Chris Benson

Chris Benson, FCSP

Chris found a copy of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations in an antique bookshop while still in college. Over the next decade he repeatedly turned to Marcus Aurelius to bring his focus away from superficial & selfish pursuits and back to reflection, gratitude, and service.

During the COVID pandemic Chris returned to philosophy with a focus on Stoicism. This time it was Epictetus that provided a necessary shift in his worldview, and he reached out to the College of Stoic Philosophers for more guidance. He completed the Stoic Essential Studies in 2021 and the Marcus Aurelius Program in 2023.

Chris’s daily practice includes reading a selection of Epictetus and using meditation & hypomnemata to ingrain the lessons into his mind.