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April 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 April ~ People of Mountain Longing

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - April 27 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom School,
Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0 Canada

NEW CLASS Session 1: NOW CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION 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…

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Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 April ~ People of the Big Tent Grad Class

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - May 4 @ 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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May 2014

And Should the World Tree be Withered…TORONTO

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ChocoSol,
131 St. Clair Avenue West, , Toronto, Ontario M6E 1B1 Canada
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Saturday, May 10, 2014   (6:30pm–10pm) And Should the World Tree be Withered… an evening Talk by Stephen Jenkinson 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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Orphan Wisdom School at Hollyhock: 2014 May ~ People of Silver and Salt

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - May 18 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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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,…

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40th Annual Great Mother and New Father Conference

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Kieve ,
Nobleboro, ME United States
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Stephen will be one of the teachers from May 31-June 5 at the upcoming Great Mother and New Father Conference. Character, Language, and the Art of Growing Down May 31 – June 8, 2014 “Deeply I go down into myself. My god is dark and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.” – Rainer Maria Rilke “Transcendence doesn’t interest me; unity is boring.” – James Hillman An old Siberian folk tale claims that when the…

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July 2014

Tangled Garden of Wisdom & Grief – Powell River B.C.

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - July 12 @ 3:00 pm
Evergreen Theatre,
5001 Joyce Ave, Powell River, British Columbia Canada
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Friday July 11, 2014  (7-10pm) Public Film Screening & Talk 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 consequences of…

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Old Time: Learning Elderhood – Cortes Isl., B.C.

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - July 18 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
PO Box 127, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, British Columbia V0P 1K0 Canada
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Young people need and deserve real recognition of their worth and purpose in life, and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. The esteem of parents and friends can only go so far: elders must bring the rest. Grandparents must be grand not only for their children’s children, but for all the young ones coming into the world now. Their status as grand people comes from having…

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September 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 September ~ People of the Big Tent Grad Class

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - September 21 @ 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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October 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 October ~ People of Mountain Longing

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - October 5 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom School,
Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0 Canada
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Class 2: 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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Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 October ~ People of the Western Tent

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - October 26 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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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. Upcoming Class Dates: Oct 22-Oct 26/ 2014 – Dates for May Session 2015 t.b.c. Tuition: $585 CDN (meals & accommodations extra) / 4 nights session. 50% off room / meals package To request registration details, please…

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