Sunday Morning Stoicism
Let's get together before church and discuss this week's passages from The Daily Stoic! Each day of the year has a corresponding "devotional reading" (so to speak). Each week, let's discuss the readings since our previous meeting, from the previous Monday through the Sunday of the meeting, and share what resonated with us, what we found profound, and what insights we can apply to what's going on in our lives.
Each reading is about 3 minutes long. They're all self-contained, so you don't need to worry about catching up - feel free to jump in on any week's session!
This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register for it here:
We'll end at 11:30 to give folks time to grab some food and freshen up before the Sunday Service.
You can grab a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore or order on Amazon here:
Here's Amazon's blurb about the book:
"Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.
"The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.
"By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well."
Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started:
- Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
- Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!)
Join our private Seattle Atheist Church Facebook Group and continue the discussion outside of church: