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November 2020

Stone Fence Sagas – Radical Citizenship in a Time of Plague – November 5th, 2020

November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.95

Belonging/Believing: Health, hearth, wholeness and radical citizenship in a time of plague We are living an undeclared occupation. Despair and disbelief: both are religions now. The fantasy of restoration proliferates, threatens. In these few passing moments we are making the near future the kids will inherit. From whence our health and happiness? We've a hard time telling adversary from enemy, adversity from emnity. Here's a clue: The adversary is an ally you wouldn't seek. Before the coming of the missionary,…

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Stone Fence Sagas – Patrimony, Matrimony, Ceremony – November 19th, 2020

November 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Patrimony, Matrimony, Ceremony: Vowing in a ritually illiterate culture The fifteen minute secular wedding was crafted to make sure nothing happens. Nobody goes to a wedding to change the world, or to wonder what a wedding is. But weddings aren't celebrations of love, though They're dangersome, conjuring acts. Who to marry? Not as challenging now as whether to marry? how to marry? Vows aren’t promises. They don't need a future. They happen when you make them. Matrimony is older than…

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December 2020

Stone Fence Sagas – They Eat Teachers Here – December 3rd, 2020

December 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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They Eat Teachers Here: Elderhood, apprenticeship and the democratization of wisdom Consumer culture throws teachers up the pop charts. The demands for comfort and for safety and for affirmation call the tune in the self improvement industry. How to trust what is crafted to please you? Nineteen year old students doing the Caesar thing over someone’s lifetime of learning. Universities work like malls. How to trust what is crafted mostly to please you? Wisdom can’t be inherited. Prejudice is. But…

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January 2021

Money and the Soul’s Desires ~ Oaxaca

January 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - January 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

About Money and The Soul’s Desires: Money rarely gets the attention it deserves from us. Not ‘how to get more’, not even, in these trying times, ‘how to keep what you have’. Instead: What does money do to us? What is its power? And from whence comes the seemingly insoluable wedge that calves money matters from matters of the spirit and the heart? This session is part meditation and part anarchy,  bringing the quietly tortured relationship we have with money up into the…

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Die Wise, While There is Still Such a Thing as Wisdom ~ Oaxaca

January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - January 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

This is not a training, not a qualification, not something you might get for yourself instead of the standard schooling. This is disqualification. This is something you might get for yourself because of your standard schooling. This is disillusion of the stoutest kind. Linger over 'disillusion', though, and you might catch the spirit of radical investigation, relentless uncertainty, naked wonder, that will inform our meeting. You might in these few days together find a willingness to get out from under what brought…

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February 2021

Come of Age: Meditations from the World Tree, Withered ~ Oaxaca

February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - February 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble ~ In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. "Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill."  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…

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Cantos from the Dark Road ~ Oaxaca

February 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - March 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

As predicted, the kids are coming downtown from the psychic suburbs now, looking for a good time, looking for something like a tribe to belong to, looking for someone to blame. They are driven there by a sense that it might be too late now, that nobody seems to know but them that the sky is falling. There's not much that surprises. Older people around them feel impugned or distracted or paralyzed, feel shamed by the darkening sky, feel left behind.…

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March 2021

The Bone House of Love ~ Oaxaca

March 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - March 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

We have a kind of phantom institution called matrimony. It isn't a word that's used very much. Matrimony is not marriage. Nor is it relationship. And there's no parallel condition that any of us are ushered into called patrimony. On the surface of it, not very inclusive. It is the event that is supposed to make marriage out of love (and out of other things, not all of them noble). Matrimony is supposed to make people married, to give their…

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April 2021

2021 Orphan Wisdom School: People Come From Away ~ Overseas Class (4/4)

April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - April 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am
St. David’s Bunk Barn, Carn-Nwchwn Farm
St. Davids, Wales SA62 6QN United Kingdom
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This session is for Orphan Wisdom School scholars who have come to be known as 'Those Come From Away'.  SESSION 1 of 4: May 17th-21st, 2017 in Llanrhian, Wales, UK SESSION 2 of 4: May 30th-June 3rd, 2018 in Árneshreppur, Iceland SESSION 3 of 4: May 22nd-26th, 2019 in Llanrhian, Wales, UK SESSION 4 of 4: NEW April 21st-25th, 2021 in St. David's, Wales, UK led by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, Founder and Principal Instructor of The Orphan Wisdom School. NOTE this is a…

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Cantos from the Dark Road ~Devon, UK

April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

As predicted, the kids are coming downtown from the psychic suburbs now, looking for a good time, looking for something like a tribe to belong to, looking for someone to blame. They are driven there by a sense that it might be too late now, that nobody seems to know but them that the sky is falling. There's not much that surprises. Older people around them feel impugned or distracted or paralyzed, feel shamed by the darkening sky, feel left behind.…

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May 2021

Orphan Wisdom School: New Class ~ 1/4 Sessions

May 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - May 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

The is a new class of the Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario, Canada. Led by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, Founder and Principal Instructor. This new school class is not starting in July 2020 but instead will convene in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario, May 5-9th, 2021 inclusive. The dates for subsequent three sessions are: 2nd session of 4 classes: September 8-12, 2021 3rd session of 4 classes: likely May 18-22, 2022 4th session of 4 classes: likely September 21-25, 2022…

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August 2021

Orphan Wisdom School: Big Tent ~ Graduate Class

August 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - August 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

The annual session for those Orphan Wisdom School scholars who have come to be known as 'graduate scholars'.  Led by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, Founder and Principal Instructor of The Orphan Wisdom School. NOTE this is a closed class, open only to Big Tent graduate scholars. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our new school class notification list. https://orphanwisdom.com/event/orphan-wisdom-school-new-class-first-of-four-sessions/

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The Bone House of Love

August 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - August 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

We have a kind of phantom institution called matrimony. It isn't a word that's used very much. Matrimony is not marriage. Nor is it relationship. And there's no parallel condition that any of us are ushered into called patrimony. On the surface of it, not very inclusive. It is the event that is supposed to make marriage out of love (and out of other things, not all of them noble). Matrimony is supposed to make people married, to give their…

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Die Wise, While There is Still Such a Thing as Wisdom

August 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - August 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

This is not a training, not a qualification, not something you might get for yourself instead of the standard schooling. This is disqualification. This is something you might get for yourself because of your standard schooling. This is disillusion of the stoutest kind. Linger over 'disillusion', though, and you might catch the spirit of radical investigation, relentless uncertainty, naked wonder, that will inform our meeting. You might in these few days together find a willingness to get out from under what brought…

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2021 Orphan Wisdom Apprenticeship

August 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - August 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

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…

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September 2021

Orphan Wisdom School: New Class ~ 2/4 Sessions

September 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - September 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

The is a new class of the Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario, Canada. Led by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, Founder and Principal Instructor. This new school class is not starting in July 2020 but instead will convene in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario, September 8-12th, 2021 inclusive. The dates for subsequent three sessions are: 3rd session of 4 classes: likely May 18-22, 2022 4th session of 4 classes: likely September 21-25, 2022 Please take note of them as you plan…

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