Personalized tours and retreats that focus on thoughtful conversations about the big questions of life.

We lead unique, thoughtful, discussion-filled tours and retreats in the majestic red rocks of Sedona, Arizona--a place of profoundly inspiring beauty.

Some of Life's Big Questions:

What is the meaning of life?

What is knowledge and truth?

What is good and moral?

What is happiness?

What should I do with my life?

What should my relationship with nature be like?

We literally walk you through your choice of topics.

No prior experience necessary--just bring your natural wonder and curiosity about the world, life, and the cosmos. Fully customizable based on you or your group's interests.

We guide you in discussions about what matters to you while exploring beautiful Sedona and northern Arizona on trails, on rivers, and under the stars.

Hikes

Exercise the mind and body, while enjoying nature

Our hike is a 2 1/2-hour excursion into the stunning red rocks of Sedona along the banks of Oak Creek, to engage in dialogue about everything from humanity's place in nature to the meaning of life. These hikes are as invigorating as they are inspirational. Though you may leave the red rocks behind, you will take the inspiration and insights wherever you go.

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Retreats

A weekend vacation to engage the body, mind, and spirit

Engage and restore the body, mind, and spirit. Unique programs focused on various areas of meaningful inquiry and quiet contemplation, set against the backdrop of Sedona's natural beauty. They are customized to address specific topics and may incorporate meditation and yoga along with inspirational intellectual inquiry.

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River Trips

An adventure on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

Join an eight-day trip through the Grand Canyon with philosophers and professionally outfitted guides. Daily discussions and inquiry, in this majestic natural wonder inspires us to inquire into who we are. This is a life-changing experience that invigorates the mind and senses while you have fun on the rapids.

 

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Book Club

We guide you through classic texts

We know philosophy can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s worth digging in, because philosophy provides many insights into human nature, the world, and our place in it. Doing philosophy is one of life’s greatest joys and highest arts. We want to help you experience it.

 

 

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Forget drive-by tourism. Join us outside, on trails, on rivers, and under the stars!

About Us

We are educators of philosophy, science, and religion and we love to explore the areas in which these overlap. We have found the natural beauty of Sedona and northern Arizona to be the perfect place to inspire and foster careful philosophical conversation. If you have ever been curious about the big questions—such as: What is the meaning of life? What am I doing here? What should I do?—then we invite you to join us in Sedona, Arizona to explore more deeply.

Sedona Philosophy Experience (SPEX) is an Arizona Benefit Corporation based in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. SPEX is a socially responsible company that exists to enhance environmental and philosophical awareness, this purpose forms the foundation of every SPEX initiative.

Our Blog

Apache Fire Trail – New vista, new viewpoint

Apache Fire Trail is just one of the many hikes at Red Rock State Park. We love the name of this trail because it reminds us of the wisdom of native cultures, and the ideas that get sparked on the trail. The trail is named after the House of Apache Fires built by Jack and Helen […]

Costumes and Conscious Creation

Halloween is a time for dressing up. It can also be a time for thinking up new possibilities. Trying on a new character opens the door to telling a new story. Doing this the day before or after Halloween could be risky, but this holiday is a special time when permission is widely granted to […]

Come Wander and Wonder with Us

Discover the grandeur of Sedona’s resplendent red rock country, and take a deep dive into your own personal life. What is happiness in my life? What does success look like for me? Why is success important? By asking and answering questions like this, getting a better understanding of your own inner life is just a […]

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