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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…

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August 2012

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

August 15, 2012 - August 19, 2012
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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
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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…

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April 2013

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

April 24, 2013 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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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…

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August 2013

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

August 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - August 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
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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…

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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
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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…

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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
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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…

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April 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 April ~ People of Mountain Longing

April 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - April 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
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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…

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

April 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - May 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
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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…

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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…

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October 2014

Orphan Wisdom School: 2014 October ~ People of Mountain Longing

October 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - October 5, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
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Class 2: 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 tucked into a sandy wrinkle between…

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April 2015

People of Mountain Longing, ON

April 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - April 26, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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class 3 (open to those who have already attended the previous People of Mountain Longing classes) 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…

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September 2015

People of Mountain Longing, ON

September 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - October 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada

class 4: 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 tucked into a sandy wrinkle between…

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April 2017

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

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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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 ~ People Come Through Rain and Rune ~ 1/4

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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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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June 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ New Summer Class ~ 1/4

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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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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August 2017

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People of the Big Tent ~ 2017 Summer

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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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
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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
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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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Orphan Wisdom School ~ 2/4

October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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Closed Class Scholars of this new class of the Orphan Wisdom School gathered for their session 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…

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

October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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STEPHEN JENKINSON + GREGORY HOSKINS + BAND Concert & Farm Dinner  Sunday October 29th, 2017 (5pm dinner/ concert start 7pm) Venue: Iron God of Mercy Farm, Deacon, Ontario Purchase your ticket now- see ticket purchase button below 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…

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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
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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 Time of Trouble ~ ON

July 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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"Getting older is inevitable; becoming an elder is a skill. Where is that difference to be learned? " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW July 5-8, 2018 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada (details below) The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines are deepening.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: It's getting worse. And worse:   We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. In a time like…

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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
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Tuesday July 24 - Sunday July 29, 2018 - followed by DINNER & CONCERT BY IAN TAMBLYN on Sunday, July 29th - ticket purchase link PEOPLE OF THE BIG TENT Graduate Scholars Only 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…

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Orphan Wisdom presents Ian Tamblyn

July 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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TICKET LINK Sunday, July 29th, 2018 Concert & Farm Dinner $40 (6pm dinner - seating at 5:30pm, concert at 7pm) or Concert Only $20 (register at 6:15pm/ latest by 6:45pm) 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…

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August 2018

Orphan Wisdom Apprenticeship

August 5, 2018 - August 12, 2018
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August 5-12, 2018 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada 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, and achieved and contemplative lives that were indivisible from their daily lives. Discipline: The uncommon rigour of thought and act that you take upon yourself,…

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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
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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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June 2019

Come of Age – The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble ~ ON

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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"Getting older is inevitable; becoming an elder is a skill. Where is that difference to be learned? " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW June 20-23, 2019 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada (details below) The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines are deepening.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: It's getting worse. And worse:   We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. In a time like…

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July 2019

Orphan Wisdom Apprenticeship

July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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Saturday July 27-Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada (details below) 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…

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