Stoicism – The Discipline of Desire

This retreat will increase our understanding of Stoicism as a guide to life by focusing on the Discipline of Desire. Using lectures, discussion and meditation, we will explore the Stoic framework of fate and free will, their attitude of joyful acceptance, and their approach to love and friendship, as well as their ideal of the Sage.

Friday 29th September -Sunday 1st October 6.30pm – 2pm  Recommended Donation: £220 (Residential) £135 (Day Guest)

Meet Your Host:

Darren Harper 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.

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