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March 2015

Griefwalker screening in San Luis Obispo, CA

March 15, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
San Luis Obispo, CA United States
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015  (4pm matinee followed by a talk led by Stephen Jenkinson) Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins…

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Die 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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April 2015

People of Mountain Longing

April 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - April 26, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom School,
Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0 Canada
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class 3 (open to those who have already attended the previous People of Mountain Longing classes) 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 at ourselves: Why would anyone come to a school that promises no enlightenment, no empowerment, no personalized transmission from the great beyond, no instruction for the inner child, no continuing ed credits? Why…

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May 2015

People of the Western Tent

May 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
PO Box 127, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, British Columbia V0P 1K0 Canada
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People of the Western Tent Graduate Scholars All Orphan Wisdom Graduates Welcome.With the first two years of the Orphan Wisdom School as ballast, now’s the time for building a little boat of purpose for the remarkable times entrusted to us, and for deepening, planting, conjuring and living as needed people. Tuition: $t.b.c. Location: at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, B.C., Canada To request registration details, please be in touch with the good folks at Hollyhock: (800) 933-6339 or (250) 935-6576 (outside North America) Email: registration@hollyhock.ca |…

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People Gathered by the Storm

May 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - May 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
PO Box 127, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, British Columbia V0P 1K0 Canada
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Orphan Wisdom School at Hollyhock: Second Class Open for registration. NEW CLASS – Session 2/4: 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 a school that requires no previous experience with living people, dying people or dead people – though you do…

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Griefwalker Screening in St. Catherines, ON

May 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

P O S T P O N E D – until May 2015 Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins and…

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And Should the World Tree be Withered, St. Catherines, ON

May 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

P O S T P O N E D – until May 2015 AND SHOULD THE WORLD TREE BE WITHERED… As without so within, the ancients said. In the West we’ve lived long enough – too long – apart from all that grants us our life. Wish and hope as we will, consequence must now be our truer companion. This is an evening for grief and wonder, and some prescription scribbled in the sand for what a withered world might now ask…

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July 2015

Die Wise

July 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - July 22, 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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September 2015

People of the Big Tent

September 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom School,
Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0 Canada

FOR GRADUATES OF THE ORPHAN WISDOM SCHOOL Perhaps it is because this last oil spill has lapped up on the shores of this big island we live on, finally and irredeemably, or it is because there is water where there should be heat this summer, or because the divorces aren’t working out better than the marriages are, or because some have their noses in the wind, facing where their people should have been, with a feel of what the coming…

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People of Mountain Longing

September 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - October 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom School,
Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0 Canada

class 4: 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 at ourselves: Why would anyone come to a school that promises no enlightenment, no empowerment, no personalized transmission from the great beyond, no instruction for the inner child, no continuing ed credits? Why would they come to a staggering little farm tucked into a sandy wrinkle between…

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