Philosophy is the art of living a rich and meaningful life, and for those who desire to learn this art form, we’ve hand-picked independent philosophers from around the world to serve as guides.
Philosophical mentoring is a method of soul-doctoring that aims to bring a student’s actions into alignment with their highest aspirations.
Our mentors do this by holding space for deep philosophical dialogue and mutual discernment of paths that lead to a flourishing life.
Students of our mentors have found the following benefits:
All of our philosophers bring unique lived experiences and personal expertise to their mentoring practice. We encourage you to listen to your intuitions when choosing a mentor who best aligns with your own individual personality, life experiences, aspirations, and philosophical interests, but if you just can’t decide, try filling out our application form at the bottom of the page and we’ll assign you to a mentor based on your answers.
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 (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021.
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 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.
Our mentors aim to work with at least 10 students per week. Apply below, and we’ll try to fit you in with a mentor who can serve you best.