Events Calendar

    The promotion of your events, retreats and workshops is a free service.

    As the title indicates, this is a place to find all events that are organised either by Soulfully Connecting or by the community at large. Can you imagine holding a workshop knowing that it’s being advertised on a global level? People flocking to your healing retreat from miles away who wouldn’t normally have heard anything about it!

    In the fullness of time there will be events and get-togethers held by Soulfully Connecting – they will be at different venues in various parts of the world, and they will each be dedicated to different audiences. The purpose is for people of like-mind and interests to meet, exchange ideas, learn and make new friends. These will be social occasions with, on occasion, a guest speaker. We are sure they will develop over time, but that is the plan for now.

    What is more important to us right now is to highlight the many excellent people who are already organising events, retreats and workshops all over the world, and to point the arrow in their direction in order to give visitors to this site more choice and information.

    Event:           an occasion or experience

    Retreat:        havens and sanctuaries

    Workshop:    training and seminars

    May
    27
    Mon
    Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson – Author reading and reportage @ Talbot Hotel
    May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    “Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. ” Stephen Jenkinson

    The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there’s the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be.

    In a time like this, contemplation tethered to the troubled world is courageous.
    Contemplative sorrow: that’s the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its time in a way that principled anxiety is not. Contemplation worthy of the troubled time: that is something to bequeath to the young among us. Unvanquished give-a-shit: that is something the old among us might be nourished to see.

    “Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life in our corner of the world they’ve mysteriously gone missing. Young people are, often involuntarily, looking for them, and they can’t find them. How about this: old people are looking for them too. ..Stephen is making the case for elderhood, not for easy agedness mostly by wondering what happened. Because something happened. Something happened to ancestors and elders and honour.

    Trade faith and hope for a stranger love of life, one that befriends the darkening sky by learning it. We might yet craft an eloquence that serves the terrible beauty we are about to bequeath to the young. Consequence, after all, is the true companion of grown ups.  The Making of Humans video clip

    There’s work to be done, and there’s an old wisdom to be learned where there used to be the wisdom of old.”

     

    Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer

     

     

    Jun
    1
    Sat
    Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson – Day long talk @ Trinity Rooms
    Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    “Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. ” Stephen Jenkinson

    The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there’s the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be.

    In a time like this, contemplation tethered to the troubled world is courageous.
    Contemplative sorrow: that’s the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its time in a way that principled anxiety is not. Contemplation worthy of the troubled time: that is something to bequeath to the young among us. Unvanquished give-a-shit: that is something the old among us might be nourished to see.

    “Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life in our corner of the world they’ve mysteriously gone missing. Young people are, often involuntarily, looking for them, and they can’t find them. How about this: old people are looking for them too. ..Stephen is making the case for elderhood, not for easy agedness mostly by wondering what happened. Because something happened. Something happened to ancestors and elders and honour.

    Trade faith and hope for a stranger love of life, one that befriends the darkening sky by learning it. We might yet craft an eloquence that serves the terrible beauty we are about to bequeath to the young. Consequence, after all, is the true companion of grown ups.  The Making of Humans video clip

    There’s work to be done, and there’s an old wisdom to be learned where there used to be the wisdom of old.”

     

    Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer

     

     

    Jun
    4
    Tue
    2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Portsmouth, UK @ The Groundlings Theatre
    Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing?

    Nights of Grief & Mystery.

    Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there: That’s what’s in store. Stephen and Gregory are joined on this tour by keyboard/vocalist Lisa Hodgson, bass/vocalist Colleen Hodgson.

    Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets – we wouldn’t claim that – but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are ceremonial, you could say. They are nights devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human, and so grief and endings of all kinds appear. They certainly are sonorous hours and rapture, served by whatever talents of tongue and timbre have been granted the band, served too by the reckless labours of local friends and accomplices who fashion genuine gigs in their home towns from their dreams for a better day, and by the raucous willingness of the sold out houses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and the USA to be drawn into the wonder and the poetry and the kenning.

    The doors are pried at night’s end, and still many linger and can’t leave, or won’t. There is something like victory in the air, and a weary, luminous midnight rumour that people heretofore unknown to each other can still join for the sake of the young among them and for the world entrusted to them, and that the Mercies count us kin, and that wonder is still the currency of the Gods.

    Watch the Tour Video Trailer

     

    About Stephen Jenkinson

    Stephen is a Harvard Educated Theologian, Culture Activist, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School. He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He is the subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary, Griefwalker. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about how we might learn our darkening times. His new book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble, wonders about elderhood in an age of age-intolerance, and about the withering of the World Tree.

    About Gregory Hoskins

    Often described with epithets like “best kept secret”, “unsung”, and “an artist that has flown under the radar”, Gregory Hoskins’ career spans 11 recordings over 27 years and record deals on 3 continents. Hoskin’s lyrics and voice tend to break and bind at the same time, and his songs are steeped in the drama of living awake, with one foot in the sorrow of it all and the other in the beauty of it all. He does it over propulsive grooves, brooding electric guitar work and rich sonics. Material from his most recent release, Vain + Alone, is featured in the Nights of Grief and Mystery. Please visit Gregory Hoskins

     

     

     

    Jun
    6
    Thu
    2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery: Brighton, UK @ The Old Market
    Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing?

    Nights of Grief & Mystery.

    Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there: That’s what’s in store. Stephen and Gregory are joined on this tour by keyboard/vocalist Lisa Hodgson, bass/vocalist Colleen Hodgson.

    Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets – we wouldn’t claim that – but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are ceremonial, you could say. They are nights devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human, and so grief and endings of all kinds appear. They certainly are sonorous hours and rapture, served by whatever talents of tongue and timbre have been granted the band, served too by the reckless labours of local friends and accomplices who fashion genuine gigs in their home towns from their dreams for a better day, and by the raucous willingness of the sold out houses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and the USA to be drawn into the wonder and the poetry and the kenning.

    The doors are pried at night’s end, and still many linger and can’t leave, or won’t. There is something like victory in the air, and a weary, luminous midnight rumour that people heretofore unknown to each other can still join for the sake of the young among them and for the world entrusted to them, and that the Mercies count us kin, and that wonder is still the currency of the Gods.

    Watch the Tour Video Trailer

     

    About Stephen Jenkinson

    Stephen is a Harvard Educated Theologian, Culture Activist, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School. He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He is the subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary, Griefwalker. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about how we might learn our darkening times. His new book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble, wonders about elderhood in an age of age-intolerance, and about the withering of the World Tree.

    About Gregory Hoskins

    Often described with epithets like “best kept secret”, “unsung”, and “an artist that has flown under the radar”, Gregory Hoskins’ career spans 11 recordings over 27 years and record deals on 3 continents. Hoskin’s lyrics and voice tend to break and bind at the same time, and his songs are steeped in the drama of living awake, with one foot in the sorrow of it all and the other in the beauty of it all. He does it over propulsive grooves, brooding electric guitar work and rich sonics. Material from his most recent release, Vain + Alone, is featured in the Nights of Grief and Mystery. Please visit Gregory Hoskins

     

     

     

    Jun
    7
    Fri
    2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Totnes, UK @ Civic Hall
    Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing?

    Nights of Grief & Mystery.

    Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there: That’s what’s in store. Stephen and Gregory are joined on this tour by keyboard/vocalist Lisa Hodgson, bass/vocalist Colleen Hodgson.

    Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets – we wouldn’t claim that – but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are ceremonial, you could say. They are nights devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human, and so grief and endings of all kinds appear. They certainly are sonorous hours and rapture, served by whatever talents of tongue and timbre have been granted the band, served too by the reckless labours of local friends and accomplices who fashion genuine gigs in their home towns from their dreams for a better day, and by the raucous willingness of the sold out houses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and the USA to be drawn into the wonder and the poetry and the kenning.

    The doors are pried at night’s end, and still many linger and can’t leave, or won’t. There is something like victory in the air, and a weary, luminous midnight rumour that people heretofore unknown to each other can still join for the sake of the young among them and for the world entrusted to them, and that the Mercies count us kin, and that wonder is still the currency of the Gods.

    Watch the Tour Video Trailer

     

    About Stephen Jenkinson

    Stephen is a Harvard Educated Theologian, Culture Activist, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School. He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. He is the subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary, Griefwalker. He brings teachings of the ramshackling kind, about honour and grace under pressure, about how we might learn our darkening times. His new book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble, wonders about elderhood in an age of age-intolerance, and about the withering of the World Tree.

    About Gregory Hoskins

    Often described with epithets like “best kept secret”, “unsung”, and “an artist that has flown under the radar”, Gregory Hoskins’ career spans 11 recordings over 27 years and record deals on 3 continents. Hoskin’s lyrics and voice tend to break and bind at the same time, and his songs are steeped in the drama of living awake, with one foot in the sorrow of it all and the other in the beauty of it all. He does it over propulsive grooves, brooding electric guitar work and rich sonics. Material from his most recent release, Vain + Alone, is featured in the Nights of Grief and Mystery. Please visit Gregory Hoskins