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Curiosity Cove

Mill Valley, CA

Curiosity Cove

Marin Podcast Club

A podcast club is just like a book club, except instead of reading books and meeting to talk about them we listen to podcasts and meet to talk about them. We focus on probing interviews with recognized thought-leaders in the fields of science, philosophy, psychology, politics, business, and technology. Our goal is to build a community of curious people, to learn from each other -- and have fun doing it!

If you are a curious person and enjoy sharing and exploring ideas with others, please give Curiosity Cove a try. It is not literally a cove. We chose the name to convey a safe, cozy place for shared intellectual exploration.  

Our events have three main phases, the second of which is the centerpiece. In the first phase (about 15 minutes), we welcome everyone, introduce ourselves, and explain what’s going to happen.  That is very brief, but we allow some time for people to show up, during which you can socialize, order food or drinks, or whatever you like. In the second phase (60-90 minutes) we break into groups (usually 3-5 people each) for discussion of the podcast. We briefly pause every half-hour to randomly create new groups of the same size but with different members, so everyone meets new people and gets new perspectives.  After two or three of these small group discussions the formal part of the event is over.  That begins phase three, which is basically whatever you wish. Everyone is free to continue discussing whatever, with whomever, they like. This third phase lasts for exactly as long as you like.

There is no charge.  We ask only that you order food or drinks at our meeting venues (or at least enough of you so that we are not inappropriately taking up their space).

22 members · Public

Fremont Stoics

Fremont, CA

Fremont Stoics

We are the Fremont chapter of the globally connected Stoic Fellowship.  The mission of the Stoic Fellowship is to help build, foster, and connect Stoic communities worldwide.

Our Fremont Stoics chapter hosts a variety of meetings and activities aimed to engage the Stoic community in Silicon Valley and connect with the global Stoic Fellowship.  These events include:

-  Monthly meetings of our Modern School of Stoic Philosophy to discuss teachings from Stoicism in a structured way.  The school runs from March to October each year, and is open to anyone interested in learning about and practicing stoicism (enrollment is FREE! - course material provided).

-  Annual Stoics Game night, Stoicon-X regional conference (October), and Holiday dinner to engage our fellow stoics from Northern California.

-  Weekly meetings to encourage practice of Stoicism in daily lives, engage in intellectual discussions, around personal leadership, discipline, goals setting.

-  Occasional hikes, dinners, book discussions, and other fun events.

-  Newsletters where our fellow stoics share our learning about stoicism.

You are welcome to join us in any of our events and become part of the extended Stoic family - worldwide! We live the good life (Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]) using the Stoic pillars of Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Temperance - all foundational  for the practice of Virtue. Join us in this fantastical journey - you will not be disappointed !

To learn more about our Modern School of Stoics Philosophy, visit:

To know more about the global Stoic Fellowship, visit:

While we would love to have more fellow stoics involved in the learning of stoicism with us, currently we have a limit of 50 people in the Meetup group.  Therefore, we have to occasionally delete people who have not visited the group for a while.  We apologize for this inconvenience and welcome you to apply to rejoin the group when you are ready to attend our meetings.

46 members · Public

Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships

Sacramento, CA

Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships

This is a group to help you improve your communication and relationships with people. It is amazing how much problems can exist between spouses, between parents and children, and how much stress can exist between bosses and workers. If you think about it, a huge portion of your problems are about relationships. It is fair to say that if you improve your relationships, you can improve your whole life.

In fact, if we enlarge the scope of our views, we can see that the entire planet is suffering from "international relations". Wars, you might say, are when relationships have gone really bad between nations.

If relationships is such an important and hard subject, how come there is virtually no formal education available for it? So, where do we learn about relationships? Shall we rely on parents to teach relationships? How many parents are relationships experts?

That's what this group is about.

We will have meetings to learn tools about how to improve your communication skills and relationships skills.

We will cover topics such as
- How to communicate with self-confidence
- How to avoid conflicts and stress between people
- How to improve love, trust, and understanding between people
- How to make more friends
- How to start a romantic relationship
- How to maintain and improve familial relationships
- How to improve professional communication
- How to communicate to a group of people effectively (public speaking)

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we'll meet online. When the lockdown is lifted, we will meet in person.

Please join this group and RSVP for an upcoming meeting right away!

Please call the group organizer, Tony, at 916-519-5287 for any questions.

This group is sponsored by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.

318 members · Public