circles Online Courses

If you are not in Perth or your work precludes a commitment for a 10 week course then our on-line course options may be for you.

Most of the Courses from Philosophy and Mindfulness, The Aim of Philosophy and The Way of Philosophy as well as a beginners course in Sanskrit, are now offered in an on-line classroom environment.

The on-line courses have been coordinated by the New York School of Practical Philosophy and now have 300 groups running around the world with tutors from many countries and different time zones, so you are able to connect from wherever you are in the world. Course titles and times are available to view on the New York School’s website at:

Philosophy Courses: On-Line Distance Learning - New York
Sanskrit Course: On-Line Distance Learning (Sanskrit) - New York


About the Practical Philosophy Online offering:

There have been numerous inquiries — either from former students who moved away from the cities in which the classes are offered in traditional classrooms, or from people who have heard or read about the school and want to attend but again are located far away from where the classes are held today.  At present, students attend the online classes from several continents (North America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe) and time-zones from Pacific (GMT-8) to Eastern European (GMT+2) to India (GMT+5.5) to Australia (GMT+10).
To sign up for our mailing list to be kept informed of the program, please click here.

Technical requirements
a) You need to have a broadband (i.e., cable or DSL high-speed) internet connection with a minimum of  512 kbps upstream, 4 mbps downstream.  You can test your connection here: http://www.speedtest.net/
b) A decent quality headset  is preferred but built in speakers and a built-in microphone or webcam-microphone will work just fine.
c) Your computer must be relatively new (less than 5 years). Windows users must be Vista or higher (Windows 7 or higher recommended).  Mac users must be at OSX 10.8 or higher. iPads and iPhones at IOS 6 or higher are now supported but are not recommended when a Mac or PC are available.  Android (4.4 and greater) devices are now supported.
d) You will need a webcam or built-in webcam.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to info@practicalphilosophyonline.org.