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February 2017

The Ache of Anarchy: Meditations from the withered tree ~ Vancouver

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday February 9th/ 7-9pm Ticket purchase link: coming soon Venue: Vancouver, British Columbia Facebook share link: coming soon Contemplative sorrow: that’s the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its times in a way that principled anxiety is not. 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 and scheme as we might, consequence will now be our truer companion.  Consequence:…

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Griefwalker Film Screening & Talk ~ Seattle

February 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seatlle, WA United States + Google Map

Griefwalker Film Screening & Talk by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW video clips link Venue: Seattle (location to be determined) Tickets: to follow Host Contact: to follow SHARE link: to follow Consider attending the daylong teaching 'DIE WISE' on Sat. Feb 11, 2017 Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film, directed by Tim Wilson. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and…

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DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ Seattle, WA

February 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Seattle, WA United States + Google Map

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. Ticket purchase link: to follow Venue: Seattle (location to be determined) Host contact information: to follow Share link: to follow Consider attending the GRIEFWALKER screening on Friday, Feb 10th, 2017 (7-9:30pm) Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great…

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Concert for Culture ~ Oceania Tour 2017

February 17, 2017 - March 26, 2017

For years Stephen Jenkinson headed the counselling team of Canada's largest home-based palliative care programme. Working with hundreds of dying people and their families, care-givers, nurses, doctors and social workers, he witnessed a 'wretched anxiety" around the end of ones' life. His inquiry led him to examine the dominant culture. Last year’s new book tour (award winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul) brought Stephen’s work to audiences around the world. People came, jammed doorways and stood on chairs and lingered…

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April 2017

The Ache of Anarchy: Meditations from the withered tree ~ Bali

April 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Bali Indonesia + Google Map

April 5 - 9th, 2017 Ticket purchase link: coming soon Host & Venue: Pure Immersions, Bali, Indonesia Facebook share link: coming soon Contemplative sorrow: that’s the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its times in a way that principled anxiety is not. 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 and scheme as we might, consequence will now be our truer…

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Showing up for Death, Nourishing the World

April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Doorway Into Light presents International Death Doula Training Save the Date April 20-24, 2017 Maui, Hawaii

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Calling Called and Come ~ 3/4

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

This Class is Full. SESSION 3 of 4 April 26-30, 2017 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 I go. And by their word of…

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May 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Spring Class ~ 1/4

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

This Class is Full. We have decided to start yet another new class in Ontario: click link for details Scholars of this new spring class of the Orphan Wisdom School will gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: May 3rd - 7th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 4th - 8th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: spring 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: fall 2018 I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School…

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Overseas Class: Come From Away ~ 1/4

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
to be appointed, United Kingdom + Google Map

Now Open for Registration Limited spaces available. Scholars of this Orphan Wisdom School class will gather overseas. SESSION 1 of 4: May 17-21st, 2017 in Wales SESSION 2 of 4: spring 2018 location to be determined (possibly Iceland) SESSION 3 of 4: spring 2019 location to be determined (possibly UK) SESSION 4 of 4: spring 2020 location to be determined (possibly Iceland) To all those who have subtly and ferociously petitioned, pleaded for and pointedly required some incarnation of the Orphan Wisdom School over on your side of…

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June 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Summer Class ~ 1/4

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Now Open for Registration Limited spaces available.  Scholars of this new summer class of the Orphan Wisdom School will gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: June 7th - 11th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 25th - 29th,  2017 SESSION 3 of 4: spring 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: fall 2018 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…

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July 2017

Money and the Soul’s Desires ~ Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

July 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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July 30 - Aug 3, 2017 at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia, V0P 1K0, Canada (800) 933-6339 or outside North America (250) 935-6576 Email: registration@hollyhock.ca Register now and be guaranteed your favourite room. Book before Friday, Dec 16th, 2016 and receive 10% off 2017 season rates! A $395 CDN deposit is required at time of registration and you will be sent a confirmation letter in January with firm costs and dates. About Money and The Soul’s Desires: Money rarely gets the attention it deserves from us.…

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August 2017

DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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  Aug 4 - 8th, 2017 at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia, V0P 1K0, Canada (800) 933-6339 or outside North America (250) 935-6576 Email: registration@hollyhock.ca Register now and be guaranteed your favourite room. Book before Friday, Dec 16th, 2016 and receive 10% off 2017 season rates! A $395 CDN deposit is required at time of registration and you will be sent a confirmation letter in January with firm costs and dates. Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about…

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ People of the Big Tent ~ 2017 Summer

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

PEOPLE OF THE BIG TENT Graduate Scholars 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. 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…

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September 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Calling Called and Come ~ 4/4

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

This Class is Full. SESSION 4 of 4: September 20-24, 2017 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 I go. And by their word of…

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