Courses & Training

Courses and trainings are an opportunity to deepen understanding, engage deeply with a community, and build skill in intentional and structured ways.

Current offerings:

More Wise: A two-day introduction to ecologies of practice, design principles, and experience with Dialogue, Imaginal, Mindful, and Embodiment (DIME) practices. Designed for those seeking to understand and experience practice, or who are looking to connect practice properly into a meta-curriculum.  Next course is expected Nov 11th and 12th, 2023.

More information (past): https://awakentomeaning.com/event/more-wise-how-to-practice-wisdom-july-8th-and-9th/ 

A two-day workshop teaching seven wisdom practices that ladder into Dialectic-into-Dialogos virtue cultivation, set in a tight community and led by John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro, Guy Sengstock, and Korenna Reynard. Designed for all wisdom seekers.

More information and registration: https://circlinginstitute.com/circling-dialogos/ 

This third instance of our 12-week intensive will explore and refine the various principles, roles and skills of Dialectic into Dialogos. This dialogue-based practice, derived from the Socratic tradition, turns the art of conversation into a more ancient way of doing philosophy – a living form of disclosure and discovery, and a path for cultivating virtue, insight and a pursuit of the Good. The course will provide extensive training in the different skills of this technique, ongoing instruction and mentorship, creative and relationship-building exercises, regular group practice, and readings from relevant philosophical traditions. 

New: Participants from this course will have access to recurring DiD practice sessions on ATM (launching soon) for free, during the course and indefinitely after!

Course leaders: Christopher Mastropietro and Taylor Barratt. John Vervaeke will also be a recurring guest instructor.

Course requirements: All are welcome. Registrants do not need to have prior knowledge in philosophy or previous experience with the practice.

Course format: The course will take place in live sessions on Zoom

Time commitment: Saturdays from 10am EST to 1pm EST* [3 hours]. Course will run from January 27th, 2023 to April 27th, 2024 (no session for February 10th).

Please note*: The Eastern time zone will be authoritative throughout and we will send google calendar entries for the sessions which should automatically handle this for those of you not in the Eastern time zone. Still please be conscious of the fact that Daylight Savings Time starts here in NA on March 10th, so please adjust your scheduling accordingly as certain parts of the world do not change at the same time (or at all).

Cost: $1200 USD (Early Bird Price: $950 via Coupon Code EBDID24 until December 31st, 2023)

Scholarship: We will be holding two spots for scholarship applications for those with limited financial means. Application form is available here, completed applications must be submitted by 5pm EST January 18th, 2024.

Refund Policy: Please see our general policy on the Join Practice page. For this course, refunds are available if requested within 10 days of the first session. After that, registrants may transfer their spot to another approved (by ATM) participant but are responsible for any agreement between the two parties.

An eight-week course examining the philosophical elucidations of, and responses to, the problem of nihilism. Designed for those seeking a rich philosophical education in the meaning crisis. Four books are covered deeply by John in the course.

More information and registration at https://halkyonacademy.teachable.com/p/beyond-nihilism