Philosophy Workshops & Outings

In our  “philosophy as a way of life”-inspired workshops we explore a variety of philosophical topics, ranging from virtue ethics and Stoicism to Indian philosophy and metaphysics…and more.  No background or prior experience in philosophy is required or expected. All ages welcome.

Our philosophy workshops are FREE.  That said, for those who still have the steady income to do so in these trying times, we could really use your financial support right now.  Donations help to cover workshop leader honorariums, implementation, and resource archiving, as well as  community workshop scholarships for those in needYou can make a donation by clicking here.  For those facing more challenging financial circumstances, we ask that you please try to “pay it forward” with acts of kindness for your neighbors and community.  

Philosophy *ZOOM* Workshop
Exploring Issues of Race

Sunday, August 16th
(10am – 12:30pm MT)
Workshop Leaders:  Céline Leboeuf & Julia Jorati

Philosophy *ZOOM* Workshop 

Saturday, October 17th


Workshop Leader:  David Nowakowski


Philosophy *ZOOM* Workshop
Skepticism: East & West (Part 1)

Saturday, November 7th


Workshop Leader:  David Nowakowski

Philosophy *ZOOM* Workshop  
Skepticism: East & West (Part 2)

Saturday, November 21st


Workshop Leader:  David Nowakowski

☞  Visit our Merlin Workshop Archive page to access resources & photos from our previous workshops.  ☜

An extended version of our philosophy walks, our “campfire philosophy” outings are 3-4 day “philosophy as a way of life”-inspired outings that involve overnight camping (either in campsite lodging or tents), hikes (and other activities), and philosophical discussion (led by guest scholars) over a campfire each night.  

Campfire Philosophy Outing/Field Seminar Program
“Where the Wild Things Are: An Exploration of Our Relationship with the Wild”
(An exploration of our relationship with the wild through the lens of literature, philosophy, and science)
Summer 2021 – Dates TBD
Yellowstone National Park
(Lamar Buffalo Ranch Field Campus)

(A collaborative venture into the great wide open with the Yellowstone Forever Institute)

Learn More Here!

Retreats can be a time for renewal and relaxation.  But they are foremost an opportunity to step out of day-to-day routines, to enjoy a quiet and serene place, and to open up one’s innermost world through reflection and sharing.  We are pleased to offer this philosophy as a way-of-life inspired experiential retreat “Seeking the Self” with philosopher and educator David Nowakowski.

Experiential Philosophy Retreat
“Seeking the Self”
September 2021 (Exact Dates TBD)
Deep Bay Center
(Lakeside, MT)


What:  3-Day Experiential Philosophy Retreat 

When: September 2021 (Exact Dates TBD)

Where:  Deep Bay Center (Lakeside, MT)  — Located 4.2miles South of Lakeside, twenty minutes South of Kalispell, and approx 30 miles North of the town of Polson, MT.  Deep Bay is less than a couple hours drive to beautiful Glacier Park & less than one hour to Whitefish Mountain Resort.  We will help facilitate carpooling opportunities for those who wish to carpool.

Cost: TBD

~ Limited scholarships available for those in need (please inquire) ~

Retreat Schedule/Agenda:  To be added to our website…stay tuned

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