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May 2017

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 award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood in an age of age-intolerance, about the…

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Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Norfolk UK

May 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Princes Street United Reformed Church, Princes Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AZ United Kingdom
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Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - UK Tour 2017 Facebook link Venue: Princes Street United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AZ 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 the great love of life. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood…

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Night of Grief & Mystery ~ London, UK

May 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road
London, W14 9DA United Kingdom
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Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - UK Tour 2017 Facebook link Venue: The Study Society, Colet House-top studio, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA Underground Station: Barons Court 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 the great love of life. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under…

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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 award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about elderhood in an age of age-intolerance, about the…

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Night of Grief & Mystery ~ Bristol, UK

May 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Rd, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins - UK Tour 2017 Facebook Venue: Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road, Clifton, Bristol Tickets 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 the great love of life. He brings 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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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 www.artofdying.org 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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October 18th & 19-20th, 2017 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA SAND: Science and Nonduality Conference Ticket link  https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/conferences/sand17-us/sand-17-us-program/ Oct 18th: 3 hour pre-conference talk by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul 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…

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November 2017

Learning 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 link coming soon Facebook link coming soon Venue: Sparkroot Farm and Village at the Bend, Moncure, NC 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…

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Death Faire – North Carolina

November 5, 2017

Keynote by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Tickets and Details to follow soon.

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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 Road
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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TWO EVENTS: November 10, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:30) & November 11, 2017 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm) 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…

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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

Stephen Jenkinson weekend teaching at 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 Tickets: coming soon December 2017 - details to follow soon Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW – Spiritual Activist, Author Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work) he is redefining what it means to live, and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively…

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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

Learning 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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