- When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
- Time: 6 – 7 p.m. (5:45 – 6 pm – informal introductions)
- Location: That Book Store, 446 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT
- Current book: More Than Happiness by Antonia Macaro
- Pre-requisites: Open to the public; no Stoic or Buddhist knowledge is necessary.
- Cost: $1
Where the East and the West Converge
Come and join our friendly group at a cozy book store in Wethersfield. We meet twice a month to discuss the synthesizing of Stoic and Buddhist teachings and practices into 21st century life. We offer a non-academic book discussion format where those interested in both Stoicism and Buddhism can come together and learn from the text being read and from each other through the guidance of our founding teacher, Senpai, a Stoic practitioner who is also an experienced Buddhist teacher. Our approach is to learn about the art of living and to strive toward the unfolding of our human potential for inner happiness, flourishing, and enlightenment.
Both Stoicism and Buddhism have much in common and offer overlapping perspectives and practices, while their differences can help weave new understanding into the nature of reality, and spiritual and psychological well-being.
Stoic or Buddhist knowledge is not necessary to participate. Although we recommend purchasing the book that will be discussed beforehand, this is not even required or necessary. Our meetings are relaxed group conversations. Just by showing up, you are guaranteed to learn about these two philosophical traditions. If you are in need to quickly buy the Stoic Buddhist book, it will be available for sale at That Book Store.
Our web site offers explanations on Stoicism, Buddhism and their synthesis, and a number of recommended books on the subject, videos, and articles.
TO LEARN MORE, visit the Stoa Buddhist Philosophy Group web site HERE.