What we're about
A low-key group, begun in the Bay Area in late 2013, to explore the Stoic philosophy and further our lives. Stoicism is a Hellenistic philosophy, in which we promote Reason and seek lives lived Conformably with Nature. As a group, we are pursuing study, personal development, fellowship—we are neither a "cult" nor some elitist gathering. The point is what Stoicism has to offer us here, today.
We engage by coming together to discuss a different theme in Stoicism each month. Members can bring passages and/or experiences that relate to the month's topic to discuss. The themes for the year are:
JAN: Rational by Nature — FEB: Judgment/Assent — MAR: Desire/Aversion —
APR: What is in our Power — MAY: Temperance — JUN: Wisdom — JUL: Justice —
AUG: Fortitude — SEP: Reflection — OCT: Attitude — NOV: Gratitude — DEC: Fellowship
We usually meet on the third Sunday of the month, in Berkeley (downtown, off Shattuck, near BART) at the Au Coquelet coffee shop. Other meeting places or events will be announced as needed.
We are loosely associated with the New Stoa, and with The College of Stoic Philosophers. We are also part of the world-wide The Stoic Fellowship (http://www.stoicfellowship.com/), a wonderful association of local stoas from around the world.