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IMITATE THE DIVINE

OUR MISSION

The Walled Garden is a global community of individuals dedicated to the pursuit of human flourishing by way of the principles and values of traditional Stoicism. Here, we tend to the gardens of our minds, one meaningful conversation at a time, and we harvest the fruits of truth, virtue, wisdom, and divine providence.

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MEET YOUR MENTORS

SIMON J. E. DREW

AUTHOR | POET | MUSICIAN

Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast, which became The Walled Garden in late 2021.

SHARON LEBELL

AUTHOR | MUSICIAN | SPEAKER

Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing.  

KAI WHITING

AUTHOR | PROFESSOR | PHILOSOPHER

Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability.  In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity.

EVENTS AND MEETUPS

Join Simon Drew and other Stoic seekers as they explore the powerful epistles of the Roman playwright, philosopher, and politician, Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

Be inspired and moved to action with Sharon Lebell as your guide, helping you and others to explore what it means to live well in our modern age.

Rediscover the powerful principles of the philosophical school of Stoicism with Kai Whiting, other would-be Stoics, and occasional guests.

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LATEST PODCASTS

On Desire and Wealth

Epistle II. On Discursiveness in Reading 1. Judging by what you write me, and by what I hear, I am forming a good opinion regarding your

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