The Orphan Wisdom School is crafted specifically for all those people who will fail to live forever, who have come to the idea – or been driven there – that their yearning for a deep life must be tethered to the plough of labour and learning to harrow the hardened field of sorrows and solitary, grey news that has become our corner of this beautiful world, so that children can one day soon be born into to a real, detailed, laboured over Better Day that we ourselves might not live to see. Because none of this can be done in weekend workshops or homeless conference centres, we ask that you commit yourselves to what we call learning in real time, to gathering together at our place for five days, twice a year, for two years, as a start.
The learning and the teaching will be part history, all culture, mostly spirit, hugely ancestral, very local, ultimately practicable and hand made, each time about living, working and dying, purposefully delivered and achieved together in the belief that the rudiments of being a true, life serving village person lay waiting for water and light in all of us. We feed you well from our fields and friends fields. If you stay with it long enough your hands will know as much as you will, and even your consternation will be articulate.
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. Consider attending.
|2014 April 23rd to April 27th||People of Mountain Longing||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||New Class – First Session Registration Now Closed|
|2014 April 30th to May 4th||People of the Big Tent||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Grad Scholars Only|
|2014 May 14th to May 18th||People of Silver and Salt||Online||Cortes Island, BC, Canada||Final Session|
|2014 September 17th to 21st||People of the Big Tent||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Grad Scholars Only|
|2014 October 1st to 5th||People of Mountain Longing||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Second Session|
|2014 October 22nd to 26th||People of the Western Tent||Not Yet Available||Cortes Island, BC, Canada||Not Yet Available|
|2014 October 27th to 31st||New School at Hollyhock||Online||Cortes Island, BC, Canada||New Class
Open for Registration
|2014 December 12th to 14th||UK Orphan Wisdom School||Online||United Kingdom Location TBD||New Class
Open for Registration
|2015 April 22 to 26th||People of Mountain Longing||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Third Session|
|2015 April 29 to May 3rd||People of the Big Tent||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Grad Scholars Only|
|2015 May (Dates TBD)||New School at Hollyhock||Online||Cortes Island, BC, Canada||Open for Registration|
|2015 May (Dates TBD)||People of the Western Tent||Not Yet Available||Cortes Island, BC, Canada||Not Yet Available|
|2015 Sept. 30 to Oct. 4th||People of Mountain Longing||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Fourth Session|
|2015 October 14th to 18th||People of the Big Tent||Online||Ottawa Valley, ON, Canada||Grad Scholars Only|
If you have any questions, contact us.