STOICISM HOW TO LIVE HAPPY? A spiritual approach to let go
Catherine COLLOBERT, PhD February - March 2023 via ZOOM - In French
This seminar offers an introduction to Stoic philosophy and the spiritual exercises practiced by the Stoics.
It explores the ultimate goal of existence, defended by stoicism, as an ideal of peace and joy. Achieving this ideal requires profound spiritual transformation. This transformation goes through a theoretical knowledge of the principles that govern the universe and the human soul and daily spiritual exercises.
The combination of theoretical knowledge and spiritual exercises aims to heal our mind that is plagued by passions and ignorance, and to allow us to achieve inner peace and joy. Our mind can then become similar to "an impregnable citadel", according to the happy expression of Marc-Aurèle
WAY OF TEACHING
The seminar includes lectures, discussions and spiritual exercises.
WHY THIS SEMINAR ?
Philosophy is often reduced to a theoretical and speculative approach. This is to forget that Western thought is based on a Greek heritage whose heart is a spiritual approach and access to happiness in experience.
SPIRIT OF THE SEMINAR
The seminar is given in such a way that the content delivered can resonate in everyone's experience and allow them to deepen their own path of plenitude.
DATES AND SCHEDULE
The seminar takes place online, live and in French from February to March 2023, with two three-hour sessions per month. The four sessions are given on Sunday.
. Sunday February 12 . Sunday February 26 . Sunday March 12 . Sunday March 26
We address an audience present on several continents. The schedules (three hours a day) are established in such a way as to follow the seminar live as much in France, in Canada, in French-speaking Africa as in Costa Rica from where the program is offered (The following schedules do not take into account the passage in summer time). Canada (East, EST): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. France: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. French-speaking Africa (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso): 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. French-speaking Africa (Gabon, DRC, Cameroon): 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Costa Rica: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER Catherine Collobert is a professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada). She specializes in ancient Greek philosophy and Buddhist philosophy and teaches meditation. She recently created with colleagues a program in contemplative studies at the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies (University of Ottawa).
She has designed a course entitled “Ancient Wisdoms” which brings together Stoicism, Taoism and Buddhism. This course focuses on ethics and explores the conceptions of happiness, virtue, and freedom and the contemplative practices specific to these three traditions—practices conceived as essential to happiness.
She has been practicing meditation and yoga for nearly 15 years and has participated in numerous meditation retreats (medium and long term).
She recently wrote two articles that focus on the transformative aspect of contemplative practice in ancient Greek and Buddhist philosophy:
. “Upādāna and Svabhāva: their Coagency in the Entrapment of the Mind. A Madhyamaka Perspective”, Journal of International Association of Buddhist Studies, 45 2023. . "Way of liberation, way of purification: the ideal of virtue in ancient Buddhism and in Plotinus", Dharma sans soi, dir. G. Davis and S. Hinzelin, Paris, Hermann, to be published in 2023.
The price for the entire seminar is 295 can$ or 225 €/US$. Get 10% off by registering before January 15th. This includes: . Module teaching (12 hours) . Written and audiovisual documents . The evaluation continues . Personalized support (30 minutes included in the package).
It is possible to take extra hours of private support throughout the training. Voluntary contribution according to the means of each; the suggested rate is 60 can$ / hour or 45 €/US$ / hour.
A minimum of six registrations is required to start the program. Limited seats.
We will send to anyone interested the conditions of registration and the terms of payment. Funding opportunities are available.
Register now to take advantage of the preferential rate!