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March 2015

Griefwalker screening in San Luis Obispo, CA

March 15 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 pm
Downtown Centre Cinemas,
888 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015  (4pm matinee followed by a talk/book signing 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 book reading & signing SLO

March 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dorothy D. Rupe Center, HOSPICE SAN LUIS OBISPO,
1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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March 20th (4:30-7pm) BOOK READING/ SIGNING at the Dorothy D. Rupe Center, HOSPICE SAN LUIS OBISPO, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books. Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical…

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Die Wise

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
 Old Mission Parish,
751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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It’s a teaching for everyone who, hell or high water, is not going to pull off eternity, after all. Dying is not the end of wisdom and wisdom is not exhausted by dying. Dying could be and must be the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned.  It’s a moral obligation to die well. 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…

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April 2015

Die Wise book reading & signing Maui

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Makawao Union Church Hall,
1445 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, HI 96768 United States
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April 4th (7-10pm) BOOK READING/ SIGNING at the Makawao Union Church Hall Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books. Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his…

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People of Mountain Longing

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - April 26 @ 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 Graduate Class

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - May 17 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC 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. link to registration Tuition: $585 CDN / 4 nights (meals & accommodation extra, offered at 40% discount) Location: at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, B.C., Canada To request registration details, please be in touch…

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People Gathered by the Storm

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - May 22 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - July 22 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC 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. link to registration. TUITION: $625 CDN / 5 nights (meals & accommodation extra) (800) 933-6339 or (250)…

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