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 razor’s edge of this pandemic. 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

The Stoa is stewarded by Peter Limberg, co-founder of Stoicism Toronto, a board member of the Stoic Fellowship and an Adjunct Researcher at the University of Toronto’s Consciousness & Wisdom Studies Lab. You can follow his daily meditations here. This project would not be possible without the help of Andrew Taggart, John Vervaeke, Jordan Hall, and Daniel Kazandjian.

WISDOM GYM

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

The Psychotechnology Playground w/ Bonnitta Roy Every Friday @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

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

Socratic Speed Dating w/ Raven Connolly Every Friday @ 7:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Metagame Mastermind w/ Daniel Kazandjian. Every Saturday @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Flowing With Unknowingness w/ Tyson Wagner. Every Saturday @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

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

For descriptions of these sessions go here.

ONGOING SENSEMAKING SERIES

The Dark Stoa w/ Pat Ryan. Every Friday @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Mediation Campfire w/ Jason Snyder and Jared Janes. Every Sunday @ 3:30 PM ET. RSVP here.*

For descriptions of these sessions go here.

*Here is an invite link if you'd like to join the memetic mediator slack group. 

 

ONE-OFF ONLINE SESSIONS

 

Sacred Cows, Elephants in the Room, and other Noble Beasts w/ Bonnitta Roy. May 25th @ 11:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

One Nation and All Win Leadership w/ Christopher Life. May 26th @ 1:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Gender, Transition and Discourse w/ Benjamin Boyce. May 26th @ 4:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

OnlyFans and Raw Sexuality w/ Maybe Gray. May 27th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Converting Moloch from Sith to Jedi w/ Daniel Schmachtenberger. May 27th @ 7:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Live Players w/ Samo Burja. May 28th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Earth Regeneration w/ Joe Brewer. May 29th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Visit The Stoa YouTube channel or podcast to see previously recorded sessions.

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