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.

We live in a period of human history in which, perhaps for the first time, no single religion or philosophy dominates.

While many of us feel little or no inclination to follow a particular religion, we are nonetheless conscious of what is often referred to as ‘the God-shaped hole’ – a sense of a higher purpose. We may even seek to nurture our spiritual side and deepen our understanding of how this might be achieved.

In this class, we will:

  • Explore the ramifications of our secular predicament,
  • Learn how people often try to fill the gap,
  • Examine how successful the alternative ways to fill the gap are when set alongside traditional religious practice
  • Identify some practices that you might take up in your own life.


5.45pm            Drinks & welcome
6.00pm            Class begins
7.30pm            Break (times vary)
9.00pm            Class finishes 

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'I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern.'

- Albert Einstein


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply and have courageous conversations about the issues that matter most, and you’ll be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone in a safe space with other curious, open-minded individuals.

To find out more about what to expect when you come to a class or workshop at The School of Life, take a look inside our London classroom.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity.


Adam Jacobs is the Co-Founder of THE ICONIC and the Co-Founder of Hatch. Whilst in his professional life Adam is an entrepreneur, Adam's academic background is Philosophy. From an early age Adam has been drawn to questions of meaning and religion having grown up in a multi-religious household where he was encouraged to challenge and explore existing beliefs.

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Finding Meaning Without Religion



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Full price: $90.00
Concession: $75.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

Please note that our core classes take place upstairs at 370 Bourke St Surry Hills. For mobility access, please contact our box office on 0491 263 041 to discuss arrangements to ensure your access requirements are supported.

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