Stoicism and Philosophy for Wellbeing
Day Courses
 

Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Tragic Virtues - Part One

Saturday 8th October 2022. 10.30am until 2.45pm.

[Corbridge, Northumberland]

In this day course we will start to explore ‘Tragic Virtues’. In the first session, Sigmund Freud will help us to understand ‘anger’, in the second session John Maynard Keynes will help us to have a healthy relationship with ‘money’, and in the final session the British psychology Melanie Klein will aid us in the art of ‘mourning’.

Stoicism & the Art of Living: Taster Day

Monday 24th October 2022. 10.30am until 4pm.

[Consett, County Durham]

Stoicism is often misunderstood as languishing through life without complaint.  In this taster day we will see how thinkers such as Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius confronted one of the key questions of the ancient world: ‘How should we live?’ and supplied us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish.  This day course will be followed by a series of ‘Stoicism and the Art of Living’ retreats.

Stoicism & the Art of Living: Taster Talk

Friday 4th November 2022. 2pm until 3.30pm.

[Penzance, Cornwall]

Stoicism is often misunderstood as languishing through life without complaint.  In this talk we will see how thinkers such as Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius confronted one of the key questions of the ancient world: ‘How should we live?’ and supplied us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish.

Stoicism & the Art of Living: Universal Nature, God and Fate

Saturday 5th November 2022. 11am until 4pm.

[Bristol]

In contrast with the Judeo-Christian view, the Stoics were materialists: they believed that there is just one type of thing that makes up the universe.  In this course we will explore the Stoic belief that everything that happens is fated to happen, as well as the Stoic idea that God, fate and the universe are in reality the same thing.