The Art of Dying: Philosophy and Death

Virtual Symposium Saturday, November 18th

Prepare to embark on a profound journey into the heart of human existence at our virtual symposium, The Art of Dying: Philosophy and Death on Saturday, Nov 18th at 12 pm EDT. This event invites you to explore the complex, deeply personal terrain of death through the illuminating lens of philosophy. We are honored to present leading authors and compassionate psychotherapists who will guide you through a transformative experience, offering wisdom for the graceful acceptance of mortality.

Note: There is no need to worry if you are unavailable on the day. A recording will be sent post event to all those who have registered.


We are pleased to announce that Plato’s Academy Centre will be donating 15% of the net revenue generated by donations from this event to the Hellenic Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian crisis aid and economic development programs throughout Greece.


  • Dr. Rachel Menzies, author of Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society
  • Dr. Kate Hammer, existential psychotherapist, author of study on Joyful Stoic Death Writing, and Kathryn Koromilas, creator of the 28 Days of Joyful Death Writing with the Stoics program
  • Dr. Scott Waltman, author of Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors and The Stoicism Workbook
  • Tim LeBon, author of Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology and 365 Ways to Be More Stoic
  • Timothy Freke, author of The Jesus Mysteries and Soul Story
  • And more speakers to be confirmed!

Hosted by Anya Leonard of Classical Wisdom and Donald Robertson.

Event Highlights

Embracing Life’s Most Profound Questions

Join us as we confront the mystery of death, a universal human experience that has both fascinated and frightened us. Through the wisdom of philosophy, we will seek answers and insights to help us navigate this uncharted territory.

Coping with Loss

Grief touches us all, but it doesn’t have to be faced alone. Our symposium will provide you with practical guidance and emotional support for navigating the complex terrain of loss, helping you find solace and resilience in the face of adversity.

Living a Life of Meaning

Discover how the profound contemplation of death can inspire a life of purpose and fulfillment. Learn from our experts how to live in such a way that death becomes not a feared end but a celebrated achievement, illuminating the path to a meaningful existence.

Join Us for a Transformative Journey

We invite you to join this virtual gathering of kindred spirits, seeking to explore the human condition and celebrate the art of living and dying. Together, we will embark on a profound and emotionally resonant exploration of life’s most profound questions.

Like all of our virtual events, it is free to register. However, you may donate an amount of your choosing.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, November 18th!

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