The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. - Seneca

We’re living in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic affects us all, and it’s becoming clear that we can’t depend on any one person or institution to make sense of our current crisis. In lieu of blindly reacting, how can we respond to this situation with wisdom? 

 
Philosophy, dormant during times of relative certainty and ease, often comes to life just when it’s most needed. Once we admit, as Socrates urged, that we do not know what we thought we knew, this newfound knowledge of our own ignorance can help us begin to open ourselves up to what we can know together—and to how we can act in unison, based on that shared knowledge.

 

The Stoa was once a covered portico where Stoics met to philosophize. Now it’s a digital space, where we can gather and talk about what matters most right now, at the knife's edge of what is happening now. Join us. Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates, gift what you can to support this project, and RSVP for upcoming sessions.

- Peter Limberg

IT IS (MAYBE) NOT THE END OF THE WORLD ELECTION PARTY

This is a day-long party happening on November 3rd.

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

The Stoic Hustle w/ Peter Limberg @ 7:00-9:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

The Stoic Breath w/ Steve Beattie @ 9:00-10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

Election Meditation w/ Jasna Seishin Todorović @ 10:30-11:30 AM ET. RSVP here.

Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck @ 12:00-1:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Chapel Perilous w/ Rebecca Fox @ 1:30-2:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Shame Breakthrough Bootcamp w/ A.J. Bond @ 3:00-4:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Election Redesign w/ Freyja and Joe Edelman @ 4:00-5:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Socratic Speed Dating w/ Raven Connolly @ 6:00-7:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Existential Dance Party w/ Collin Morris @ 8:00-9:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Painting With Words w/ Tim Adalin @ 10:00-11:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Rap Unbattles w/ Tyson Wagner @ 11:00-12:30 AM. RSVP here.

Raw Sexuality w/ Maybe Gray @ 12:30-1:30 AM ET. RSVP here.

SENSEMAKER IN RESIDENCE

 

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

High Pitch: Conversations in a New Key w/ Bonnitta Roy, Ria Baeck, Ece Utkucan Anderson, Schuyler Brown, and more. November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Men & Women: The Future of Love, Sex and Friendship w/ Nina Power. November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

Sensefully Sensemaking the Hollow w/ Bonnitta Roy. November 6th and 13th. 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

What Get's Left Behind in Hallway of Hallways w/ Nora Bateson. November 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here. 75 mins.

WISDOM GYM / RECURRING EVENTS

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

Stoic Breath: Sunrise Edition w/ Steve Beattie. Every Monday @ 6:15 AM ET. RSVP here

Stoic Breath w/ Steve Beattie. Every Wednesday @ 7:00 AM ET. RSVP here

Social Design Club w/ Freyja and Joe Edelman. Every Wednesday @ 1:30 PM ET. RSVP hereJoin the club here. 90 mins.

Shame Breakthrough Bootcamp w/ A.J. Bond. Every Thursday @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 60 mins.

Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Friday @ 8:30 AM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Friday @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Embodied Book Club: Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Saturday from October 3rd to November 7th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins. Review the information sheet here

The Glass Bead Game w/ Laurence Currie-Clark and The Arch. Every Saturday @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 120 mins

Stoic Breath w/ Steve Beattie. Everyday Sunday @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here

Empathy Circle Practice w/ Edwin Rutsch. Every Second Sunday @ 3:30 PM ET. RSVP here. 120 mins.

Flowing With Unknowingness w/ Tyson Wagner. Every Sunday @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here. 60 mins.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

 

The Metagame Mastermind: Limbic Unhijacking Edition w/ Peter Limberg. November 1st @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Stoic Provocations: The Problem With Social Science w/ Jane Gatsby. November 2nd @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 120 mins.

Recent Results in Ignorance Studies w/ Sarah Perry. November 2nd @ 6:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Emotional Effector Patterns w/ Laura Bond. November 4th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Narratives Project w/ Shaun Cammack. November 4th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Settler Sexualities w/ Kim TallBear. November 6th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Stoic Provocations: If We Keep Telling Ourselves Stories We Are Fucked w/ Michael Smith. November 9th @ 12:00 PM. RSVP here.

Dharma Gates: Deep Meditation Training for Social Change w/ Aaron Stryker. November 11th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

How America Became The Land Of Conspiracy Theories w/ Nathan Allebach. November 12th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Summoning the Unseen: Poetry & Meditation to Conjure Deep Support & Inspiration w/ Brooke McNamara. November 16th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Responsibility of Intellectuals w/ Noam Chomsky. November 16th @ 5:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Who Vouches For You? w/ Robin Hanson. November 18th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Designing Regenerative Cultures w/ Daniel Christian Wahl. November 23rd @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Strange Times: A Contemplative Perspective w/ Shinzen Young. November 24th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Nordic LARP w/ Johanna Koljonen. November 26th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Becoming Dragon Shadow Integration Cards w/ Cris Beasley. November 30th @ 7:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Rap Unbattles w/ Tyson Wagner. November 30th, 2020 @ 9:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

TFW NO GF Screening + Q&A w/ Alex Lee Moyer. December 5th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Theory U w/ Otto Scharmer. December 15th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

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