What we're about

A low-key group meeting once a month, formerly in Berkeley but CURRENTLY ONLINE via Zoom. While our former meeting place is reportedly now defunct due to Covid, we may resume face-to-face meetings - please check back for news and links.

The Redwood Stoa was founded in the Bay Area in late 2013 to explore Stoic philosophy and further its members' lives. Stoicism is a Hellenistic philosophy, promoting Reason and living "Conformably with Nature". 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. Our meeting link is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85442532652?pwd=d0Y1TmZjY0xkWXV3TG4xd0Qrc0hPZz09

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 meet on the third Sunday of the month on Zoom. Look for announcements via Meetup.

We are loosely associated with the Stoic Registry (http://thestoicregistry.org) (once called The New Stoa), with The Stoic Fellowship (http://www.stoicfellowship.com/), an association of local stoas around the world, and The College of Stoic Philosophers (http://collegeofstoicphilosophers.org).

Upcoming events (4+)

REDWOOD STOA Meetup - Third Sunday of most Months

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REDWOOD STOA via Zoom
10:00am – 12:30pm

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REDWOOD STOA Meetup - Third Sunday of most Months

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REDWOOD STOA via Zoom
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REDWOOD STOA Meetup - Third Sunday of most Months

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REDWOOD STOA via Zoom
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REDWOOD STOA Meetup - Third Sunday of most Months

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REDWOOD STOA via Zoom
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Past events (104)

REDWOOD STOA Meetup - Third Sunday of most Months

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