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Pretoria Stoics meeting on 22 July

  We’re meeting at 18:30 on Monday evening, 22 July. We’ll be looking at Stoicism as an inner citadel in challenging times. All are welcome. “Therefore the mind which is free from passions is a citadel, for man has nothing … Continue reading

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Meeting of Pretoria Stoics to discuss philosopher-kings on 24 June at 18:30

The next meeting of Pretoria Stoics will be on Monday evening 24 June at 18:30 at the usual venue, Karoo Cafe in Lynnwood Road, Pretoria.  We’ll be discussing the need for virtue and what philosopher kings can mean for a … Continue reading

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Pretoria Stoics meeting 27 May 2019

The next meeting of Pretoria Stoics will be on Monday evening 27 May at 18:30 at the usual venue, Karoo Cafe in Lynnwood Road, Pretoria. We’ll continue the series on Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. We’ll be looking at the same time … Continue reading

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Five core ideas from Stoicism

Five core ideas from Stoicism; for the athlete, for the soldier, for all of us 1. Strive to live in accordance with nature, both nature as the environment and human nature (presumed to be rational). “This thou must always bear … Continue reading

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Pretoria Stoics Meeting 25 March

The next meeting of Pretoria Stoics will be on Monday evening 25 March at 18:30 at the usual venue, Karoo Cafe in Lynnwood Avenue, Pretoria. We’ll start a new series by exploring Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. We’ll be looking at the … Continue reading

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Pretoria Stoics: Visit the Sage-on-the-Mountain

  Pretoria Stoics’ Monday evening meetings do not suit everyone, so we’re creating another opportunity for prospective Stoics, or anyone just curious about Stoicism, to say hello. Come and chat to the Sage-on-the-Mountain about Stoicism at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, … Continue reading

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Pretoria Stoics Meeting 28 January 2019

Pretoria Stoics will have its next get together on Monday evening 28 January 2019 at 18:30 at the Karoo Kafee in Lynnwood Road, Pretoria. We’re going to bring along and discuss our favourite mementos, such as songs, poems, figurines and … Continue reading

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Pretoria Stoics to discuss how Stoicism helped Adm. James Stockdale survive POW camp in Vietnam

James Stockdale Pretoria Stoics are having our third meeting on Monday evening, 20 August, in the Karoo Kafee in Lynnwood Road, Pretoria. The topic we’ll be thrashing out is how Stoicism helped Jim Stockdale survive seven years in a Vietnamese … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Camaraderie among shooters from different disciplines at mental game workshop

On 20 January 2018 I presented a complimentary Mental Game workshop to representatives of some of the members associations of the South African Sport Shooting Confederation (SASSCO). I did this as a service to the sport shooting community and also … Continue reading

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Mental skills training workshops for the first quarter 2017

Mental skills training workshops for the first quarter of 2017 will be held on the dates and in the centres indicated below: Polokwane – Saturday 28 January 2017 (closed workshop for provincial shooting association) Pretoria – Saturday 4 March 2017 … Continue reading

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“The Mental Game” in Gun Africa

My article, The Mental Game, was published in the October 2016 edition of Target Times.com, the sport shooting supplement of Gun Africa. The article is an introductory guide to the mental game for sport shooters, although police and military personnel … Continue reading

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