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 have experience with all of them – and no particular employment, religion, educational standard or way of life. It is open to every shape, persuasion, style, language and hue of person with a heart inclined for opening and learning. Each of us deserve the chance to learn something deep, alive, human, urgent and mandatory. This is at the heart of the Orphan Wisdom School. http://www.hollyhock.ca/cms/Orphan-Wisdom-School.html
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is a spiritual activist, teacher, author and subject of the NFB film Griefwalker.
TUITION: $585 CDN (meals & accommodation extra) / 4 nights at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, B.C., Canada
(Fall 2012, Spring and Fall 2013 and Spring 2014).
Meals and accommodation for this program are offered at 50% off regular rates and vary depending on room. Meals will feature a light breakfast (boiled eggs, porridge), lunch (soup, bread and salad) and dinner (stew or light entire’/main dish, vegetable side, condiment and salad). Desserts are not included in this meal plan. Morning yoga and nature walks are not part of Hollyhock programming during this time.
Due to the resources required for delivering this program, Multiple Workshop Discounts are not available.