Stoicism and the Art of Living: The Way of the Stoic

Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th February 2023 6.30pm-2pm Recommended Donation: £305

This retreat will lay the foundations of Stoicism as a guide to life by focusing on the basic tenets of Stoic practice.  Using lectures, discussion and meditation, we will explore the Stoic concepts of ‘Living in agreement with nature,’ the three lived disciplines, the ‘Nature of the good’ and ‘indifferents,’ to see how these might help us to achieve Happiness (Eudaemonia).Full board residential.

Meet Your Host:

The retreat will be led by Darren Harper who describes himself as primarily an adult education tutor focusing on the areas of Philosophy, Literature and Creative Writing. Full programme details here.  Darren holds a BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (1st class), a PGCE in Lifelong Learning, and has been an adult education teacher for 10 years.  In addition to teaching at Minsteracres, he offers residential courses at Dillington House in Somerset, Higham Hall in Cumbria and the Green Park Hotel in Perthshire, as well as Stoic retreats in Somerset, Northumberland and Morocco.  Darren also offers on-line courses at .

Darren has almost completed his first book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy.


Suggested donation £305

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