On Values (Epistle XLII)

ON VALUES WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE SATURDAY, OCT 8, 5:30 PM (PST) Join Judith Stove and Simon Drew to discuss Seneca’s writings, deriving practical lessons for those on the philosophical path. We recommend reading the selected text before each event (see below), but if you’d prefer to listen to commentary on […]

On the God Within Us (Epistle XLI)

On the God Within Us WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE SATURDAY, SEP 24, 5:30 PM (PST) Join Judith Stove and Simon Drew to discuss Seneca’s writings, deriving practical lessons for those on the philosophical path. We recommend reading the selected text before each event (see below), but if you’d prefer to listen […]

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE FRIDAY, SEP 9, 5:30 PM (PST) Join Judith Stove and Simon Drew to discuss Seneca’s writings, deriving practical lessons for those on the philosophical path. We recommend reading the selected text before each event (see below), but if you’d […]

The Heroism and Vulnerability of Marcus Aurelius

THE HEROISM & VULNERABILITY OF MARCUS AURELIUS JUAN PEREZ ABOUT THE EVENT Marcus Aurelius has had a heavy influence on my life. He was a philosopher and a leader, but most importantly a conscious human being. In his Meditations, you can feel his pain, struggle and the vulnerability of the human condition. The latter is […]

Tribute to Albert Ellis: Stoicism as the Root of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

TRIBUTE TO ALBERT ELLIS: STOICISM & CBT DAVID ALEXANDER https://youtu.be/XEH71M0E3qAAlbert Ellis was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Ellis wrote about how he was influenced by Stoic Philosophers and his theory underlying REBT continues to influence the modern practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Ellis was the first author who formally introduced me […]

The Hopeful Wisdom of Edith Eger

THE HOPEFUL WISDOM OF EDITH EGER SHARON LEBELL https://youtu.be/OlgfMbAgBqsOne of my cherished teachers is Edith Eger. Like Viktor Frankl, Dr. Eger lived through unspeakably degrading conditions during the Holocaust and came to the conclusion that the will to meaning is redemptive. After a childhood of bearing witness to evil and relentless death, she built an […]

The Life and Wisdom of Jane Austen

THE LIFE AND WISDOM OF JANE AUSTEN JUDITH STOVE THURSDAY, JULY 21, 3 PM (PT) REGISTER NOW ABOUT THE EVENT I would never have had the opportunity to become a researcher and writer if it were not for Jane Austen (1775-1817). It was from thinking about Austen as a key writer on virtue that I […]

The Darkness and Light of Fyodor Dostoevsky

THE DARKNESS AND LIGHT OF FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY BRANDON TUMBLIN ABOUT THE EVENT Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote several masterpieces, including Crime and Punishment, The Brother’s Karamazov, and Notes From Underground. Due to a mock assassination, Dostoevsky suffered brain trauma which allowed him to delve deep (and dark) into his characters. He addresses the balance between faith and […]

The Elegant Wisdom of Albert Camus

THE ELEGANT WISDOM OF ALBERT CAMUS ROCCO JARMAN ABOUT THE EVENT Algerian-born author and philosopher Albert Camus’ philosophy was most elegant precisely because he was not preaching or arguing, he was simply loving out loud, professing his love from the rooftops of an empty page. His greatest works are in the form of stories, with […]

Ode to Seneca: A Tribute to My Guiding Sage

ODE TO SENECA: A TRIBUTE TO MY GUIDING SAGE ABOUT THE EVENT Of all the teachers who have set my soul on fire, Lucius Annaeus Seneca remains nearest to my heart. An acclaimed (and at times infamous) Roman playwright, orator, philosopher, and advisor to the emperor Nero, Seneca’s writings have stood the test of time […]