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Practical philoosphy for everyday life

Our aim is to form more than to inform. We understand philosophy to be the ancient consolation and a way of life. by safesaver" style="BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px! important; BORDER-TOP: medium none; MIN-WIDTH: 0px! important; DISPLAY: inline! important; PADDING-LEFT: 0px! important; MIN-HEIGHT: 0px! important; BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; FLOAT: none! important; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px! important; MARGIN: 0px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline! important; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: auto! important; PADDING-TOP: 0px! important; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; HEIGHT: auto! important; TEXT-DECORATION: underline! important" href="" 91c4="1" in_rurl="">Next seminar: Jan 11th, Jesuit Conference Centre, Milltown, Dublin 6 on Marcus Aurelius


The contemplation of death leads to a confrontation with the meaning of being, with life itself.


Dr Stephen J. Costello: Director, Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland (

Barre Fitzpatrick: Director, Stride (


Morning session

Setting the scene philosophically Reading relevant passages on death from Marcus Aurelius’


River of life meditation

1-1.45pm: Lunch in dining-room

Afternoon session

Reflection on Marcus Aurelius’

‘Let your every deed and word and thought be those of one who might depart from this life this very moment’.

Blind walk Meaning of the experience Obituary exercise Plenary discussion Journaling Dawn meditation Legacy: My imprint Goal-setting for the New Year

Date: Saturday, January 11th, 2014, 11am-4.30pm.

Venue: Jesuit Conference Centre, Milltown Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Cost: €50 per person.

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  • Matthew F.

    Thank you again for assembling a 5-point summary of Stoic fundamentals:
    - Live with purpose
    - Face the truth
    - Act justly
    - Practice indifference to indifferent things
    - Live gratefully

    Consider organising a workshop to focus on and expand these – e.g. sources, terminology, purpose?

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will we get a refund of the FIFTY EUROS!!!! if we think its rubbish? I went to one before from 'The School of Practical Philosophy' with two friends who were doing actual philosophy in university and it was total hocus pocus!

    January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      And who ever posted this up, put in HTML that the website isn't able to process.....

      January 5, 2014

    • Dr Stephen J. C.

      Best you don't come along so.

      January 6, 2014

  • Dr Stephen J. C.

    Start the New Year with some practical philosophy from Marcus Aurelius.

    December 8, 2013

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