MEETINGS

  • Regular meetings occur every 2ND SATURDAY of the month at 10am
  • Theory meetings occur every 4TH WEDNESDAY of the month at 7pm
  • There may also be special meetings (please scroll down to view details)

NEXT REGULAR MEETING! [RSVP HERE]

When: Saturday, February 8th at 10am (until 12pm)

Where: Bicycle Coffee Co. on 2nd St. (in the open space at the back of the shop)

What about:

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A PDF OF THE READING

The meetings tend to proceed as follows …

  1. The facilitator makes any administrative announcements there may be
  2. Attendees can share their experience with implementing Stoic exercises/techniques (these are often drawn from modern Stoic texts by Pigliucci, Lopez, Robertson, Irvine, Sellars, Holiday, etc.)
  3. Attendees can share any insights gleaned from ‘outside reading’ (that is, any Stoic/Stoical readings besides the group’s current reading)
  4. We will all then have the main discussion about the current reading (or continuing a past discussion that was left unfinished)

In terms of preparing for the main discussion, you may…

  1. select a passage or two to share and discuss;
  2. think of questions to propose (or answer) and/or
  3. email me in advance at lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.

See you then!

— Justin K.



NEXT THEORY MEETING! [RSVP HERE]

When: Wednesday, January 22nd at 7pm (until 9pm)

Where: HomeState on N. Figueroa St. (on the patio)

What about: Margaret Graver’s Stoicism and Emotion (2007) published by University of Chicago Press

  • Chapter 5: Brutishness and Insanity (pp. 109-132)
  • Anything else Stoicism-related

Description of Graver’s book: “On the surface, stoicism and emotion seem like contradictory terms. Yet the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were deeply interested in the emotions, which they understood as complex judgments about what we regard as valuable in our surroundings. Stoicism and Emotion shows that they did not simply advocate an across-the-board suppression of feeling, as stoicism implies in today’s English, but instead conducted a searching examination of these powerful psychological responses, seeking to understand what attitude toward them expresses the deepest respect for human potential.”

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A PDF OF THE READING

In terms of preparing, you should read as much as you can (though you don’t need to do the entire reading to get something out of these meetings!). At the very least, …

  1. select a few passages to share and discuss;
  2. think of questions to propose (or answer) and/OR
  3. email me in advance (lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.

See you then!

— Justin K.



NEXT SPECIAL MEETING! [RSVP HERE!]

When: Saturday, January 18th at 9am (until 11am)… RAIN OR SHINE

Where: We will start (and end) at Counterpart cafe/deli on Echo Park Ave. A little after 9am, we’ll head towards the ‘Elysian Park Trail’ and walk on that for a few miles.

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING: First, some comfy walking shoes – hiking boots or running shoes seems fine. Second, water… Optional: a shady hat, sunglasses, and [if rain is in the forecast], rain gear.

MORE DETAILS ON HIKE: I plan to make the hike a loop. I think the route will be about 3.5 miles (half on the Elysian Park Trail, half on Elysian Park Dr.) with a total elevation gain of about 550 ft. We’ll get some nice views of North East Los Angeles and the Glendale area.

I will bring a small print-out full of relevant Stoic quotations that we can reflect on as we walk (perhaps about Nature!). Feel free to bring anything Stoic-related to share… but feel free NOT to bring anything, except what you might want for a hike.


2 Replies to “MEETINGS”

  1. Good day,

    My name is David and I would love to attend your stoicism meetings and other philosophy topics. I am developing a growth in the subject and would like partake in ideas sharing meetings as yours. Looking forward your response.

    Thank you.

    David luboya says:
    1. David: All you need to do is show up and be receptive to discussion. If possible, please use Meetup.com to RSVP. That helps me prep the meeting space. If you have further questions, email me at lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com. — Justin K.

      losangelesstoics says:

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