We should study philosophy, according to Nietzsche, if we want to become better human beings in the long run. Stoicism is unlike any other school of philosophy in that it assists us in our desire to become better. More than two thousand years ago, this school of thought originated in Ancient Greece and stresses the significance of deeds over words – of living in the right manner rather than just saying the right thing – rather than just saying the right thing. In order to learn about Stoicism, let us delve into the lives and experiences of the Stoics themselves, and we will do just that. Travel back in time to Ancient Greece and Rome as you read the intriguing histories of the most prolific Stoic philosophers in this collection of lecture notes..
Recently, many of us have developed an interest in the old spiritual traditions of the East, which has piqued our curiosity. To be honest, however, we all have jobs to perform, bills to pay, and families to take care of that we must prioritize. Once a week yoga lesson is difficult for us; much alone a month-long meditation retreat is out of the question. We have absolutely no intention of traveling to the Himalayas and establishing a monastery. Nevertheless, without that degree of commitment, how can we hope to achieve the inner serenity that those monks who live in the mountains have achieved? Being an urban monk means integrating ancient knowledge with the modern-day urban – or suburban – lives that the vast majority of us now inhabit, according to this definition. And there is no one better to learn from than Pedram Shojai on how to accomplish this successfully.