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

COACHES IN RESONANCE

 

This is a one-month experiment. Bios and more information can be found here.

Peter Limberg, The Daemon Whisperer. Book here. Listen to what is most alive to come alive.

A.J. Bond, The Shame Educator. Book here. Shame Ed is the new Sex Ed.

Tyson Wagner, The Flow Guide. Book here. Flow with the unknown.

SENSEMAKER IN RESIDENCE

 

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

 

Un-Saving the World: Doing Good Without Burning Out w/ Michael Smith. March 1st, 8th, and 15th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Everything You Know About Nature Is Wrong: The Case of the Blooming Cosmos w/ Howard Bloom. March 1st, 8th, and 15th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

COMMUNAL PODCASTS

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Shadowplay: Speaker Series w/ Arran Rogerson and Alyssa Polizzi. March 3rd @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP hereMarch 10th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here. March 17th @ 5:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

WISDOM GYM

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The Stoic Hustle w/ Peter Limberg. Every Monday @ 6:00 AM ET & Every Tuesday-Friday @ 8:00 AM ET. Patreon events. 3-4 hours.

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.

Embodied Book Club: Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Second Wednesday @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Friday @ 8:00 AM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

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

Bioenergetic Workout w/ Devaraj Sandberg. Every Second Saturday @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

The Glass Bead Game w/ The Metabeaders. Every Saturday @ 4:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Dialogical Meditations w/ Andrew Taggart. Saturdays @ 6:00 PM ET on March 6th, 13th, 20th. RSVP here. 75 mins.

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

Chapel Perilous w/ Rebecca Fox and Peter Limberg. Sundays @ 12:00 PM ET on February 28th, March 7th, 14th, and 21st. RSVP here. 75 mins.

Diaflogos w/ Tyson Wagner. Every Sunday @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 min.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

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Clubhouse Dialogos: Beware of the Sneaky Fuckers w/ Peter Limberg, Daniel Kazandjian, Khalil Martin, and Raven Connolly. March 7th @ 7:00 PM ET. Clubhouse event.

The Situation: Sensemaking the Pluriverse between Design and Dasein w/ Peter Jones. March 8th @ 4:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Stealing the Culture with Dialogos: Metamodern Play w/ Daniel Görtz, John Vervaeke, Sarah Perry, and Laurence Currie-Clark. March 9th @ 12:00 PM ET. Patreon event

Shadowplay: Technocracy and Synthetic Shadow Culture w/ Lubomir Arsov. March 10th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

LessWrong: A Community for Intellectual Progress w/ Oliver Habryka and Ben Pace. March 10th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Regenerative Movement: Rise of Doomer Optimism w/ Jason Snyder. March 11th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Quantified Self Movement w/ Gary Wolf. March 11th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Terra Sapien: The Networked Human Borg w/ Rhys Lindmark. March 11th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Chapel Perilous: The Dark Forest w/ Yancey Strickler. March 14th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Rise of Interintellect w/ Anna Gát. March 15th @ 3:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Ten Flavours of Meta-Crisis w/ Jonathan Rowson. March 16th @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

X-Risk: How Humanity Discovered Its Own Extinction w/ Thomas Moynihan. March 16th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Multiplicity of Existential Risks: The Rapidly Complexifying Threat Environment w/ Phil Torres. March 16th @ 3:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Doomsday Curve w/ Eric Klien. March 16th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Bright Green Lies w/ Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert. March 16th @ 7:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Meaning of Being a Man w/ Ole Bjerg. March 17th @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

5 Stages of Development as a World Transformer w/ Nick Jankel. March 17th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Shadowplay: Myth, Ritual, and Rites of Passage w/ Michael Meade. March 17th @ 5:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Hedonistic Imperative w/ David Pearce. March 18th @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

AllSides: Balanced News for an Unbalanced World w/ John Gable. March 18th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Lost Will: Reclaiming the Wild Voice of the Soul w/ Rebecca Altman. March 18th @ 5:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Chapel Perilous: Owe to Robert Anton Wilson w/ Douglas Rushkoff. March 21st @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Maybe the End of The Stoa Party w/ Peter Limberg. March 21st @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 3 hours.

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