A SPARKROOT FARM EVENT • Nov 3: 7-9:30 pm & Nov 4, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm:
Imagine a future that replaces retirement with esteemed elderhood, where young people receive real recognition of their worth and purpose in life and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. Grandparents who are grand not only for their children’s children, but for all the young ones, whose grandness comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience, from becoming more elder, less senior citizen. Come contemplate something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and true teaching, of fierce and exemplary grief and compassion.
A Daylong Workshop
with Stephen Jenkinson • Saturday, Dec 12, 9 AM – 4 PM:
Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. This teaching is for people who wish to live deeply and to die well. It teaches the dying time as a place to learn our humanity and the noble, courageous skills of village-making for those we will not live to meet. Chief among these are the willingness to remember sorrow, to start with cultural poverty, to grieve together, and to gather the dead into your village….
A Film Screening & Discussion
with Stephen Jenkinson • Friday, Dec 11, 7 PM – 9:30 PM:
SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITING LIST Griefwalker weaves an illuminating picture of a remarkable man and leaves us with a deeper understanding of how our deaths could be held as a ‘prized possession;’ as the foundation of our love of life and the means by which we create true community, culture and meaning…