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February 2017

Oceania Tour 2017: Nights of Grief and Mystery

February 25, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - Oceania Tour 2017. 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 new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He comes with teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood in an age of age-intolerance,…

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April 2017

At the Foot of the World Tree Withered ~ Bali

April 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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April 5 - 9th, 2017 Host/ Venue/ Registration Link: Pure Immersions, Bali, Indonesia  or  brad@pureimmersions.com Facebook share link 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…

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Showing up for Death, Nourishing the World ~ Maui

April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Doorway Into Light presents International Death Doula Training April 20-24, 2017 Maui, Hawaii Bodhi Be interviews Stephen Jenkinson on April 18th at 3pm Hawaii Time AIRing: Sunday at 7am HST ( 10am PT - 1pm ET) Show's Intention: To cultivate, stimulate and elevate the dominant culture's conversations on wholehearted and sacred, living, aging, dying and death. Death Tracks will both look for tracks, as well as make tracks, exploring in the fields of aging, dying, death, and “NLE’s” (Near Life Experiences). We…

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ People Calling Called and Come ~ 3/4

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

This Class is Full. SESSION 3 of 4 April 26-30, 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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May 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Spring Class ~ 1/4

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 7, 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 of this new spring class of the Orphan Wisdom School 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: spring 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: fall 2018 I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School…

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Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Overseas Class: Come From Away ~ 1/4

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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Now Open for Registration Limited spaces available. Scholars of this Orphan Wisdom School class will gather overseas. SESSION 1 of 4: May 17-21st, 2017 in Wales SESSION 2 of 4: spring 2018 location to be determined (possibly 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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Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Brighton UK

May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brighton and Hove High School/ Senior School, Montpelier Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3AT United Kingdom
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Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - UK Tour 2017 Ticket link (here or below Tour Video) Facebook 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 new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He comes with teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood…

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Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Norfolk UK

May 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wiveton St Mary Church, Glandford Road, Wiveton, Norfolk, NR25 7TW, Wiveton St Mary Church, Glandford Road
Wiveton, Norfolk, Norfolk NR25 7TW United Kingdom
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Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - UK Tour 2017 Facebook 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 new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He comes with teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood in an age of…

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Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Sheffield, UK

May 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Quaker House, 10 St James' Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2EW United Kingdom
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Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - UK Tour 2017 Ticket link (also below text) Facebook 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 new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He comes with teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood…

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June 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Summer Class ~ 1/4

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Now Open for Registration Limited spaces available.  Scholars of this new summer class of the Orphan Wisdom School will 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: spring 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: fall 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…

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July 2017

Money and the Soul’s Desires ~ Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

July 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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July 30 - Aug 3, 2017 at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia, V0P 1K0, Canada (800) 933-6339 or outside North America (250) 935-6576 Email: registration@hollyhock.ca 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…

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August 2017

DIE WISE Making Meaning ~ Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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Aug 4 - 8th, 2017 at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia, V0P 1K0, Canada (800) 933-6339 or outside North America (250) 935-6576 Email: registration@hollyhock.ca Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s latest book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books, 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…

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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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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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November 2017

Learning Elderhood ~ Pittsboro, North Carolina

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 link coming soon Facebook link coming soon 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…

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Griefwalker & Die Wise: Making Meaning ~ Prescott, Arizona

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Davis Learning Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronutical University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301, Davis Learning Center
Embry-Riddle Aeronutical University, AZ 86301 United States
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Friday November 10th, 2017 (7-9:30pm) Tickets: link coming soon Venue: Davis Learning Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronutical University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301 Facebook: link coming soon Contact: 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 Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling…

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