*Read-In* Meditations

Presented with Dean Machine


“Say to yourself first thing in the morning: today I shall meet people who are meddling, ungrateful, aggressive, treacherous, malicious, unsocial. I cannot be harmed by any of them.”


We can choose the way we live. Meditations, by stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius is a journal of observations and life instructions to himself that pierces through theoretical philosophical discourse into the heart of what philosophy can offer us: a different way of life. The choice of a way of life is open to all people- it is a real option that can enrich and inform our everyday experience of the world and of ourselves. This is the perspective we call wisdom- for Aurelius, philosophy is merely a preparatory exercise for wisdom. Gathering together around Meditations will allow us to apply Stoic philosophy to the dilemmas we face in life, and therby transform his philosophy into something resembling a wisdom of the everyday.




Location: Dean Machine

1037 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Work Heights is a membership based co-working business in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They have two locations that members share for their work and for building community with each other, as well as the greater neighborhood and city. We'll be hosting Olios at the Junkyard of Dean Machine, a beautiful backyard space complete with a firepit! 


Other upcoming Olios


Jun 2

The Legal Roots of Reproductive Rights and the Birth Of Planned Parenthood

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jun 7

*Read-in* Playwrights in the Lab: How Science Makes Great Theatre

Taught by Jonathan Alexandratos
7:30 p.m. at Hullabaloo Bookstore

Sign Up - $10

Jun 16

O'Keeffe's Contemporaries: Four (More) Modern Women

Taught by Jessica Murphy
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jun 17

Jun 26

Music, Decadence, and Altered States of Mind: Drinking in the Drawing Room

Taught by Whitney George
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

Sign Up - $12

Jun 27

Jun 30

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jul 28

Women, Design, and Empowerment: I Will What I Want

Taught by Michelle Millar Fisher
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20


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