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May 2018

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Come Through Rain and Rune – 3/4

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

Closed Class 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 more that people with undiagnosed, undisclosed and indefensible proneness to learning unwelcome things about what they…

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Orphan Wisdom presents A Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Deacon, ON

May 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

STEPHEN JENKINSON + GREGORY HOSKINS + BAND Concert & Farm Dinner  Sunday May 19th, 2017 (6pm dinner, seating at 5:30pm/ concert start 7pm) Venue: Deacon, Ontario Ticket link - coming soon Facebook link - coming soon Purchase CD link Stephen is a Harvard Educated Theologian, Culture Activist, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School, author of Die Wise A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, and subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary, Griefwalker. Die Wise, is Stephen’s award-winning book about grief, and dying, and…

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ Overseas Class: Come From Away 2/4

May 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Closed Class Scholars of this Orphan Wisdom School class gather for sessions overseas. SESSION 1 of 4: May 17-21st, 2017 in Wales SESSION 2 of 4: May 30 - June 3rd, 2018 in Árneshreppur, Iceland SESSION 3 of 4: spring 2019 location to be determined (possibly UK) SESSION 4 of 4: spring 2020 location to be determined (possibly Iceland) To all those who have subtly and ferociously petitioned, pleaded for and pointedly required some incarnation of the Orphan Wisdom School over on your side of…

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June 2018

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People by the Times Begotten 3/4

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - June 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Closed Class Scholars of this class of the Orphan Wisdom School gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: June 7th - 11th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 25th - 29th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: June 13 - 17th, 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: October 3rd - 7th,  2018 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…

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July 2018

Come of Age – The Case for Elderhood in a Troubled Time ~ Deacon, ON

July 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW July 5-8, 2018 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada registration details will be posted soon The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's 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…

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ People of the Big Tent: 2018 Summer

July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

PEOPLE OF THE BIG TENT Graduate Scholars Only Tues July 24 - Sun July 29, 2018 Old Woman's People met Old Man's People who met River's People who met Red Sand White Sand People who met People of Silver & Salt who merged with People of the Western Tent who met People of Mountain Longing who met People Gathered by the Storm and whom will meet People Calling Called and Come When first we contemplated the making of a school for…

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Orphan Wisdom presents Ian Tamblyn

July 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

TICKET LINK coming soon Sunday, July 29th, 2018 Concert & Farm Dinner $40 (6pm dinner - seating at 5:30pm, concert at 7pm) or Concert Only $20 (register by 6:30pm) Host Contact: Orphan Wisdom Facebook link coming soon IAN TAMBLYN - MUSICIAN/ ADVENTURER/ PLAYWRIGHT - Since 1972 Ian has released 38 albums and has acted as producer for dozens of artists. Ian says he has written too many songs over the years and has given up on counting them. He has also written…

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August 2018

Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul ~ Ottawa Valley, ON

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Venue: Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada Registration: link to follow soon Weekend teaching: Friday night 7-9pm, Saturday 2 sessions and Sunday 9:30-noon Facebook - link to follow soon Die Wise A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul is Stephen Jenkinson’s 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…

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Come of Age – The Case for Elderhood in a Troubled Time ~ Hollyhock Cortes Island, BC

August 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - August 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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"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 there's 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…

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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

Closed Class 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 more that people with undiagnosed, undisclosed and indefensible proneness to learning unwelcome things about what they…

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Orphan Wisdom presents Gregory Hoskins and band ~ Deacon, ON

September 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

GREGORY HOSKINS + BAND Concert & Farm Dinner  Sunday September 16th, 2017 (6pm dinner, seating at 5:30pm/ concert start 7pm) Venue: Deacon, Ontario Ticket link – coming soon Facebook link – coming soon

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October 2018

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People by the Times Begotten 4/4

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Closed Class Scholars of this class of the Orphan Wisdom School gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: June 7th - 11th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 25th - 29th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: June 13 - 17th, 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: October 3rd - 7th,  2018 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…

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November 2018

Come of Age – The Case for Elderhood in a Troubled Time ~ Rowe, MA

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 at Rowe, Massachusetts The Rowe Centre is thrilled and excited to announce that Stephen will be returning to present this program. Though that is a long way off, they want to give you first opportunity to register for the program now, and at 2017 prices. and with a better chance of getting the type of accommodations you prefer. You may register for…

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