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Orphan Wisdom Apprenticeship
July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday July 27-Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada (details below)
Apprenticeship went the way of old courtesy in most working environments long ago. But apprenticeship is an old courtesy. It was there in the Mystery Schools, in the guild halls, in any place people were willing to marry discipline to the desire for understanding, to sire purposeful lives, achieved and contemplative lives that were indivisible from their daily lives.
Discipline: The uncommon rigour of thought and act that you take upon yourself, because of the regard you have for one you propose to learn from.
The Orphan Wisdom apprenticeship is rooted in land and season and a farming life. And so it is rooted in lucid labour.
There will be mornings of exhortation, wonder, eloquence of thought and inquiry. There will be days-long care of plant and animal life. There will be evenings of banquet hall kenning and companionship of the noble and devotional kind. Table fellowship, it used to be called. All of it will serve the days we find ourselves granted and burdened by, and the life and the world out there beyond the farm gate.
Work, by another name. So some degree of physical fitness is recommended.
The duration is only a week, and the numbers will be small, and the inquiry will be dialled in and detailed, and drastic sometimes.
Start time 7pm Saturday July 27th and ends at noon on Saturday August 3rd. Includes meals Sunday breakfast until and including Saturday breakfast, does not include accommodations. To inquire about registration or to inquire about staying in the guesthouse please contact us here orphanwisdom.com/contact)
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. He is a former programme director and medical- school assistant professor. He is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada documentary film, Griefwalker (2008). video trailer.
He teaches internationally. With Nathalie Roy, Jenkinson founded the Orphan Wisdom School in 2010, which convenes in Ontario, Canada and in various places in northern Europe.
He is the author of Come of Age: The case for elderhood in a time of trouble (2018) video trailer, Die Wise: A manifesto for sanity and soul (2015) video trailer, How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them (2009) and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A meditation (2002) video trailer. He was also a contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).