Author + Speaker + Thinker
Culture activist, teacher, author ~ Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, co-founded the school with Nathalie Roy in 2010, convening semi-annually in Deacon, Ontario, and in northern Europe.
He has Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work). 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.
Since co-founding Nights of Grief and Mystery with 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.
He is the author of Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble (2018), the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions (a live teaching from 2013).
Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time yet to come.
He is a Harvard Educated Theologian and author of:
- Money and the Soul’s Desires
- Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
- Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble
In perhaps one of the most cosmically timed conversations in Inner Truth’s brief history, we navigated a conversation through this current situation with the Covid-19 outbreak through the lens of 20-30 years of his work contemplating what it means to die wisely and correspondingly of course, what it means to live wisely.