Stoic Week is coming up soon – running from the 16th to the 22nd of October – and the new Stoic Week online course is set up and ready for you to enroll in it!
You may have noticed the new tab already on the Modern Stoicism site, but just in case you haven’t, here’s the link that will take you directly to the new Learn Modern Stoicism site.
Over 1,500 people have already enrolled in this free course already, and we are about three weeks away from the start of Stoic Week. Record numbers of people are expected to work their way through the course, following the intent of it’s original name to “live like a Stoic”.
If you haven’t previously done Stoic Week, here’s a bit of what you can expect to get access to in this free online course:
- a Handbook with daily readings, reflections, and exercises
- a set of MP3s with Stoic meditations (read by Donald Robertson)
- worksheets you can use to monitor and reflect upon your experiences through the week
- Forums in which you can discuss the ideas, your reflections, and other related matters with other participants
For those of you who have previously gone through the course, we have a revised handbook, themed around the idea of self-renewal, and if you remember the old course site (which was pretty good), odds are you’re going to really like the functionality of the new Teachable site.
One last thing. Is it Stoic to get excited about the new Stoic Week class? Some people say no – that’s too emotional. But the Stoics did recognize the good emotional states, and among them are joy (kharis) and rational desire (boulesis). If that’s what “getting excited” means, then it makes perfect sense to feel that about this year’s Stoic Week class!