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DSM Stoics next Meetup: May 22, 7-9 PM

DSM Stoics next Meetup: May 22, 7-9 PM "Stoicism and the Art of Happiness"

We will look at the spiritual/psychological exercises found in Stoicism and how one applies Stoic philosophy in modern life. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson is a good introduction to Stoicism and will be our guide for the next few Meetups.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841317-teach-yourself-stoicism-and-the-art-of-happiness

This Meetup will focus on; including the preface, chapters 1-2. Please read them ahead of time; unlike our past Meetups, we will not have time to read the complete text together. It's of course helpful, but not required to have done the reading to attend.

Preface: modern Stoicism
Chapter 1: The way of the Stoic: ‘Living in agreement with Nature’
Chapter 2: Stoic Ethics: the nature of the good

If you read further, great! We may have time to go into the third chapter as well.

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Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
We will look at the spiritual/psychological exercises found in Stoicism and how one applies Stoic philosophy in modern life. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson is a good introduction to Stoicism and will be our guide for the next few Meetups.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841317-teach-yourself-stoicism-and-the-art-of-happiness

This Meetup will focus on; inclu…

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Stoic and Buddhist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Patrick Ussher

Interesting read. I've not read the ebook yet, however it is purchased. Having studied or currently studying both subjects I have noticed some compatibility between the two approaches.

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Stoic and Buddhist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Patrick Ussher
The following is a modified extract from Patrick Ussher’s recent e-book Stoicism & Western Buddhism: A Reflection on Two Philosophies as a Way of Life. Patrick is the founding editor of …

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Stoic Week 2017 Report (part 2)

A strong positive relationship between Stoicism and well-being has been documented in previous Stoic Week reports.

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Stoic Week 2017 Report (part 2) by Tim Lebon
A strong positive relationship between Stoicism and well-being has been documented in previous Stoic Week reports. This year the emphasis has shifted to quantifying the relationship between Stoic…

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USA TODAY: Who are we as a country? Time to decide: Sally Yates

“We the people of the United States” (we are a democratic republic, not a dictatorship) “in order to form a more perfect union” (we are a work in progress dedicated to a noble pursuit) “establish justice” (we revere justice as the cornerstone of our democracy) “insure domestic tranquility” (we prize unity and peace, not divisiveness and discord), “provide for the common defense” (we should never give any foreign adversary reason to question our solidarity) “promote the general welfare” (we care about one another; compassion and decency matter) “and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” (we have a responsibility to protect not just our own generation, but future ones as well).

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What kind of country are we? Speak out on our core values: Sally Yates
Stand up and speak out on America’s core founding values. We are not living in ordinary times, and it’s not enough to admire them from afar.

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