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Quick Guide to Starting a Stoa

Step One // Find People By:

Step Two // Find a Decent Place to Meet:

Generally noisy places don't work for obvious reasons, and restaurants aren't great, either, since you'll have to chat between food orders. Some places that work for other communities include:

Step Three // What to Do in Your Community:

Our member Stoas do a lot of different things, so there's no one fixed way to run a meeting. There are two general points that do apply to many groups, though:

Here are some ideas for topics or formats to get you started for your first several months:

If you've already started a community, join the Stoic Fellowship's global network and we'll list your group to attract even more members, as well as provide you with guidance along the way.

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Conditions for Membership

Stoas applying to join the Stoic Fellowship must be open to and inclusive of all people in the spirit of Stoic cosmopolitanism.

Have more questions? Contact us to let us know! Or, if you've already started a community, become a member of the Stoic Fellowship, and we'll list your group to attract even more members as well as provide you with additional guidance as needed.