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November 2014

The Missing Wisdom: Dying and the Soul’s Work in Ottawa

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
St. Paul University,
223 Main Street , Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4 Canada
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Sunday, November 9, 2014  (9:30am-9:30pm) DYING WELL IS OUR SOUL’S WORK A teaching of interest to anyone who will fail to live forever.  Or who will  whole-heartedly support friends, family, colleagues, and other human beings who share the same fate. Our culture could learn to honour, teach and live grief as a skill, as vital to our personal, community and spiritual life as the skill of loving. A good death is everyone’s right, but the idea makes no sense in a culture…

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Embracing Grief, Embracing Death in Swindon, UK

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom
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Saturday, November 15, 2014  (9:30am-9:30pm) Winter Bhakti Gathering: Embracing Grief, Embracing Death featuring the film showing of GRIEFWALKER and Q&A by Stephen Jenkinson, “The Angel of Death” Sacred ceremony, devotional chanting, spiritual talk, film and special ceremony to embrace death, dying and honour our ancestors (Kalbhairav puja). This one day event holds a space to meet our fears, feel our grief, give thanks for our lives, to sing our hearts out, to dance and to celebrate and to make friends with the unifying…

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The Meaning of Death, Gwent

November 22 - November 23
Tredegar House,
Newport Gwent, Wales NP10 8YW United Kingdom
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Sat. Nov. 22 & Sun. Nov. 23, 2014  (9:30-3:30) Daylong Teaching ‘The Meaning of Death’ ‘This is a day to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright’. What began as technological sophistication and therapeutic savvy is now what must be called Health Madness, and it’s home ground is the grief-and-loss industry. This meeting will probe the cultural poverty of our time that masquerades as individual freedom, and consider deeply the project of…

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Death-the cradle of your love of life, Cardigan

November 29 - November 30
Small World Theatre,
Bath House Road, Cardigan, Dyfed, WALES, SA43 1JY United Kingdom
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Sat. Nov. 29 & Sun. Nov. 30, 2014  (9:30am-3:30pm) Daylong Teaching ‘Death – the cradle of your love of life‘ ‘Not success. Not growth. Not happiness. The cradle of your love of life…is death’ The relentless pursuit of self-reliance and self improvement is rooted in the lost connection to common stories, homeland and ancestors that bind and unite people. The times now demand that we recognize the world’s suffering in our own. Stephen Jenkinson teaches the skills of grief, broken heartedness and spiritual…

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December 2014

The Tangled Garden of Wisdom and Grief, Ireland

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Bishop’s Palace,
The Bishop's Palace, The Heritage Council,Church Lane, , Kilkenny, Ireland
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Wednesday, Dec. 2nd (9:00am-3:30pm) A good death is everyone’s right. The idea makes no sense in a culture that doesn’t believe in dying at all. Grief is the radical etiquette needed by a death phobic, grief illiterate time. Dying is the fulfillment, not the end, of life. This teaching is for anyone who will fail to live forever, or who loves someone so mortal. Location: The Bishop’s Palace, The Heritage Council,Church Lane, Kilkenny Registration fee : Euro70  (Euro 60 early-bird rate (when paid…

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Being Human in a Perilous Time – Devon UK

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 pm
Sharpham House Estate,
Ashprington, Totnes, South Devon TQ97UT United Kingdom
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Orphan Wisdom in the UK – Dec.5-7, 2014  Having been graciously invited several times to your good country over the last while;  having been considered, listened to and attended to some; and now having been asked by a determined few to return again, I after good consideration offer something to you in response. There have been kind and persistent requests for me to establish the Orphan Wisdom School somewhere – anywhere – in the U.K. This is something whose time may…

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March 2015

Dying Wise

March 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
San Luis Obispo, CA United States
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For those of us who will, come what may, fail to live forever, what instruction does our pursuit of ‘be all you can be’ whisper as we die? It whispers, ‘No worries. There’s no real death’. But there is. This is a day to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright. REGISTRATION details to follow

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July 2015

Dying Wise

July 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - July 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
PO Box 127, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, British Columbia V0P 1K0 Canada
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For those of us who will, come what may, fail to live forever, what instruction does our pursuit of ‘be all you can be’ whisper as we die? It whispers, ‘No worries. There’s no real death’. But there is. This is a day to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright. TUITION: $t.b.c. CDN (meals & accommodation extra) / 5 nights (800) 933-6339 or (250) 935-6576 (outside North…

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