Orphan Wisdom School: 2012 Summer ~ Old Man’s People
July 25, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Perhaps it is because this last oil spill has lapped up on the shores of this big island we live on, finally and irredeemably, or it is because there is water where there should be heat this summer, or because the divorces aren’t working out better than the marriages are, or because some have their noses in the wind, facing where their people should have been, with a feel of what the coming days will bring to them; whatever the purpose and reason for this mysterious thing, against all the odds and the fashion of the times enough scholars of sorrow have found their way to us that the Orphan Wisdom School’s first Master Class in the Care of Dying People is full. More mysteriously, the news of this seems not to have deterred many, so that there has appeared something like a waiting list for a second Master Class. This willingness to wait for such a thing has melted the kind of judgement that allows only one thing at a time to be done, and so we will not ask those with such a willingness to wait much. We will launch out into the tidal sway of life a new little boat of good intent and sweeping spiritual activism that will be a new harangue and meditation on the mandatory and crucial skills of deep living unto death.
This course, like its slightly older sibling, will teach the subversive arts of knowing dying well. It will also take in very deeply the need for a better day, especially for those we may not live to see. From what we know this can after a fashion be discussed while we’re isolated into one day conferences and the like, but things just have more the bite of real possibility when small groups of people nail themselves to the wheel of the world long enough to work together and begin what I call learning in real time.
Taken altogether – and the day may come when they do come together – these two classes of scholars might begin to carry the real, eloquent willingness and capacity to make a better day for our harrowed corner of the world.
Tuition Per Session – $960 CAD
Tuition includes wholesome home cooked meals and HST
We offer two payment options.
1) Write a cheque or an internationally accepted money order made payable to Stephen Jenkinson and mail it to P.O. Box 199, Golden Lake, Ontario, K0J 1X0, Canada
2) Make your payment through online banking. Interac e-Transfer’s are easy, quick and reliable. If you would also like to go this route, simply go to your online banking and select the option under Transfer Payments. You will be asked to input a name and email address and transaction code. Please send payment to Nathalie Roy to email address: firstname.lastname@example.org when creating the transaction. All major banks have this online feature.
You will receive a receipt from Orphan Wisdom.
If you have any questions, contact us or feel welcome to be in touch with us directly at (613) 757-8004