The Meaning Of Life
To wonder too openly, or intensely, about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and even a faintly ridiculous pastime. But, in truth, the subject is for everyone.
Looking For Love | Four-Week Course
A four-week course to prepare us for the complex business of finding and maintaining love.
Stay Or Leave?
This is a class, intended both for people who are single and who are in couples, that explores the question: what is a good enough relationship?
Improving Your Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the quality that enables us to negotiate the central problems in our relationships.
How To Identify Your Career Potential
A toolkit for finding a job to satisfy both our emotional and our material needs.
How To Find Love
Choosing a partner is one of the most consequential and tricky decisions we will ever make.
How Culture Can Change Your Life
Our societies frequently proclaim their enormous esteem for culture. But what is culture really for?
Rediscover your motivations and values and begin to prioritise them.
Storytelling As Therapy with Dumbo Feather
Learn to identify and process life experiences and turn them into well-crafted stories with Dumbo Feather.
Making A Difference
Changing the world is difficult but we can at least learn to make a meaningful difference.
How To Enjoy Life
This class alerts us to the beauty and value of things, people and ideas around us.
How To Develop Self Knowledge
Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who one is, that one can make reliable decisions.
Learn to cope with life’s challenges and setbacks without anxiety, panic or despair.
Matters of Life & Death
There is one thing that we can be absolutely certain of: we will die. What is far less certain is that death is something to be feared.
Damon Gameau & Clare Bowditch On How To Change The World
Join us for a unique film premiere and School of Life experience with Damon Gameau’s 2040 and a fact-based dreaming journey of what the world could be if we actively engage with the power of positive storytelling.
How To Be Confident
The difference between success and failure often hangs on a humiliatingly small and elusive trait that standard education never touches: confidence.
A Night of Better Conversation: Happiness
Join The School of Life for a fun, social and meaningful night of better conversation on the topic of happiness.
The Art of Arguing Well
Explore of the importance of disagreement and well-reasoned points of departure in this unique one-day workshop on the art of arguing well.
Stephen Jenkinson On Elderhood
Join internationally distinguished culture activist, teacher, ceremonialist and author Stephen Jenkinson as he addresses the critical role of elderhood and the wisdom we could have access to if only we seek it out.
How To Be Sociable
Knowing how to be sociable and get the most out of people we meet, live with and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life.
How To Make Love Last
It is not inevitable that love must fizzle out; this happens when it has not been wisely managed.
Spending Time Alone
Is it possible to be happy in partnerships with family, friends or work colleagues– if we can’t, first, also be happy in ourselves?
Learn to thrive in changing conditions instead of just coping with them.
Making more insightful decisions that will serve you better in the long term
The Steps To Calm
Learn how to be more patient, unruffled and at ease with life's setback and irritants in this one day workshop.
How To Be Serene
This class provides a toolkit to help us triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.
A Night of Better Conversation | Death
Join us for a fun, social and meaningful night of better conversation on the topic of Death presented in partnership with Cake Wines.
How To Fail
This class equips us with the tools to succeed on our own terms, which may be quite different from those of society.
Develop an authentic leadership style that inspires commitment and gets results.
Ideas make great gifts. Vouchers for our Australia-wide program of events and classes, or to spend in our Sydney shop.
Take greater control of your unconscious attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.
Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity
Go beyond conventional thinking and re-wire your brain’s approach to creative problem solving.
Summer School 2019
The best of The School of Life condensed into a single, unforgettable week.
Overcome setbacks and lay the groundwork for greater flourishing at work.
A Night Of Better Conversation: Sex
Join The School of Life for a fun, social and meaningful night of better conversation about sex and sexuality.
Your guide you to those amazing but often elusive works of literature, both past and present, that have the power to enchant, enrich and inspire.
Making Relationships Work
One of our gravest errors we make around relationships is to imagine that they aren't things we can get wiser or better at.
Philosophy Salon: Buddhism
Join us for a social night of cheese, wine – and philosophy with Philosopher Dr Tim Dean on Buddhism.
Finding A Fulfilling Job
Learn how to find a career to fulfil both your material and physiological needs in this one-day workshop.
A Night of Better Conversation | Relationships
Join The School of Life for a fun, social and meaningful night of better conversation on the topic of relationships.
Finding Meaning Without Religion
We can choose what we make of religion and how we might pursue spiritual matters – or not. There’s a tremendous freedom in that, but also a profound challenge.