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May 2016

SHOULD THE WORLD TREE BE WITHERED Talk ~ Portland, OR

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clinton Street Theater,
2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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This is an evening for grief and wonder, and some prescription scribbled in the sand for what a withered world might now ask of younger folk and of the older folk who love them. Venue: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Oregon 97202 USA Tickets: available here  Advance purchase only! $30 until March 6th, $35 after March 6th, $20 for those under thirty Hosts: Holly Pruett and Karen Paule kapaule@hotmail.com SHARE link: https://www.facebook.com/events/584253288390886/ Consider attending DIE WISE: A Moral Obligation on May 7th- link orphanwisdom.com/contact As without so…

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DIE WISE: Making Meaning of the Ending of Days ~ Portland, OR

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
First Congregational Church,
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise."  Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come. Tickets: available here  Advance purchase recommended! $90 until March 6th, $120 after March 6th $80 for…

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A Night of Grief and Mystery ~ Talk in Victoria, BC

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. George’s Anglican Church,
3909 St George’s Lane
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA Victoria, BC V8N 4E3 Canada
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A night of grief, mystery and orphan wisdom for a troubled time is an evening talk with activist, author and Founder of The Orphan Wisdom school, Stephen Jenkinson. Join Stephen for this evening talk where he will share his stories and insights on grief, dying, and the great love of life. Venue: St. George’s Anglican Church, 3909 St George’s Ln, Victoria, BC V8N 4E3 Tickets below, scroll to bottom of page. $25 general advance ticket // or $30 cash at the door,…

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People Gathered by the Storm, BC

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - May 15 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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Orphan Wisdom School at Hollyhock: Forth Class CLOSED TO NEW SCHOLARS Plans for a new class of The Orphan Wisdom School in the works, to place your name on a list email us: contact@orphanwisdom.com Session 4/4: Contemplate the deep poverties and profound possibilities of our time and re-establish the grief and love soaked ties to life, home and village. This is a two-year project of personal ancestral learning and cultural redemption for those who intend to leave a better day for those to come. It is…

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DIE WISE Evening Author Talk ~ Courtenay, BC

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stan Hagen Theatre,
NIC/North Island College
Courtenay, British Columbia Canada
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"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise." Venue: Stan Hagen Theatre- NIC/North Island College- Courtenay, British Columbia Tickets can be purchased at several locations: $20 in advance, $25 at the door Courtenay: Laughing Oyster Books 286 5th St Comox: Blue Heron Books 1775 Comox Ave Campbell River: Healthyway Natural Foods Market 1121…

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June 2016

Griefwalker Film Screening & Talk ~ Kingston, NY

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
HealthAlliance Hospital Auditorium,
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise." Griefwalker video clips link Venue: HealthAlliance Hospital Auditorium, 105 Mary's Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 Tickets: link Host Contact: orphanwisdom.com/contact SHARE link: https://www.facebook.com/DieWise4Kingston/timeline Consider attending the daylong teaching 'DIE WISE' on Saturday June 4th - link Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film, directed by Tim…

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DIE WISE: Making Meaning of the Ending of Days ~ Kingston, NY

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
HealthAlliance Hospital Auditorium,
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise." Die Wise - video clip link Venue: HealthAlliance Hospital Auditorium, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 Tickets: link Host Contact: orphanwisdom.com/contact SHARE link: https://www.facebook.com/DieWise4Kingston/timeline Consider attending GRIEFWALKER Film Screening  on Friday June 3rd. - link and/ or the ​OLD TIME ELDERHOOD teaching ​at the Rowe Center June 9-12, 2016 – link Dying well is not…

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DIE WISE Author Talk ~ Weston, CT

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liphe Balance Center,
36 Michaels Way
Weston, CT 06883 United States
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"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise." Tickets:  liphebalance@gmail.com..or 203-912-2791 $35 general advance ticket  $40 cash at the door, space permitting Host & venue: Liphe Balance Center, 36 Michaels Way, Weston, CT 06883 USA SHARE link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1722853204612505/ Consider attending the ​OLD TIME ELDERHOOD teaching ​at the Rowe Center June 9-12, 2016 - link orphanwisdom.com/contact Die Wise – A…

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OLD TIME: Learning Elderhood ~ Rowe

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - June 12 @ 12:00 pm
The Rowe Center,
22 Kings Hwy
Rowe, MA 01367 United States
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"Getting older is inevitable.  Getting to be an elder is not. " Tickets: link Host & venue: The Rowe Center, Mass, USA SHARE link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712756772302749/ This program is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those now inheriting an endangered and often dangerous world, those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worth claiming. Think of it as a radical training in elder-hood in an almost elderless time, for people of all ages.   Imagine a future that…

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DIE WISE Making Meaning of the Ending of Days ~ Kingston, ON

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Convocation Theatre Hall,
Theological College, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise."  Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come. Scroll down to purchase a ticket with Eventbrite. Venue: Convocation Theatre Hall, Theological College,…

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THE SKIN OF THE WORLD ~ Árneshreppur, Iceland

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - June 24 @ 4:00 pm
Félagsheimilið í Trékyllisvík,
524 Árneshreppur
Árneshreppur, north west Iceland
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THE SKIN OF THE WORLD: Heart Tempering and Hide Tanning with Stephen Jenkinson and Daniel Stermac-Stein Location: Félagsheimilið í Trékyllisvík, 524 Árneshreppur, north west Iceland Tickets: link early-bird registration fee until April 20th. Host: Elín Agla - elinagla@yahoo.com SHARE Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/697571883713242/ the map: http://www.arneshreppur.is/kort-af-aacuterneshreppi.html links to local Árnesrheppur accommodations: http://www.arneshreppur.is/gisting.html orphanwisdom.com/contact We in the northern hemispheres are living in times of trouble, no doubt. The calving glaciers, the rising waters, the globalizing assault on what remains of the local, the diverse, the indigenous, the urbanization of populations, the fading away…

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July 2016

DIE WISE Author Talk ~ Bolinas, CA

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bolinas, CA United States
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Tickets:  link coming soon. $15 early-bird online ticket purchase before May 24th $25 general advance ticket $25 cash at the door, space permitting Host & venue: coming soon SHARE link: coming soon "If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise." Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and…

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DIE WISE Author Talk ~ Los Angeles, CA

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica,
1260 Eighteenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Tickets:  http://bpt.me/2540329 $25 early-bird online ticket before June 15th $35 general advance ticket  Host: Sacred Crossings Venue: Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica,  CA 90404 SHARE link: coming soon CONSIDER ATTENDING THE DAYLONG TEACHING July 30th - link. Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books, 2015 Silver Nautilus Award Winner! "If you love somebody, if you care about the…

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DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ Los Angeles, CA

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica,
1260 Eighteenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come. Tickets: http://bpt.me/2540313 Early-bird special $125 until June 15th otherwise $140. For folks Over 60/ Under 30 rate is $120.  Host: Sacred Crossings Venue: Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica,  CA 90404 Share link: coming soon CONSIDER ATTENDING THE EVENING AUTHOR TALK ON JULY 29th - link. Die…

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DIE WISE Teaching ~ Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - August 5 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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July 31 - August 5, 2016 Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books (March 2015). DIE WISE: 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 time to practice…

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September 2016

People of the Big Tent meet People Gathered by the Storm

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - September 11 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Farm,
Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada
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PEOPLE OF THE BIG TENT GRADUATES ONLY: Old Woman's People, Old Man's People, River's People, Red Sand White Sand People, People of Silver & Salt, People of the Western Tent, People of Mountain Longing and People Gathered by the Storm. REGISTRATION (BALANCE: Early-bird rate expires June 7th, 2016.) contact us When first we contemplated the making of a school for learning in real time, for elders in training, for those who will despite all cyphering fail to live forever, we laughed…

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People Calling Called and Come 2/4

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - October 2 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Farm,
Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada
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This Class is Full. SESSION 2 of 4 September 28-October 2nd (Early-bird rate for balance expires June 7th, 2016.) contact us I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the more that people with undiagnosed, undisclosed and indefensible proneness to learning unwelcome things about what they know, and to life, appear. Now they are scholars. They have provoked weddings and offspring and ceremonies of real grandeur, and they are everywhere…

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October 2016

DIE WISE A Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Ottawa

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Árneshreppur, Iceland
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Tickets:  link coming soon. $20 early-bird online ticket purchase before July 30th $25 general advance ticket $35 cash at the door, space permitting Host & venue: coming soon SHARE link: coming soon CONSIDER ATTENDING THE DAYLONG TEACHING Saturday, October 22nd - link coming soon. "If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen - you've got to die wise." Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity…

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