Philosophy as a Way of Life: The Buddha, Sceptics, Epicureans and Stoics By upasamkamitva on August 14, 2018 in Non-residential weekend course with John Peacock and Stephen Batchelor 26-27 October 2019, Centrum voor Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Holland From India to Greece, since ancient times, philosophy has been understood as a way of life – to be practiced through rigorous self-examination and ethical living. This weekend will explore some of the striking parallels between the practices of early Buddhism, and those of Hellenistic philosophy. Comparing the discourses of the Pali Canon with the teachings of the Sceptics, Epicureans and Stoics, we’ll look at the historical and intellectual background of these traditions, and ask: ‘How did the doctrines of thinkers such as Democritus, Pyrrho, Epicurus, Epictetus and Seneca resonate with Gotama and his followers?’ Time will include seminars, discussions and spiritual exercises. As an introduction to Hellenistic philosophy before the course, we recommend Pierre Hadot’s Philosophy as a Way of Life. This event is run in collaboration with the Centrum voor Mindfulness in Amsterdam. Teachers JOHN PEACOCK is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly forty years. Trained initially in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India, he subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. He lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, is Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Master of Studies programme in MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) at Oxford University. John has been teaching meditation for more than twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher. STEPHEN BATCHELOR is a Buddhist teacher and writer known for his secular or agnostic approach to the Dharma. Formerly a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions, he is the translator and author of several books including Buddhism Without Beliefs, Living With the Devil and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. His most recent book, After Buddhism, was published by Yale University Press in 2015. He lives in southwest France with his wife Martine. www.stephenbatchelor.org Event Details Non-residential course All teachings are offered on a dana basis Suitable for new and experienced Dharma practitioners as well as anyone interested in philosophy as a way of life The weekend will include periods of practice and times for discussion. Accommodation for the Saturday night must be booked independently by participants A vegetarian lunch, and daytime tea and coffee, are included Full Payment required on booking (Deposits cannot be taken for weekend courses) A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course. Please read the Booking Conditions before booking Philosophy as a Way of Life: The Buddha, Sceptics, Epicureans and StoicsOctober 26, 2019 - October 27, 201910:00 am - 4:30 pm Details Price Qty Full paymentshow details +hide details - €195.00 (EUR) Quantity 0 1 2 Details Price Name Description Amount Full payment €195.00 (EUR) Total €195.00 (EUR) Sale Dates - The dates when this option is available for purchase. Goes On Sale: September 1, 2018 10:00 am Sales End: October 25, 2019 3:25 am Access - This option allows access to the following dates and times. Date Time Sold Remaining TotalSold Total SpacesLeft Philosophy as a Way of Life: The Buddha, Sceptics, Epicureans and Stoics October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019 10:00 am to 4:30 pm 9 31 9 32 Waiting Listshow details +hide details - €0.00 (EUR) Quantity 0 1 2 Details Price Name Description Amount Waiting List €0.00 (EUR) Total €0.00 (EUR) Sale Dates - The dates when this option is available for purchase. Goes On Sale: February 12, 2019 1:09 pm Sales End: October 26, 2019 12:00 am Access - This option allows access to the following dates and times. Date Time Sold Remaining TotalSold Total SpacesLeft Philosophy as a Way of Life: The Buddha, Sceptics, Epicureans and Stoics October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019 10:00 am to 4:30 pm 0 32 9 32 please do not enter anything in this input Venue: Centrum voor Mindfulness, Amsterdam Venue Website: https://centrumvoormindfulness.nl/en Address: Raadhuisstraat 15, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1016, Netherlands Description: The Centrum voor Mindfulness (CVM) is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Amsterdam, providing quiet, contemplative and teaching space in the midst of a busy city. The CVM’s mission is to support people to live in a more mindful and compassionate society. It does so by offering courses and workshops, by teacher training and by providing information on mindfulness and the value it can have for a mindful and compassionate society. Should you need to stay overnight please contact the Bodhi College Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org for details of nearby hotels.