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Stephen Jenkinson

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Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Johnson, "Reckoning" (Iron God of Mercy, 2022)

New Books Network

Today I interview Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson about their new book, Reckoning (Iron God of Mercy, 2022). Reckoning is an encounter, not only of two people trying to make sense of how to be human—and humane—in what they call our “troubled times,” but also of how to live in a world that’s larger than us, a world that has its own designs and aims and needs which surpass us and, if we don’t attend to them, surprise us. Death comes to us, whether we’re ready or not. Gods and ancestors appear, whether we recognize them or not. And, amid it all, sometimes we find ourselves alongside a companion who’s willing to reckon with these larger truths, even as we’re undone, even as our hearts break. That’s the encounter of Reckoning, one Johnson and Jenkinson invite us to join.Stephen Jenkinson the author of six books. He is a worker, author, storyteller, culture activist, and co-founder of the Orphan Wisdom School with his wife Nathalie Roy. He is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker, a portrait of his work with dying people, and Lost Nation Road, a shorter documentary on the crafting of the Nights of Grief and Mystery tours, which he undertakes with his band and collaborator Gregory Hoskins.Kimberly Johnson is the author of multiple books, including Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality published in seven languages around the world. Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.Eric LeMay is on the creative writing faculty at Ohio University. He is the author of five books, most recently Remember Me. He can be reached at eric@ericlemay.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

1hr 8mins

21 Dec 2022

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Stephen Jenkinson — Grief, mystery, and generational fever dreams.

The UNcivilized Podcast with Traver Boehm

Never before had I met a man so interested in ending the suffering of men and the suffering caused by men like Stephen Jenkinson. As you may know, it is one of the many times that we have had Stephen as our guest, and it is because this man speaks with such wisdom that it is impossible not to learn something from him. In this episode, Stephen and I will be talking about the 60's revolution, the pandemic, freedom, grief, and suffering. He will also tell us about his tour, Nights of Grief and Mystery. I promise you will love this episode. Stephen spoke in such a poetic way that it will make you feel like you are having a piece of his tour. Can't miss it. ABOUT STEPHEN Culture activist, worker, author ~ Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, co-founded the school with his wife Nathalie Roy in 2010, convening semi-annually in Deacon, Ontario, and in northern Europe.  Apprenticed to a master storyteller when a young man, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school. He is also a sculptor, traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture. Since co-founding the Nights of Grief and Mystery project with singer/ songwriter Gregory Hoskins in 2015, he has toured this musical/ tent show revival/ storytelling/ ceremony of a show across North America, U.K. and Europe and Australia and New Zealand. They released their Nights of Grief & Mystery album in 2017 and at the end of 2020, they released two new records; Dark Roads and Rough Gods. CONNECT WITH STEPHEN Website: https://orphanwisdom.com/ Stephen’s tour: https://orphanwisdom.com/nights-of-grief-and-mystery/ WHAT YOU WILL HEAR [3:28] The hardest challenges of being on tour. [7:18] What's Stephen calling? [14:14] Where did Stephen get the relationship he has with words? [18:10] The 60's revolution [21:23] The 2020 pandemic. [33:54] Nights of Grief and Mystery tour. [39:55] What's suffering? [48:02] Where to find Stephen. If you look at the civilized world and think, "no thank you," then you should subscribe to our podcast, so you don't miss a single episode! Also, join the uncivilized community, and connect with me on my website, YouTube, or Instagram so you can join in on our live recordings, ask questions to guests, and more. Take a look Behind the Mask as we dive into elements of masculinity with Anger, Relationship, and Sex. Get a copy of one of my books, Man UNcivilized and Today I Rise Click here to sign up for the Kill the Nice Guy course. Join The UNcivilized Nation, registration is only open through Jan 3rd, 2023


19 Dec 2022

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Stephen Jenkinson on Grief and Belonging in Troubled Times

Earth and Spirit Podcast

Stephen Jenkinson is a Harvard-trained author, activist, farmer, sculptor, and canoe-builder who has worked in his native Canada as a palliative care provider for dying people and their families. In this challenging conversation, Stephen reflects on the deep roots of our troubled times and on how rich and full human belonging – in one’s life, one’s culture, one’s place – means letting go of our drive for autonomy to embrace the beauty of our limits. RESOURCES:Donate to support this podcast at https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Stephen’s website: https://orphanwisdom.com/ Stephen’s latest book (with Kimberly Ann Johnson), Reckoning: https://orphanwisdom.com/reckoning/ Stephen’s Nights of Grief and Mystery 2022 Tour: https://orphanwisdom.com/nights-of-grief-and-mystery/.

1hr 8mins

15 Oct 2022

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Ep. 134 Being Willing to be Heartbroken Together with Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson

Spirit Sessions: Sex, Spirit & Self-Care

Katie speaks with authors of the new book, Reckoning, Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson in this heart-felt, heart-broken edition of Spirit Sessions.  Come for insights and honest conversations that don't really figure anything out, but speak to what Stephen Jenkinson calls a willingness "to be heartbroken together."  In this episode you’ll hear:  ~ A taste of the polarization and cruelty of culture today  ~ Notions of individuality and community and citizenship  ~ Eldership and the lack thereof ~ Death, grief and culture-making  ~ Find Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson’s new book here: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/reckoning-book/ ~ Learn more about Stephen Jenkinson and Orphan Wisdom here: https://orphanwisdom.com ~ Level 1 Ayurveda School is open for earlybird registration! Get in now before prices go up by $500 after September 30 ~ Click here to book a free coaching call about Ayurveda School ~ Send a screenshot of your rating and review of Spirit Sessions Podcast to info@theshaktischool.com to receive a special gift! Here’s the link to leave us reviews in iTunes. Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: Want to connect? Shoot us a note to info@theshaktischool.com Ayurveda Certification The Shakti School Subscription HELP US SPREAD OUR POD WINGS This show is a passion project that I produce for the love of sharing. If you enjoy this show and want a free and easy way to help it grow, the most effective way you can help is to: Subscribe to the show by clicking “subscribe” in iTunes Write us a review in iTunes Share this show with one friend right now! It seems simple, but you’d be AMAZED to know how much it helps my little love project reach more people. iTunes’ algorithm uses ratings and reviews to know who to show our show to in their app. Here’s the link to leave us reviews in iTunes.  From my heart to your screen, Katie

1hr 14mins

19 Aug 2022

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Stephen Jenkinson #1043

What Matters Most

Another in a series of deep and profound conversations with wisdom keeper extraordinaire, Stephen Jenkinson. We talk about living and dying, grief and mystery, hope and hopeless plus so much more. Stephen’s words will shift your heart center and open you to a more expanded sense of who you are.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 revolutionizing grief and dying in North America.Stephen is redefining what it means to live, and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former program director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is also a sculptor, traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture.He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching (2013), How it All Could Be: A Work Book for Dying People and Those who Love Them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching (2009), and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002), and contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).Stephen Jenkinson is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker.Help Support Future Episodes!What Matters Most is 100% listener supported by generous pledges from people just like you.Did this episode speak to you? Please consider pledging your support for as little as $5.00 per month… or pledge at higher levels and enjoy perks like a guided meditation audiobook, a library of Paul Samuel Dolman e-books… and more!Your Honest Review of What Matters Most Helps the Show Reach More People!If you enjoyed this — or any! — episode of the What Matters Most podcast, please leave a review of the show! Reviews help boost the show in rankings, which makes it more visible… and that means more listeners! It’s a great way to spread the word about What Matters Most!Create your review – click here!Subscribe for Free to Never Miss an EpisodeClick the appropriate link to follow the show so you get every episode of What Matters Most as soon as they’re available!Read the Book That Inspires the ShowPaul Samuel Dolman, author, podcaster, and speaker, presents What Matters Most (the book!) a series of interview transcriptions from more than twenty inspirational Nashville and Tennessee residents, including special guest the journalist and author Bill Moyers.Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, former Governor Don Sundquist, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, Grammy Award-winning entertainer Wynonna Judd, and many more share intimate and inspirational aspects of themselves.This twentieth anniversary edition also features bonus material from thirty more notables from Tennessee, including local business owners, spiritual leaders, coaches, radio personalities, authors, and educators.The post Stephen Jenkinson #1043 appeared first on Paul Samuel Dolman.


14 Aug 2022

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MPP93 Longing to Belong: Stephen Jenkinson

Medicine Path with Brian James

Wondering about belonging, mystical experience and religion with writer and activist Stephen Jenkinson.On this episode I welcome back Stephen Jenkinson for the fourth time on the podcast. If you’re not already familiar with Stephen’s work I recommend checking out episodes 14, 45 and 69.For those of you who are familiar with Stephen’s work, you’ll know that he is a special kind of teacher. I know he prefers not to think of himself that way, but my interactions with him always stretch my brain in really productive but often challenging ways, and that to me is in essence what it means to be a teacher.This conversation was no different.We got together on the occasion of the release of a new book that he collaborated on with Kimberly Johnson, called Reckoning. We touch on what brought about that work, but the bulk of our conversation centers around Stephen’s journey to obtaining a Master’s in Theology from Harvard Divinity School and how that lead him to start working as a Social Worker and eventually to the work he’s best known for as a Palliative Care counsellor.Along the way we hear about his mysterious encounter with an angel at the Notre Dame Cathedral following a near death experience at sea, and wonder together about what it means to belong to a place, particularly for those of us who are relative newcomers to this land called Turtle Island.As it often happens after speaking with Stephen, I’m left with some questions that continue to haunt me. In particular, what it means to belong, and the question that we end with, does Christianity belong in North America?As usual, it’s better not to expect any clear cut answers from Stephen but be open to having some new questions to consider. Personally, I take the advice of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who suggested the following in his letters to the young poet Franz Kappus back in 1903:Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.Stephen's website: http://orphanwisdom.com Become a member of the Medicine Path Inner Circle and gain early access to new episodes, exclusive bonus episodes and full podcast archives. https://plus.acast.com/s/medicinepath. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 30mins

12 Aug 2022

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Stephen Jenkinson - Episode #46

Getting Stoned

In this episode I share some of my random thoughts on 'things' of the moment, read from the book Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, by Mr. Stephen Jenkinson, and I sing my song Step Out of Time (from my soon to be released new album Trim Tab). Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate YOU!   Peace  & Love,  Stone--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stonepetoskey/message


10 Jul 2022

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Encountering the presence of grief and mystery with Stephen Jenkinson (Part 2)

Today Dreamer

Encountering the presence of grief and mystery is a common experience we have in our lives. As we continue from last week's podcast episode, we hear more about the finality of death, grief, and mystery. Stephen also shares with us his wisdom and experiences with regard to children and generational transmission. Join us in this episode as we acquire a deeper understanding of the different concepts surrounding death and life.❂ About our special guest:Stephen is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, co-founded the school with his wife Nathalie Roy. He is the author of four books, including Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief and dying and the great love of life.Guest’s website:  https://orphanwisdom.com🎙 About the Podcast - Today Dreamer Today Dreamer hosts conversations to help individuals cultivate their practice of presence. The intention is to provide an inspirational space for integrating dreaming and doing into being. Check out our website for show notes and mentoring programs: https://todaydreamer.com🎧 Listen for free on your favourite Podcast platform - search "Today Dreamer" on your podcast app, or click these linksApple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/today-dreamer/id1460017520Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7nIF12acmAES3SLffBWfSkYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/todaydreamer👬 Who I am?Michael Barticel (host of Today Dreamer) is a podcast host, sacred space holder, meditation teacher and videographer from Melbourne, Australia. If you’re interested in working with Michael one-on-one feel free to check out the website for more information: https://www.todaydreamer.com/workwithmeMichael's Instagram - https://instagram.com/today.dreamerLeave me a Review If you enjoy the podcast, I’d love for you to leave us a review on iTunes. This helps other people discover the show - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/today-dreamer/id1460017520

1hr 1min

28 Jun 2022

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How to Hold Gifts of Responsibility & Grief: Stephen Jenkinson, author of ‘Die Wise’ [reads] ‘From the Republic of Conscience’

2 Pages with MBS

=> Recommend this show by sharing the link: pod.link/2Pages‘When a man turns 30, he realizes that his life isn’t working.’ I heard this quote when I was in my thirties, and it spoke loudly to the crossroads that often occur at this moment of mid-life. When you hit your fifties, I think the question reappears - you’ve climbed your mountain, now who do you choose to be beyond that? As I’ve pondered this, I’ve been sitting with the idea of stepping into elderhood; the mentor role. Do you have an elder in your life, or are you perhaps being called, like me, to become one? Stephen Jenkinson is someone I’ve looked up to as an elder, and he’s engaged rudely and briskly, with both life and death, having spent his time counseling dying people and their families. He’s a sculptor, a musician, a canoe builder, a sage, and the award-winning author of a favorite book of mine, Die Wise. Get‌ ‌book‌ ‌links‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌at‌ https://www.mbs.works/2-pages-podcast/ Stephen Jenkinson reads Seamus Heaney’s poem, ‘From the Republic of Conscience.’ [reading begins at 15:40] Hear us discuss: “You have to acknowledge many things about your own life that you’re less than thrilled about or proud of.” [19:35] | The nature of written law: “Lawfulness, in my mind, is principally predicated on obedience, not discernment.” [22:26] | The difference between grief and grievance: “One of the ways by which you know you are deeply and irreconcilably alive is having a capacity for grief - not to endure it, but to practise it.”  [27:21] | How to identify your burden. [33:02] | Deciding when to say ‘yes.’ [37:39]


17 May 2022

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Stephen Jenkinson and Catherine Ingram in Conversation: The Assumption of Longevity

In the Deep with Catherine Ingram

Broadcast on June 20, 2021.  Hosted by Melanie Greblo and The Coterie:  https://thecoterieglobal.com/

1hr 2mins

16 May 2022