Old Time: Learning Elderhood – Cortes Island, BC
August 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - August 30, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
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 wrangled wisdom from experience, and from having become elders more than senior citizens. Grandparents must now be elders even – especially – when no one asks it of them.
This is a training for elder-hood for people of all ages. It is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those now inheriting an endangered and often dangerous world, for those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worth being claimed, worth coming from. We will learn something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and true teaching, of fierce and exemplary grief and compassion. We will coax wisdom from old experience, and maybe we can replace retirement with esteemed elder-hood.
TUITION: $535 CDN (meals & accommodation extra) / 5 nights
(800) 933-6339 or (250) 935-6576 (outside North America)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: (250) 935-6424
PO Box 127, Manson’s Landing, Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada