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.

A 21st Century Vision of Wisdom w/ Gregg Henriques. October 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

The Hollow w/ Bonnitta Roy. October 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

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 @ 7:30 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

Memetic Mediation Campfire w/ The Memetic Mediators. Every Sunday @ 3:30 PM ET. RSVP here.*

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

*For the next month of October, the Memetic Mediation Campfire will be hosting Empathy Circle training ...

Empathy Circle Training w/ Edwin Rutsch. October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th @ 3:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

Sex, Masculinity, God 2.0 w/ Cadell Last, Kevin Orosz & Daniel Dick. October 29th @ 10:30 AM ET. RSVP here.

The Traumacene w/ Eric Garza. October 29th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Practice Potluck w/ Joe Edelman. October 30, 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Raw Shadow w/ Arran Rogerson and Alyssa Polizzi. October 30th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

The Dark Stoa: Weaponized Witches w/ Patrick Ryan. October 30th @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Metagame Mastermind: Limbic Unhijacking Edition w/ Peter Limberg and Daniel Kazandjian. 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.

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

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

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

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

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