trip to a rustic mansion in Maine
has been arranged for the Memorial Day weekend,
Members and their guests are welcome for a nominal fee
which will cover group dinners and facility maintenance.
We're staying in a large house in Andover, Maine, with
power and wood heat. Dinner (included) will be prepared for us
to enjoy together, and will include a vegetarian option. Bring
your own breakfasts and lunches to cook in the cabin kitchen.
The goal of this weekend is to enjoy a social atmosphere in
nature and get to know each other better as we contemplate
topics in more depth than time allows in our regular meetings.
Our focus will be on applying the works of Epictetus, especially
If you're a member, feel free to bring a family member or
significant other; please
before registering to make arrangements and ensure sufficient
room and food are available.
We'll ask that a donation of $20 per additional person be made
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.
You're welcome to stay as short or as long as you're able.
Please note, however, we have activities throughout the long
weekend, from kickoff lunch upon arrival Saturday until Tuesday
morning before departure, so you'll get the most value by
staying for the entire time.
Feel free to arrive earlier any time Saturday morning if you
want 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
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What to bring
(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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