Welcome to one of our literature reviews, which consists of our group reviewing a short work of Stoic literature, such as a chapter or article.
Reading the material is not required. Participants are more than welcome to simply attend and enjoy.
If you are comfortable, please be prepared to tell the group how this work can benefit your everyday life.
Welcome to one of our Stoic practicum events, which consists of a group practicing the application of Stoic methods to surprising adversities.
Your host will impose a series of adverse scenarios upon your group, and it is up to us to discuss how best to reason about each scenario, how best to be in accord with nature. The goal is to practice Stoicism on fictional misfortunes, and in the supportive company of others; we seek to prepare ourselves for when nature takes an unexpected turn.
Welcome to one of our seminar events, which consists of the presentation of a topic in Stoicism.
According to Nature Walks
Welcome to one of our “According to Nature” Walk events, a philosophical walk for Stoics. As we walk along a trail, we will casually discuss a Stoic topic. What topics would you like to discuss? Any participation in a philosophical discussion is optional; nobody will be put on the spot and asked to participate if, instead, they prefer to listen. The main idea is to enjoy ourselves, nature, and hopefully be enriched by contemplating Stoicism.
To get an idea of what our philosophical walks are like, watch a video on YouTube.
Why Philosophical Walks?
There is a long history of association between philosophizing and walking. Aristotle’s school was called Peripatetic, which means “of walking” or “given to walking about.” He was known for walking and philosophizing until dark. Friedrich Nietzsche claimed to do his best thinking while walking alone in nature. Immanuel Kant walked alone as a means of escape. There are several official and unofficial philosophical walks around the world, such as the “Philosopher’s Walk” in Toronto, Heidelberg, and Kyoto. Well, we’re walking Stoics!
Of course, philosophical walks have other practical benefits, such as connecting with nature, relieving stress, improving bloodflow, strengthening the heart, and burning calories.
“According to Nature” Walk events are limited to leisurely strolls or introductory hikes, so that neither the discussion nor the walk detracts from the other. The pace will be slow to moderate, with a goal that nobody is left behind.
Any “According to Nature” Walk event may be rescheduled due to rain or other weather conditions.