A Stoic community in Pretoria, South Africa


Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy that is experiencing a modern Renaissance. The first Stoa was established by Zeno of Citium in Athens around the year 300 BC. Stoicism has guided the lives of slaves and emperors, clerics and soldiers, sports people and artists; and just ordinary people like all of us, through the ages.

I am in the process of establishing the first Stoa on African soil in Pretoria, to be known as the Pretoria Stoics / Stoïsyne. We shall explore Stoic Philosophy as an answer to a good and meaningful life in uncertain and volatile times. We are affiliated to the international Stoic Fellowship and we plan to present our own Stoicon X this year, as well as to participate in International Stoic Week early in October.

We invite anyone with an interest in Stoicism to attend our meetings. It should be of specific interest to anyone who faces uncertainty and/or volatility in his or her personal or professional life. This could include business and sports people, professional people, clerics, retirees, etc.

Our first Meetup will be on Thursday, 21 June at 19:00 at the Willows Country Lodge just of Lynnwood Road in Pretoria. Get more info and RSVP at this link (or e-mail me at leon.stander@makingsense.co.za):

Pretoria Stoics Meetup

About Dr Leon Stander

Dr. Leon Stander is a sport and performance psychology consultant who specialises in psychological skills training (PST) with sportsmen and women, business executives and individuals who wish to benefit by such training. He presents group workshops, as well as individual mentoring and counselling. Current fields of interest and study are behavioural economics, sport psychology and Stoicism. Veteran sportsman, participates mainly in action shooting sports.
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