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



All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.


High Pitch: Conversations in a New Key w/ Bonnitta Roy, Nora Bateson, Ria Baeck, Miriam Mason Martineau, Schuyler Brown, and Ece Utkucan Anderson. November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 11:00 AM 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.

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

Metaphysics, Philosophy, Civilization Design, and Various High Arts w/ Forrest Landry. December 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.RSVP here. 90 mins.


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 @ 7:30 AM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

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

Shadowplay w/ Arran Rogerson and Alyssa Polizzi. Every Friday @ 6:00 PM ET for the month of November. RSVP here. 90 mins.

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.



All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

Monastic Conversations w/ The Monastic Academy. November 25th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Escaping Narcissism: Experiencing Layers of Listening w/ Theodore Taptiklis. November 25th @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Nordic LARP w/ Johanna Koljonen. November 26th @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

Stoic Provocations: Deepfake It Until We Make It w/ Stephanie Lepp. November 30th @ 3:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 120 mins.

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.

The Regenaissance: The Era of Regeneration w/ Laurence Currie-Clark. December 1st @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

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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