Loading Events

Past Events › School

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

July 2012

Orphan Wisdom School: 2012 Summer ~ Old Man’s People

July 25, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

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…

Find out more »

August 2012

Orphan Wisdom School: 2012 Summer ~ Red Sand White Sand People

August 15, 2012 - August 19, 2012
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

There is a long and jaunty list of admirable wrinkles, optimisms of all kinds, proud extolling of deep and cantankerous ancestries, and an uncommon willingness to go the full route which our present nervy and agile scholars, who in their faithful twice a year migration here to the shores of the Bonnechere River over the last few years have really called the Orphan Wisdom School out from the hesitant shadows of a mostly graceless and unpromising time such as our…

Find out more »

October 2012

Orphan Wisdom School: 2012 Fall ~ The River’s People

October 3, 2012 - October 7, 2012
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

It must be admitted that in the early days when we first dreamed of a college of the courtly and those agile of heart who might one day quit their homeless, uncertain and solitary fear for the future and take on the offer of gathering themselves up into a more antique kind of anti-school (if 'school' is only what happened when in your younger days you were obliged to trade in wonder for grey rules and your soul's poetry for…

Find out more »

Orphan Wisdom School: 2012 Fall ~ Hollyhock

October 26, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - October 31, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
+ Google Map
$5 – $2014

Contemplate the deep poverties and profound possibilities of our time and re-establish the grief and love soaked ties to life, home and village. This is a two-year project of personal ancestral learning and cultural redemption for those who intend to leave a better day for those to come. Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, RSW, is a spiritual activist, teacher, author and subject of the NFB film Griefwalker. TUITION: $2,340 CDN for two-year program. Includes four 5-night sessions at Hollyhock (Fall 2012,…

Find out more »

January 2013

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Winter ~ Red Sand White Sand People

January 30, 2013 - February 3, 2013
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

There is a long and jaunty list of admirable wrinkles, optimisms of all kinds, proud extolling of deep and cantankerous ancestries, and an uncommon willingness to go the full route which our present nervy and agile scholars, who in their faithful twice a year migration here to the shores of the Bonnechere River over the last few years have really called the Orphan Wisdom School out from the hesitant shadows of a mostly graceless and unpromising time such as our…

Find out more »

March 2013

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Spring ~ The People of the Big Tent

March 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

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…

Find out more »

April 2013

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Spring ~ The River’s People

April 24, 2013 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

It must be admitted that in the early days when we first dreamed of a college of the courtly and those agile of heart who might one day quit their homeless, uncertain and solitary fear for the future and take on the offer of gathering themselves up into a more antique kind of anti-school (if 'school' is only what happened when in your younger days you were obliged to trade in wonder for grey rules and your soul's poetry for…

Find out more »

May 2013

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Spring ~ The People of Silver and Salt

May 20, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - May 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
+ Google Map

Contemplate the deep poverties and profound possibilities of our time and re-establish the grief and love soaked ties to life, home and village. This is a two-year project of personal ancestral learning and cultural redemption for those who intend to leave a better day for those to come. It is a school that requires no previous experience with living people, dying people or dead people – though you do have experience with all of them – and no particular employment, religion,…

Find out more »

August 2013

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Summer ~ Red Sand White Sand People

August 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - August 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

There is a long and jaunty list of admirable wrinkles, optimisms of all kinds, proud extolling of deep and cantankerous ancestries, and an uncommon willingness to go the full route which our present nervy and agile scholars, who in their faithful twice a year migration here to the shores of the Bonnechere River over the last few years have really called the Orphan Wisdom School out from the hesitant shadows of a mostly graceless and unpromising time such as our…

Find out more »

October 2013

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Fall ~ The People of the Big Tent meet The River’s People

October 2, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - October 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Fall ~ The River’s People meet The People of the Big Tent

October 2, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - October 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

It must be admitted that in the early days when we first dreamed of a college of the courtly and those agile of heart who might one day quit their homeless, uncertain and solitary fear for the future and take on the offer of gathering themselves up into a more antique kind of anti-school (if 'school' is only what happened when in your younger days you were obliged to trade in wonder for grey rules and your soul's poetry for…

Find out more »

Orphan Wisdom School: 2013 Fall ~ The People of Silver and Salt

October 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - October 31, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
+ Google Map

Contemplate the deep poverties and profound possibilities of our time and re-establish the grief and love soaked ties to life, home and village. This is a two-year project of personal ancestral learning and cultural redemption for those who intend to leave a better day for those to come. It is a school that requires no previous experience with living people, dying people or dead people – though you do have experience with all of them – and no particular employment, religion,…

Find out more »

April 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 April ~ People of Mountain Longing

April 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - April 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

NEW CLASS Session 1: NOW CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION 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 that promises no enlightenment, no empowerment, no personalized transmission from the great beyond, no instruction for the inner child, no continuing ed credits? Why would they come to a staggering little farm…

Find out more »

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 April ~ People of the Big Tent Grad Class

April 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - May 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

FOR GRADUATES OF THE ORPHAN WISDOM SCHOOL 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…

Find out more »

May 2014

Orphan Wisdom School at Hollyhock: 2014 May ~ People of Silver and Salt

May 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - May 18, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
+ Google Map

Contemplate the deep poverties and profound possibilities of our time and re-establish the grief and love soaked ties to life, home and village. This is a two-year project of personal ancestral learning and cultural redemption for those who intend to leave a better day for those to come. It is a school that requires no previous experience with living people, dying people or dead people – though you do have experience with all of them – and no particular employment, religion,…

Find out more »

September 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 September ~ People of the Big Tent Grad Class

September 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - September 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

FOR GRADUATES OF THE ORPHAN WISDOM SCHOOL 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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events