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Re-Storying Masculinity: Forging Initiatory Pathways ~ online

Tuesday 28 March, 2023 from 5–7pm GMT 12pm-2pm (EST) Ian Mackenzie has spent scores of hours interviewing and filming Stephen Jenkinson. Among the short films he's produced about Stephen's work are: Come of Age, The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble In his landmark provocative style, Stephen makes the case that we must […]

Departure Lounge ~ Open Conversation Death, Dying, Conscious Living – live broadcast

Join this conversation led by Departure Lounge hosts, Em McGowan and Carl Munson .. https://www.youtube.com/live/wxGgi4s7XJk?feature=share Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is an author, ceremonialist and farmer Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto […]

CANCELLED Reckoning Live: An Evening of Culture Work in Community ~ Ottawa, Ontario

Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) The Upper Deck patio of the Bridge Public House, 1 Donald Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

SO SO SORRY - WE'VE HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT   What is Reckoning Live? Birthed from a podcast; nurtured through letters, community conversations, and a co-authored book; now live and coming to reckon in community with you Join care activist Kimberly Ann Johnson and culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, two authors and teachers from different […]

Spirit Works and Crises Reign ~ Evening Talk in Caesarea

Recanati Museum Caesaria , Israel

Shutafim Lamasa invites you to various events from June 1st-10th. When? June 7th, 2023 - 7pm start Where? Recanati Museum Caesaria BUY TICKET HERE Stephen asks "Does wisdom work?" In the English language, the phrase spiritual work designates a particular, lofty, often aloof brand of labour or, more often, contemplation. Spiritual as often as not leaves the world behind. It […]

A Generation’s Worth ~ Author talk & reading at Bookworks ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bookworks Albuquerque 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM, United States

"Life does not feed life, life is on the receiving end of life, always. It's death that feeds life. It's the end of life that gives life a chance. That's a hard, grown-up kind of comfort." Stephen Jenkinson Stephen will be in New Mexico with A Night of Grief & Mystery (July 13) but first […]

LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS – 3 part series hosted by The Jung Platform

online - live virtual conference

Stephen is invited by the Jung Platform - Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives to speak on the subject of Sanity & Soul and Elderhood. 3 LIVE ONLINE sessions, each for 1 hour, each recorded for later viewing and later registration. R E G I S T R A T I O N  you are being directed […]

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2023 Tour: Halifax, Nova Scotia

St. Matthew's United Church 1479 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The current appetite is for either distraction or distress. These two seem to be in neither business.  Facebook Link A Night of Grief & Mystery combines stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, with original songs/sonics by recording artist Gregory Hoskins. These two Canadian […]

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2023 Tour: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

King’s Theatre 209 St George St | PO Box 161, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

The current appetite is for either distraction or distress. These two seem to be in neither business. You're being redirected to the King's Theatre ticket purchase page Facebook link A Night of Grief & Mystery combines stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, with original […]

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2023 Tour: Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Saint Andrews Town Hall Theatre/ W.C. O'Neill Arena Complex 24 Reed Avenue, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

The current appetite is for either distraction or distress. These two seem to be in neither business.  Facebook Link A Night of Grief & Mystery combines stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, with original songs/sonics by recording artist Gregory Hoskins. These two Canadian […]

Cancelled-Nights of Grief & Mystery 2023 Tour: Dalhousie, New Brunswick

The current appetite is for either distraction or distress. These two seem to be in neither business.  Facebook Link A Night of Grief & Mystery combines stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, with original songs/sonics by recording artist Gregory Hoskins. These two Canadian […]

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity & Soul ~ day-long talk ~ Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK

Boconnoc Lostwithiel, Cornwall, United Kingdom

A wise death is everyone's right.​ ​The idea makes no sense in a culture that doesn’t believe in dying, or in limits or endings, at all.​ ​ DAY-LONG TALK by Stephen Jenkinson When?  Friday, August 11th, 2023 (10am-3pm) - refreshments included Where? Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG NOTES: Please bring a bagged lunch + […]

Campfire Stories: From the Ruins of a Greenhouse ~ Järna, Sweden

Under Tallarna Rönnvägen 25, Järna, Sweden

A live podcast recording in the burned down community greenhouse at Under Tallarna in Järna, Sweden. Stephen Jenkinson has been interviewed by Campfire Stories founder Mattias Olsson before, but never like this. An evening that is more ceremony than conversation. Join us in the cracks and shadows at the outskirts of modernity for a talk […]

ClimateExistence Conference: in conversation with Anita Goldman ~ Sigtuna, Sweden

The Sigtuna Foundation Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna, Sweden

Stephen Jenkinson and Anita Goldman, renowned authors and public speakers are confirmed for the conference! Stephen will join Anita for a conversation on the connection between the climate crisis and our relationship with death and dying. The conversation will be part of the regular in-person conference program day 2 and live-streamed online (registration coming). Conference […]

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2023 Tour: Sigtuna, Sweden

The Sigtuna Foundation Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna, Sweden

The current appetite is for either distraction or distress. These two seem to be in neither business.  A Night of Grief & Mystery combines stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, with original songs/sonics by recording artist Gregory Hoskins. These two Canadian artists have […]

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2023 Tour: Ängsbacka, Sweden

Ängsbacka Nyeds-backa 511,, Molkom, Sweden

The current appetite is for either distraction or distress. These two seem to be in neither business.  Facebook link A Night of Grief & Mystery combines stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, with original songs/sonics by recording artist Gregory Hoskins. These two Canadian […]

LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS – 2nd in 3 part series hosted by The Jung Platform

online - live virtual conference

Stephen is invited by the Jung Platform - Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives to speak on the subject of Sanity & Soul and Elderhood. 3 LIVE ONLINE sessions, each for 1 hour, each recorded for later viewing and later registration. R E G I S T R A T I O N link - you are […]

The Crow’s Nest ~ Ian Mackenzie speaks with Stephen Jenkinson & Rune Hjarnø

​Join this LIVE Conversation here - AUGUST 30th (1pm PDT​/ 4pm EST/10pm in Denmark/ 8pm in Melbourne (Aug 29)) You're invited to join us this Wed, Aug 30 for a special edition of The Crow's Nest. At 1pm Pacific, host Ian MacKenzie will weave a conversation with culture activist Stephen Jenkinson and Nordic animist scholar Rune Hjarno. You will have […]

LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS – Final of 3 part series hosted by The Jung Platform

online - live virtual conference

Stephen is invited by the Jung Platform - Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives to speak on the subject of Sanity & Soul and Elderhood. 3 LIVE ONLINE sessions, each for 1 hour, each recorded for later viewing and later registration. R E G I S T R A T I O N link - you are […]

Die Wise: Sanity & Soul ~ Bangalow, Australia

The A & I Hall 3 Station Street, Bangalow, New South Wales, Australia

THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT - join waitlist below When? Friday October 20th, 7pm-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Where? A&I HALL, Bangalow, NSW, Australia Facebook event link Join us for this live in-person talk. Stephen will be back in Bangalow to speak to matters of grief, elderhood and spirit work through the lens of […]

Never Land: Culture, Agriculture and Striving after Belonging ~ Bellingen, Australia

The Gleniffer Hall 8 Promised Land Rd,, Gleniffer, New South Wales, Australia

"People half our age will someday soon confront us with two questions: when you were my age, did you know what was happening (or what could happen)? And so, what did you do?" - S.Jenkinson TICKET  INFORMATION  LINK The most bearable answer: we had no idea. The state of the world would then seem more […]

Reckoning Maui: Crisis, Redemption and Ceremony when the Rough Gods Come Round

Maui, Hawaii HI, United States

Reckoning Maui: Crisis, Redemption and Ceremony when the Rough Gods Come Round with Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Ann Johnson NOVEMBER 10–12, 2023  |   HA’IKŪ, MAUI A crisis is a time for reckoning. That's what a ceremony of learning is: a figuring of the (un)likelies, a choreography for wisdom sorrow. We have to make up […]