Groups

We are here to read slowly, to study in company with others, and to discern a plan for going forward based on that reading and study. We are here for the joy of these activities as ends in themselves and also in the faith that out of them will come ideas and practices, both personal and social, that will help us to heal our minds and bodies, care for our families, and participate with grace and power in the “struggle which is ours against the powers and principalities, against the rulers of this world of darkness and the spirits of evil in high places” as the great prayer to St. Michael goes. —Cleo Kearns, “Rogue Scholars: Education in Ruin

Please join us!

The following groups are currently forming. Contact Glenn Wallis at inciteseminarsphila@gmail.com to register, or with any ideas, questions, and concerns. We are always open to initiations to create new groups that align with our mission: to agitate personal awareness and incite community action.” Cost on donation basis ($15/session recommended. Payment buttons below).

(Non)Buddhist Practice Group
Mondays, every other week beginning January 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Facilitator: Glenn Wallis
Please fill out the registration form

This group combines short Zen-style sitting with dialogue along the lines of “non-buddhism.” (Here is a brief description of that concept.) The aim of non-buddhism is to “wrest the vital potentialities” that Buddhist theory and practice hold for the person, but to disable certain problematic tendencies associated with religions. We will explore, in practice and in theory, for example, how we might understand and benefit from the concept of “no-self” subtracted from the numerous over-determining Buddhist ideas that accompany this concept. The assumption is that the concept will then, and perhaps only then, become valuable material in our current situation.

Anarchist Reading Group
Thursdays, every other week beginning January 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Facilitator: Glenn Wallis
Please fill out the registration form

Contrary to its public perception as offering at best puerile reflections on society and life, classical anarchism actually produced a remarkable body of sophisticated theory. Much of this is surprisingly relevant to our contemporary world. This reading circle will begin by exploring works such as Errico Malatesta’s Anarchy, Peter Kropotkin’s Science and Anarchy, as well as works Voltairine De Cleyre, Mikhail Bakunin, Emma Goldman, and others. The four main areas that we will be concerned with are anarchist treatments of:

Value theory
Analysis and critique of society
Visions of future society
Views on strategic action

PAYMENT

The recommended amount is $15 a session. In addition to the two options below, we have a donation box on site. Be sure to specify the amount of $5s you are “buying” by entering the proper number in the box (e.g. for $15 enter 3.) We are committed to making our offerings of knowledge, dialogue, and community available to anyone who feels they can benefit from them. If you can not afford to pay the full amount, we encourage you to communicate with us directly at  inciteseminarsphila@gmail.com. Thank you!

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