A Generation’s Worth: Spirit work while the crisis rules
A livestream speaking series
A livestream speaking series
Involuntary stillness isn’t very still. It’s constrained. It’s stymied. The only stillness, perhaps, is the one that is decided upon. I heard a story about a highly esteemed author/ priest in a monastery. The questioner aimed to gain some sense of what enabled the priest’s spiritual adroitness. When he asked the priest about his typical day, the cleric replied: “Each day I have to decide to stay here. Each day.” And that is work. That’s the work that faces those of us who are, more or less, against our will or otherwise, persuaded of the facts of this plague. The day will come, as it does following all the wars, the disasters and the like, when people not yet born will want to know what it was like, and especially what those of us did when we came to understand something of what was happening.
So: A Generation’s Worth. Taken all together, I am meaning that the sum of these talks can begin some kind of an answer to that question: what did you do? It can begin to wrangle a language that does justice to this present moment, that testifies, that wonders with discipline. I suppose it’s clear, without being easy: live your life in spite of the plague, or live as if what’s happening is happening. Either of these will tell generations to come something of this generation’s worth.
A technical note: You’ve had a ton of “content” rammed your way these last months with just about every presenter tricked out in the latest broadcasting trinketry. That’s done something to expectations. This winter, health considerations are obliging me southwards. Because of that, this series will be conducted across iffy wiring, leaning on rural internet reliability — not the high voltage and velocity that is becoming commonplace in the metropolitan centres. We ask for your patience. This series is about ideas, not production values; citizenship, not cyberspace.
This is a livestream broadcast. Ticket holders will be invited to submit questions in advance through an online form. These questions will be read and considered, and a selection of them will be asked of Stephen Jenkinson by a small in house audience. A live-from-the-floor video will be streamed to ticket holders using Zoom. Further details, links, question form, etc. will be sent to all ticket holders in a confirmation email. A recording of each talk will be made available to all ticket holders for a week following the livestream.
Tickets for this series are available for the individual evenings, or as a discounted package for all four. There are bound to be recurrences and linkages between each night, but they will stand alone and participation in the previous session is not required or assumed. Individual tickets are $19.95 CAD ($79.80 when all four are purchased separately). When purchased together in the four-talk bundle, the cost is $69.95 CAD.
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A Generation’s Worth – Entire Series Bundle Ticket
A Generation’s Worth – Die Wise, While There is Still Such a Thing as Wisdom – January 30, 2021
A Generation’s Worth – Matrimony: The Bone House of Love – February 13, 2021
A Generation’s Worth – Money and the Soul’s Desires – February 27, 2021
A Generation’s Worth – Come of Age: Meditations from the World Tree Withered – March 13, 2021
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This is the ticket page for the discounted bundle ticket. All four talks are offered here as a discounted bundle for $69.95 CAD. If purchased separately, the four talks would total $79.80 CAD. Schedule Each talk takes places on a Saturday at 4 pm-5:30pm Eastern Time. Upon registration for the four-talk bundle, you will receive Zoom links to all four talks. Jan 30: Die Wise, While There is Still Such a Thing as Wisdom Feb 13: Matrimony: The Bone House…Find out more »
This is the ticket page for the first of four talks in the 2021 winter livestream series, titled A Generation's Worth. Click here if you'd like to purchase the discounted bundle ticket for the whole series. Die Wise, While There is Still Such a Thing as Wisdom This is not a training, not a qualification, not something you might get for yourself instead of the standard schooling. This is for anyone in the death trade, as worker or patient,…Find out more »
This is the ticket page for the second of four talks in the 2021 winter livestream series, titled A Generation's Worth. Click here if you'd like to purchase the discounted bundle ticket for the whole series. Matrimony: The Bone House of Love If you watched a contemporary wedding as an outsider, you might have a hard time figuring out what’s happening. That’s because we have weddings – ‘celebrations of love’ – to avoid matrimony. Matrimony is the event that…Find out more »
This is the ticket page for the third of four talks in the 2021 winter livestream series, titled A Generation's Worth. Click here if you'd like to purchase the discounted bundle ticket for the whole series. Money And The Soul’s Desires Money rarely gets the attention it deserves from us. Not ‘how to get more’, not even, in these trying times, ‘how to keep what you have’. Instead: What does money do to us? What is its power? And…Find out more »
This is the ticket page for the fourth and final talk in the 2021 winter livestream series, titled A Generation's Worth. Click here if you'd like to purchase the discounted bundle ticket for the whole series. Come of Age: Meditations from the World Tree Withered “Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill.” The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen. And there’s the weather, and the waters. The appearance…Find out more »