Welcome to the School of Philosophy Kingston

for the study and practise of Philosophy & Meditation


We have a good selection of books written by members of our school and they can be found and purchased at the School Bookshop webpage.

Please email us on bookshop@fses.org if you have any queries about available books.

Suggestions for reading
Our students sometimes ask us to recommend additional reading. Here’s an optional list if you’re interested in doing further reading. However, it is worth noting that while good reading undoubtedly supports our growth, wisdom in the end comes from applying it in practice. If you attend the course your tutor will be happy to advise further.

Title                                                            Author/Translator/Editor

The Essential Rumi                                      Coleman Barks

The Geeta                                                   Shri Purohit Swami

Good Company                                            Maharaja Sri Shantananda Saraswati

Inspired Talks                                              Swami Vivekananda

The Man Who Wanted to Meet God                 Maharaja Sri Shantananda Saraswati

Meditations                                                 Marcus Aurelius

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Vol. 1                Marsilio Ficino

The Portable Emerson                                  Carl Bode (ed.)

The Prophet                                                Khalil Gibran

The Ten Principal Upanishads                        W. B. Yeats/Shri Purohit Swami

Eight Upanishads Vol 1 and 2                        Trans. Swami Gambhirananda (Shankara Commentary)

World Within the Mind                                  H.P. Shastri

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones                                   Paul Reps

Zen in the Art of Archery                              Eugen Herrigel

Reference Texts

The Dialogues of Plato:                                Benjamin Jowett (translation)

The Dialogues of Plato                              Dr David Horan (A member of our school) - Free                                                                              translation online

The Complete Works of Shakespeare              William Shakespeare