Sharon Lebell | Rescuing Philosophy from the Philosophers, and Virtue from the Sanctimonious

In this episode, Sharon and I discuss our new Patreon/Podcast collaboration: The Walled Garden. This is an idea that we’ve been mulling over for a few months now, and it’s time to spill the beans!

You can follow along with new fortnightly episodes at patreon.com/simonjedrew/

About Sharon Lebell:

For over 25 years Sharon Lebell’s international bestseller, The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectivenesshas inspired philosophy lovers and the modern Stoicism movement. A modern interpretation of Epictetus’ teachings, it is a perennial classic cherished as a daily spiritual guide for readers from all walks of life. 

Lebell is committed to expressing ancient wisdom in accessible language so everyone can apply it to better their lives and experience philosophy’s enchantments. The imperative to marshal our gifts to improve the lives of others and the importance of art, music, and nature are central to her message of what makes the best possible life.

Lebell is best known for her idiosyncratic writing and speaking about philosophy, spirituality, religion, Buddhism, Judaism, and Ethics. She is also co-author with Brother David Steindl-Rast of The Music of Silence. Sharon Lebell is a sought-after composer and performer on a one-of-a-kind 5-octave Hammer Dulcimer with 106 strings, which sometimes makes surprise appearances in her philosophical presentations. She leads a weekly online musical-contemplative gathering called “Strings of Holiness” to help participants start each day with a clear mind and an open heart. 

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