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Explorations in truth, wisdom, virtue, beauty & the Divine

The Tension of Opposites

Our first Soul Speaking gathering in the Silver Branch grove seemed to centre around a quote from Rilke about the nature of duality and paradox so inherent to life and the human experience....

Start Here: An Invitation Deeper into the Heart of Your Own Story.

Join me for the Inaugural season of The Silver Branch, themed "BREAKTHROUGH: Finding and Following the Way, your way, amidst Overwhelm."...

The Way of Many Ways

Exploring the timeless craft of storytelling, highlighting the role of stories in shaping our sense of meaning and belonging both to our past and the unfolding future and reorienting us to the cosmos and our place in it....

Shane Trotter & Brandon Tumblin | On Manhood & Becoming

Shane Trotter, Brandon Tumblin and Simon Drew discuss manhood and becoming....

Brittany Polat | Mentorship, Role Models & Initiation

Brittany Polat joins us to discuss the philosophical tradition of mentorship, role models, and initiation....

Martha Hines | Reuniting the Masculine & Feminine

In this episode, Martha gives a talk and offers a meditation as a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity....

They Might Have Told Us

A short poem capturing the essence of self-leadership and the nuanced journey towards personal authenticity and acceptance....

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Rocco Jarman | Lighting Candles

In this episode, Rocco gives a talk titled "Lighting Candles." This talk was a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity. The full event video is available to members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society at https://thewalledgarden.com/lighting-candles-a-vigil-for-humanity/....

Epictetus’s Encheiridion: A Conversation with William O. Stephens, Scott Aikin & Matthew Sharpe

Throughout the ages, the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus have held firm as a staple for philosophical seekers and a marker of true and hard-won wisdom....

Sharon Lebell | Drift & Return

In this episode, Sharon gives a talk titled "Drift & Return." This talk was a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity....

Lighting Candles | A Vigil for Humanity

Join us for a moment of stillness, reflection, and secular prayer to find the middle way of peace and compassion amidst conflict....

Stoicism & Emotions | The Good & The Bad

A panel discussion between Judith Stove, Matthew Sharpe, & William O. Stephens on Stoicism & Emotions....

Losing Our Memories

New legislation in Australia seeks to levy large fines on media companies for sharing ‘misinformation and disinformation.’ But who decides, and what is the impact on the historical record?...

On Being (PII)

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Being....

On Being (PI)

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Being....

On Harmful Prayers

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Harmful Prayers...

On Pleasure & Joy

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Pleasure & Joy...

On the Trials of Travel

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On the Trials of Travel....

On Quiet & Study

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Quiet & Study....

On Values

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Values....

On the Simple & Virtuous Life

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On the Simple & Virtuous Life....

On the Shortness of Life

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On the Shortness of Life...

On the Faults of the Spirit

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On the Faults of the Spirit...

On Sophistical Argumentation

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Sophistical Argumentation...

On Siren Songs

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Siren Songs...

On Quibbling As Unworthy of the Philosopher

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Quibbling As Unworthy of the Philosopher...

On Our Blindness & Its Cure

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Our Blindness & Its Cure....

On Master & Slave (PII)

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Master & Slave....

On Living Fully for This Moment

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter On Living Fully for This Moment....

On Fame, Philosophy & Pedigrees

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter 43: On Fame, Philosophy & Pedigrees...

On Choosing Our Teachers (PII)

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter 52: On Choosing Our Teachers....

On the Futility of Learning Maxims

The full recording of our SoulSearching with Seneca meetup on letter 33: On the Futility of Learning Maxims....

Sharon Lebell | The Meaning of Your Life Will Never Be Convenient

Sharon gives a talk titled "The Meaning of Your Life Will Never Be Convenient."...

Is Your Ego Keeping You from Learning?

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Personal Responsibility: The Great Liberator

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

A Powerful Way to Start the Day

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Start Today

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

The Truth About the Company You Keep

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

How to Live with Fate & Fortune

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

The Universal Bounty of Nature

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

The Inner War

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Your Options in this Moment

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Becoming Unbreakable

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Wealth of the Mind

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Stop Talking, Start Doing

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

The Power of Words

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

The Power of Laughter

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

On Examples & Mentors

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....

Cultivating a Clear Vision

The Practical Stoic Podcast was and still is a show dedicated to exploring the profound wisdom to be found in the teachings of the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and more....