Stoic Philosophy for Secular Humanists June 25 speech

I’ll be speaking for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia’s monthly speaker series on June 25, 2017 in Willow Grove, PA at the Upper Moreland Library.

Next month, I will be delivering a one-hour presentation titled ‘Stoic Philosophy for Secular Humanists’ and engaging with audience members in a question and answer period. Following the presentation and Q&A, I’ll join event attendees for dinner. This event is free and open to the public.

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Hosting Stoic Philosophy discussion May 21

I’ll be leading a Stoic Philosophy discussion group focusing on the topic of friendship at 2 P.M. on May 21, 2017 in Willow Grove, PA. The event will take place in the second floor community room at Giant supermarket. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and hosted by the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

After the discussion group, attendees are welcome to join me and others for dinner and further discussion in the downstairs cafe area.

What can you expect? I’ve uploaded videos from previous discussion groups and other content on YouTube and SoundCloud.

The entire discussion is not recorded and attendees’ comments are not included the the videos, so you’ll have to attend for the full experience.

Epictetus’ ‘Discourses,’ Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations,’ and Seneca’s ‘Letters from a Stoic’ will be referred to in this discussion.

At discussion groups, I provide a short introduction to Stoic Philosophy and lead discussion based on whichever topic is chosen for the month using passages from Stoic writers including some of my own thoughts. Members react to the passages, share their thoughts, and we have good discussion.

More information about the event, including an RSVP list, is here on the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia’s meetup page.

Hosting Stoic Philosophy Discussion April 9

I’ll be leading a Stoic Philosophy discussion group focusing on the topic of free will at 2 P.M. on April 9, 2017 in Willow Grove, PA. The event will take place in the second floor community room at Giant supermarket. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and hosted by the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

After the discussion group, attendees are welcome to join me and others for dinner and further discussion in the downstairs cafe area.

What can you expect? I’ve uploaded some videos from previous discussion groups aside other content on my YouTube channel. The entire discussion is not recorded and attendees’ comments are not included the the videos, so you’ll have to attend for the full experience.

We will discuss what may be in our control and outside our control; habits and changing habits; means to attain goals; the possibility of changing thoughts and behaviors to better live; and much more.

Epictetus’ ‘Discourses,’ Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations,’ and Seneca’s ‘Letters from a Stoic’ will be referred to in this discussion.

At discussion groups, I provide a short introduction to Stoic Philosophy and lead discussion based on whichever topic is chosen for the month using passages from Stoic writers including some of my own thoughts. Members react to the passages, share their thoughts, and we have good discussion.

More information about the event, including an RSVP list, is here on the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia’s meetup page.

View footage from last month’s discussion group concerning the topic of gratitude:

Hosting Stoic Philosophy Discussion March 19

I’ll be leading a Stoic Philosophy discussion group focusing on the topic of gratitude at 2 P.M. on March 19, 2017 in Willow Grove, PA. The event will take place in the second floor community room at Giant supermarket. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and hosted by the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

After the discussion group, attendees are welcome to join me and others for dinner and further discussion in the downstairs cafe area.

What can you expect? I’ve uploaded some videos from previous discussion groups aside other content on my YouTube channel. The entire discussion is not recorded and attendees’ comments are not included the the videos, so you’ll have to attend for the full experience.

At discussion groups, I provide a short introduction to Stoic Philosophy and lead discussion based on whichever topic is chosen for the month using passages from Stoic writers including some of my own thoughts. Members react to the passages, share their thoughts, and we have good discussion.

More information about the event, including an RSVP list, is here on the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia’s meetup page.

Footage from previous events:

Appearance on All Politics is Local podcast

I recently spoke with Karla Porter and Mike Supey of the All Politics is Local podcast. We discussed Stoic Philosophy and its practical applications dealing with the topics of control, loss, politics, desire, happiness, and values. We also explored current political topics and reflected on the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. Access the episode here or click below.

For more about Stoic Philosophy and some of my recent works on the topic, see my Stoicism YouTube playlist and a recent introduction to Stoicism recorded by Kenny Luck:

As always, feel free to comment below.