its members, help them meet their social needs and develop deep friendships.

We hope to have you join us in this journey of self discovery. If you’re reading this, you’re invited. Please don’t feel like you “won’t be welcome” just because you’re new to the movement, demographically different from the average member, or hate the School of Life and everything it stands for. You’ll be fine!

We usually meet every 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm at Humanist house (10 Shephard St, Sydney) and go until 6pm. Please check our meet up page below for the latest update.

Upcoming events (4+)

School of life - Sydney fan meetup, difficult questions deck

Online event

As part of the school of life Sydney meetup we host a discussion focused on the difficult questions deck.

We flip a difficult question and then ask the floor to answer.

Some examples include, "what makes a good listener?" and "if you could own any piece of art, what would it be?", "who was a childhood role model other than your parents?" Join us for questions like these and more.

We hope to have you join us in this journey of self discovery. If you’re reading this, you’re invited.

Please don’t feel like you “won’t be welcome” just because you’re new to the movement, demographically different from the average member, or hate the School of Life and everything it stands for. You’ll be fine!
[masked] to contact us if you get lost.

This event is free for first time participants, then $10 if you are coming back for more!

The cost covers the room hire and helps with making sure people are committed to attending. If you struggle to pay the cost, please get in touch to talk about it. You can also pay via PayPal at [masked]

School of life - Sydney fan meetup, difficult questions deck

Online event

As part of the school of life Sydney meetup we host a discussion focused on the difficult questions deck.

We flip a difficult question and then ask the floor to answer.

Some examples include, "what makes a good listener?" and "if you could own any piece of art, what would it be?", "who was a childhood role model other than your parents?" Join us for questions like these and more.

We hope to have you join us in this journey of self discovery. If you’re reading this, you’re invited.

Please don’t feel like you “won’t be welcome” just because you’re new to the movement, demographically different from the average member, or hate the School of Life and everything it stands for. You’ll be fine!
[masked] to contact us if you get lost.

This event is free for first time participants, then $10 if you are coming back for more!

The cost covers the room hire and helps with making sure people are committed to attending. If you struggle to pay the cost, please get in touch to talk about it. You can also pay via PayPal at [masked]

School of life - Sydney fan meetup, difficult questions deck

Online event

As part of the school of life Sydney meetup we host a discussion focused on the difficult questions deck.

We flip a difficult question and then ask the floor to answer.

Some examples include, "what makes a good listener?" and "if you could own any piece of art, what would it be?", "who was a childhood role model other than your parents?" Join us for questions like these and more.

We hope to have you join us in this journey of self discovery. If you’re reading this, you’re invited.

Please don’t feel like you “won’t be welcome” just because you’re new to the movement, demographically different from the average member, or hate the School of Life and everything it stands for. You’ll be fine!

We usually meet every 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm at Humanist house (10 Shephard St, Sydney) and go until 6pm. After the discussion some participants walk to Thai for dinner in glebe (At home thai, 27 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037).
[masked] to contact us if you get lost.

This event is free for first time participants, then $10 if you are coming back for more!

The cost covers the room hire and helps with making sure people are committed to attending. If you struggle to pay the cost, please get in touch to talk about it. You can also pay via PayPal at [masked]

School of life - Sydney fan meetup, difficult questions deck

Online event

As part of the school of life Sydney meetup we host a discussion focused on the difficult questions deck.

We flip a difficult question and then ask the floor to answer.

Some examples include, "what makes a good listener?" and "if you could own any piece of art, what would it be?", "who was a childhood role model other than your parents?" Join us for questions like these and more.

We hope to have you join us in this journey of self discovery. If you’re reading this, you’re invited.

Please don’t feel like you “won’t be welcome” just because you’re new to the movement, demographically different from the average member, or hate the School of Life and everything it stands for. You’ll be fine!

We usually meet every 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm at Humanist house (10 Shephard St, Sydney) and go until 6pm. After the discussion some participants walk to Thai for dinner in glebe (At home thai, 27 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037).
[masked] to contact us if you get lost.

This event is free for first time participants, then $10 if you are coming back for more!

The cost covers the room hire and helps with making sure people are committed to attending. If you struggle to pay the cost, please get in touch to talk about it. You can also pay via PayPal at [masked]

Past events (37)

School of life - Sydney fan meetup, difficult questions deck

Online event