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A Generation’s Worth – ENTIRE SERIES BUNDLE TICKET
January 30, 2021 @ 3:59 pm - March 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
The bundle ticket is no longer on sale. The fourth and final talk in the series takes place on March 13. Click here to buy a ticket for the March 13 livestream.
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 of Love
Feb 27: Money and The Soul’s Desires
Mar 13: Come of Age: Meditations at the World Tree Withered
This is a livestream talk. 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. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of that email to see the links.
A Generation’s Worth: Spirit work while crisis rules
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.