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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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Orphan Wisdom School at Hollyhock: New Class

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - October 31 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock,
PO Box 127, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, British Columbia V0P 1K0 Canada
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NEW CLASS – Session 1: 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 –…

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November 2014

Griefwalker screening in Ottawa

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul University,
223 Main Street , Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4 Canada
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Saturday, November 8, 2014  (6:30-9:30pm) 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 his ideas for how we live and die. read…

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The Missing Wisdom: Dying and the Soul’s Work in Ottawa

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
St. Paul University,
223 Main Street , Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4 Canada
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Sunday, November 9, 2014  (9:30am-9:30pm) DYING WELL IS OUR SOUL’S WORK A teaching of interest to anyone who will fail to live forever.  Or who will  whole-heartedly support friends, family, colleagues, and other human beings who share the same fate. Our culture could learn to honour, teach and live grief as a skill, as vital to our personal, community and spiritual life as the skill of loving. A good death is everyone’s right, but the idea makes no sense in a culture…

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Griefwalker Premiere in Oxford UK

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The New Road Baptist Church,
Bonn Square, Oxford, OX11LQ United Kingdom
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Thursday November 13, 2014  (6:30-9:30pm) Public Film Screening & Talk as part of the Kicking The Bucket: A Festival on Living and Dying 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…

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Embracing Grief, Embracing Death in Swindon, UK

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom
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Saturday, November 15, 2014  (9:30am-9:30pm) Winter Bhakti Gathering: Embracing Grief, Embracing Death featuring the film showing of GRIEFWALKER and Q&A by Stephen Jenkinson, “The Angel of Death” Sacred ceremony, devotional chanting, spiritual talk, film and special ceremony to embrace death, dying and honour our ancestors (Kalbhairav puja). This one day event holds a space to meet our fears, feel our grief, give thanks for our lives, to sing our hearts out, to dance and to celebrate and to make friends with the unifying…

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Griefwalker Premiere in Gwent, Wales

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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Friday November 21, 2014  (6:30pm-10pm t.b.c.) 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 his…

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The Quick and The Dead, Gwent

November 22 - 23
Unnamed Venue,
Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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Sat. Nov. 22 & Sun. Nov. 23, 2014  (9:30-3:30) Daylong Teaching ‘The Meaning of Death’ ‘This is a day to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright’. What began as technological sophistication and therapeutic savvy is now what must be called Health Madness, and it’s home ground is the grief-and-loss industry. This meeting will probe the cultural poverty of our time that masquerades as individual freedom, and consider deeply the project of…

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