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

SENSEMAKER IN RESIDENCE

 

All event descriptions can be found in the RSVP link.

Naturalising Sense-making w/ Dave Snowden. September 3rd, 10th, 24th, and October 1st. 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Mental Models w/ Peter Wang. September 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here

Metapsychology w/ Zak Stein. September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

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

Metamodern Deep-Dives: Art, Spirituality, Sexuality, and Faith w/ Daniel Görtz. October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

The Digital Porch w/ Daniel Schmachtenberger. October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 7:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

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

WISDOM GYM / RECURRING EVENTS

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Stoic Breath: Sunrise Edition w/ Steve Beattie. Every Monday @ 6:15 AM ET. RSVP here

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

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 @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Socratic Social w/ The Stoa Village. Every Friday @ 7:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Glass Bead Game w/ Laurence Currie-Clark. Every Saturday @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here. Starting on October 3rd.

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.***

*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

 

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Surrendered Leadership w/ John Thompson. September 22nd, 2020 @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Late Stage Civilization w/ John Zerzan. September 22nd @ 6:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

How to Be an Anarchist w/ Glenn Wallis. September 22nd @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Equality Complex w/ Liam Kavanagh. September 23rd @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Conscious of Selfish Genes and Meme Machines w/ Susan Blackmore. September 24th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

God Bless the Broken Bones w/ William Ferraiolo. September 24th @ 7:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Alexander Technique w/ Michael Ashcroft. September 26th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Raw Femininity w/ Aimee Walleston. September 27th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Pandemic of Groupthink: Jung and the Collective Shadow w/ Uberboyo. September 28th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Memes: Virality and the Occult w/ Chris Gabriel (MemeAnalysis). September 28th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Prerequisites for Communtias w/ Miriam Mason Martineau. September 29th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Spiritual Mission of America in the Anthropocene w/ Matthew T. Segall. September 29th @ 6:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Painting With Words: Loving Transformation or Something w/ Tim Adalin. September 29th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.  

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

Liberating Structures: Rely on Surprise w/ Keith McCandless. October 1st @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.

Bioenergetic Workout w/ Devaraj Sandberg. October 3rd @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

Living with the Global Problematique w/ Peter Jones. October 5th @ 6:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Deconstructing Yourself w/ Michael Taft. October 6th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Concept Unfolding w/ Nicolas Benjamin. October 6th @ 6:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

Internet Identity and Our Digital Selves w/ Kaliya Young (Identity Woman). October 6th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

How Feeling Beliefs May Be Sabotaging Your Entrepreneurial Success w/ Doug Tataryn. October 7th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Community During COVID: Creating an Unlonely Planet w/ Jillian Richardson. October 12th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Escaping Narcissism: A Rite of Passage to an Entangled Humanity w/ Theodore Taptiklis. October 13th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

The Acid Left w/ Adam Ray Adkins and Mike Watson. October 15th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Disagreeing Well w/ Justin Weinberg. October 15th @ 8:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

Effective Altruism w/ William MacAskill. October 19th @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here

Entrepreneurialism as a Spiritual Practice w/ Derek Sivers. October 20th @ 6:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

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

The Responsibility of Intellectuals w/ Noam Chomsky. November 16th @ 5:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

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