ELDERHOOD with Stephen Jenkinson at Sparkroot Farm

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.

Death & Cupcakes – Living Wills – Spring 2017

A Quarterly Storytelling Event
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 – 3:30 PM:

This gathering’s topic is Advanced Directives and Living Wills. We will imagine, question and discuss with a Home Funeral Guide, Jenny Bingham, and a Notary will be available for finalizing dying time plans…….

DIE WISE: Making Meaning at the End of Days with Stephen Jenkinson

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….

Griefwalker Film Screening, Q&A with Stephen Jenkinson

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…

Pecha Kucha – Winter 2015

A Quarterly Storytelling Event
DEC 8, 6 – 8:30 PM:

Pecha Kucha brings people together to present and discuss ideas. Presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. This winter event coincides with our Stephen Jenkinson Griefwalker Screening and Die Wise Workshop, therefore many of our presenters will be speaking on the topic of spirituality, healing, dying, transformation and metamorphosis in both our individual lives and broader cultural and societal contexts….