• Learn to
    live more consciously

    "Life is available only in the present moment."
    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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  • With greater
    purpose

    The living self has one purpose only:
    to come into its own fullness of being,
    as a tree comes into full blossom,
    or a bird into spring beauty,
    or a tiger into lustre.
    ~ D.H. Lawrence

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  • And a deeper
    appreciation
    for life's wonders

    “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ Confucius

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Who We Are

Foundation for Practical Philosophy (501c3) is a non-profit adult education organization in Rochester, New York. The original school was founded in London in 1937. There are now over forty affiliated institutions on six continents, including schools in New York City, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, and Dublin.

Register Today

We are now enrolling for the fall session, which begins on September 14, 2016.

Our ten-week introductory course provides a foundation for further learning and inquiry. All lessons are interactive, accessible, and informal.

Where: First Unitarian Church of Rochester at 220 S. Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14610

When: Wednesdays from 7 - 9:30 pm (10 Classes)

Cost: $105

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Benefits of Practical Philosophy

  • Achieve greater happiness and freedom
  • Learn to quiet the overactive mind
  • Gain tools for dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Develop a deeper understanding of yourself
  • Build more meaningful relationships
  • Move more gracefully through the day