A low-key group meeting once a month, usually in Berkeley but CURRENTLY having ONLINE meetings during the CoViD-19 "flatten the curve" period. Check Redwood Stoa events for links and further information.
The Redwood Stoa was founded in the Bay Area in late 2013 to explore Stoic philosophy and further its memebers' lives. Stoicism is a Hellenistic philosophy, promoting Reason and lives to be lived "Conformably with Nature". As a group we pursue 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 are encouraged to bring passages and experiences that relate to the month's topic. 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: Fortitude — JUL: Justice — AUG: Wisdom — SEP: Reflection — OCT: Life conformed to Nature — 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, but as mentioned above we're CURRENTLY having ONLINE meetings. Look for announcements via Meetup.