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August 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People of the Big Tent ~ 2017 Summer

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

PEOPLE OF THE BIG TENT Graduate Scholars Only Old Woman's People, Old Man's People, River's People, Red Sand White Sand People, People of Silver & Salt, People of the Western Tent, People of Mountain Longing and People Gathered by the Storm. When first we contemplated the making of a school for learning in real time, for elders in training, for those who will despite all cyphering fail to live forever, we laughed at ourselves: Why would anyone come to a school…

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Orphan Wisdom presents Gregory Hoskins and Band

August 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Farm, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

TICKET LINK Concert & Farm Dinner $40 (dinner at 6pm, concert at 8pm) or Concert & Farm Dinner and Shared Accommodation incl. breakfast on Monday Aug 28th: $120.- (limited to 20 spaces) Facebook link

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September 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Calling Called and Come ~ 4/4

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

This Class is Full. SESSION 4 of 4: September 20-24, 2017 contact us I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the more that people with undiagnosed, undisclosed and indefensible proneness to learning unwelcome things about what they know, and to life, appear. Now they are scholars. They have provoked weddings and offspring and ceremonies of real grandeur, and they are everywhere I go. And by their word of…

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October 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Come Through Rain and Rune – 2/4

October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

This Class is Full. We have decided to start yet another new class in Ontario: click link for details Scholars will gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: May 3rd - 7th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 4th - 8th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: May 16th - 20th, 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: September 12th - 16th, 2018 I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the…

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DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ New York, NY

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
The New Yorker Hotel, 481 34 Street & 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001 United States
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October 13th & 14th, 2017 at the The New Yorker Hotel, 34th St. & 8th Avenue, New York, NY The Art of Dying Conference: Spiritual, Scientific and Practical Approaches to Living & Dying Tickets: Please note that the full conference schedule, times, & prices will be available shortly. For additional information visit https://www.artofdying.org/art-dying-conference-6-overview/ or email artofdying@opencenter.org. Oct 13th: one-hour plenary by Stephen Jenkinson: Tangled Garden of Wisdom and Grief A good death is everyone’s right.​ ​The idea makes no sense in a culture that doesn’t believe in dying at all.​ ​Grief…

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DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ San Jose, CA

October 18, 2017 - October 20, 2017
Dolce Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave
San Jose, CA 95136 United States
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SAND: Science and Nonduality Conference at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA Ticket link https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/conferences/sand17-us/sand-17-us-program/ Two Talks by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW: Oct 18th: (4-7pm) 3 hr pre-conference talk & Oct 20th: 9:00-9:20am in Hayes Ballroom Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. (2015 Nautilus Award Winner  video link) Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that…

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Elderhood ~ Berkeley, CA

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill"  Sat Oct 21st: daylong teaching by Stephen Jenkinson (10am-4pm) Ticket link Facebook link  Venue: St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Street, Albany, CA 94706 The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. In a time like this, contemplation tethered to…

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November 2017

DIE WISE Author Talk ~ Wilton, CT

November 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilton, CT, Wilton, CT United States + Google Map

Talk by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW: Wednesday Nov 1st: (7-9pm) Ticket & Venue to follow soon Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. (2015 Nautilus Award Winner  video link) Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come. Die Wise teaches the…

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Elderhood ~ Moncure, NC

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill" Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Fri Nov 3: part 1/2 evening talk 7-9:30pm Sat Nov 4: part 2/2 daylong teaching 9-12:30 & 2-4pm Ticket purchase link Facebook link coming Venue: Sparkroot Farm and Village at the Bend, Moncure, NC (More about the host, Sparkroot - Village at the Bend is the where Sparkroot is situated. Sparkroot is the non-profit venue. ) The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal…

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Death Faire – Die Wise keynote – North Carolina

November 5, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
At The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane
Pittsboro, NC United States
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Keynote by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Tickets available at this link Venue: At The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC “If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen – you’ve got to die wise.” Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Not a seven step…

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Griefwalker & Die Wise: Making Meaning ~ Prescott, Arizona

November 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Davis Learning Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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THREE PRESCOTT EVENTS: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 (Author Talk 5-6pm) Peregrine Book Company, 219 N Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86301 Friday, November 10th, 2017 (Film Screening & Talk 7-9:30pm) Ticket link Davis Learning Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301 Facebook Call Matthew Files (928)420-0362 or email orphanwisdom.com/contact Consider attending the daylong teaching 'DIE WISE' on November 11th - read details below. Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film, directed by Tim Wilson. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of…

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DIE WISE A Manifesto for Sanity & Soul ~ Saskatoon, SK

November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, November 13th (9:30am-3:30pm) Venue: German Cultural Club, 160 Carwright Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, Canada Ticket link - To purchase directly by cash, cheque or e-transfer without service charges to Saskatoon-born Picatic, call Patti at 306-229-1978 or email connect@ chisaskatoon.ca.  Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul Day Long talk by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW (10-4pm) door opens at 9am for registration, event begins at 9:45am, community healing initiative conversation 4-4:30pm) Die Wise is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and the great…

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DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ Vancouver, BC

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2 Canada
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Saturday, November 18th (10am-4pm) Venue: UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Ticket link Facebook link Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul Day Long talk by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Die Wise is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. (2015 Nautilus Award Winner  video link) Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other…

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December 2017

Die Wise: Living Deeply, Dying Well ~ Rowe, MASS

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Rowe Center, 22 Kings Hwy
Rowe, MA 01367 United States
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Venue: The Rowe Centre, 22 Kings Highway, PO Box 273, Rowe, MA 01367 Registration link Dec 1-3 weekend teaching Dying can be – and must be -- the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned by living. Discover what death can be with Stephen, who is revolutionizing our experiences of grief and dying. For Stephen, how you die is the proving ground, the cradle, and the grave for every conviction you may have about justice and mercy, about the meaning of life,…

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May 2018

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Come Through Rain and Rune – 3/3

May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

This Class is Full. We have decided to start yet another new class in Ontario: click link for details Scholars will gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: May 3rd - 7th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 4th - 8th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: May 16th - 20th, 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: September 12th - 16th, 2018 I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the…

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August 2018

Elderhood ~ BC

August 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill" Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. In a time like this, contemplation tethered to the troubled world is courageous. Contemplative sorrow: that’s the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its time in…

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September 2018

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Come Through Rain and Rune – 4/4

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

This Class is Full. We have decided to start yet another new class in Ontario: click link for details Scholars will gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: May 3rd - 7th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 4th - 8th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: May 16th - 20th, 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: September 12th - 16th, 2018 I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the…

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