trip to a rustic mansion in Maine
took place over the Memorial Day weekend,
Members and their guests were welcome for a nominal fee
which covered group dinners and facility maintenance.
We stayed in a large house in Andover, Maine, with power and
wood heat. Dinner (included) was prepared for us to enjoy
together, and included vegetarian options. We brought our own
breakfasts and lunches to cook in the cabin kitchen.
The goal of this weekend was to enjoy a social atmosphere in
nature and get to know each other better as we contemplated
topics in more depth than time allows in our regular meetings.
Our focus was on applying the works of Epictetus, especially
Members were free to bring a family member or
significant other provided they
before registering to make arrangements and ensure sufficient
room and food were available.
A donation of $20 per additional person was collected in person
at the event.
Andover, Maine (about 3–5 hours drive north of Boston)
at a rustic house on a mountain.
Arrive on Saturday morning
by noon for kickoff lunch.
Everyone was welcome to stay as short or as long as able.
Please note, however, we had activities throughout the long
weekend, from kickoff lunch upon arrival Saturday until Tuesday
morning before departure, so attendees got the most value by
staying for the entire time.
Arriving earlier any time Saturday morning allowed a chance to
ease into nature, take a look around, or relax with a book.
sightseeing at a covered bridge
nature walk at a small mountain nearby
reading and discussing the Discourses of Epictetus
talks and workshops
life and works of Epictetus
Stoicism and productivity
applications in modern life
share a podcast episode
group dinner together
drinks and socializing
reserved time to privately unwind and reflect
semi-private sleeping areas
10 rooms in house
hot plate / gas camp stove
regular shower possibly available
no mobile phone service
wireless Internet access
outside, a short walk from the house
blazed hiking trails
bicycles and canoes
What we brought
(May be amended; please check email before your final packing.)
confirmed attendees will have a bed/couch
but no sheets/blankets
breakfast, lunch, and snacks
dinner, if you have special dietary requirements
vegetarian option will be available
for included dinner
pens and pencils
clothes in layers for changing weather
see suggestions below
if you want to ride one of the bicycles
books on Epictetus
any that you might have
particularly any translation of the Discourses
rugged shoes or hiking boots
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