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 former board member of the Stoic Fellowship and an Adjunct Researcher at the University of Toronto’s Consciousness & Wisdom Studies Lab. You can email him at thestoa at protonmail dot com.

RECURRING EVENTS

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

Stoic Breath w/ Steve Beattie. Mon @ 5:45 AM ET. RSVP hereWed @ 7:00 AM ET. RSVP hereSun @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

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

The Stoic Hustle w/ Peter Limberg. Every Tuesday @ 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET. RSVP here.*

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

Live Emotional Processing w/ Doug Tataryn. Select Thursdays @ 2:15 PM ET. RSVP here. 30 mins. Starts on August 13th.

Relational Exegesis w/ Freyja. Every Thursday @ 4:00 PM ET. RSVP 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 @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Socratic Speed Dating w/ Raven Connolly Every Friday @ 6:30 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Memetic Mediation Campfire w/ Jason Snyder and Peter Limberg. Every Sunday @ 3:30 PM ET. RSVP here.***

*Watch a presentation on the practice here. You can come and leave as you please throughout the 5 hours.

**Learn more about this psychotechnology and upcoming sessions here.

***For the next two months the Memetic Mediation Campfire will be rotating between two events ...

 

Trigger Warning w/ David McFadzean. August 9th and 23rd. September 6th and 20th. RSVP here.

The Dangerous Space w/ Arielle Friedman. August 2nd, 16th, and 30th. September 13th and 27th. RSVP here.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

Metamodern Stoicism w/ Daniel Schmachtenberger. August 3rd @ 7:30 PM ET. RSVP here

Decolonial Futures w/ Maria Clara Parente and Camilla Cardoso. August 5th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here

Praxis to Collective Wisdom: Presence, Warm Data, and Insight w/ Bonnitta Roy, Nora Bateson, and Ria Baeck. August 6th @ 1:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Philosopher Queens w/ Rachel Haywire and Raven Connolly. August 14th @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here

Sensing the New Myth: Sand Talk w/ Tyson Yunkaporta. August 18th @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Sensing the New Myth: Play & Meaning-Making w/ Rafe Kelley. August 25th @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here

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

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