Sunday, March 15th, 2015 (4pm matinee followed by a talk/book signing by Stephen Jenkinson)
Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins and consequences of his ideas for how we live and die. read more
Griefwalker video clip
Location: Downtown Centre Cinemas, 888 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, California
NOTE: All tickets for regular screenings will be sold at the venue on a first-come, first serve availability basis
$12 General, $10 Students and SLOIFF Film Society.
If you have not bought a film pass, arrive at least 30 minutes early. Passes allow priority admission for up to 15 minutes before screening/event time. A variety of passes are available. read more here or visit http://slofilmfest.org/
March 20th (4:30-6:30pm)
BOOK READING/ SIGNING at the Dorothy D. Rupe Center, HOSPICE SAN LUIS OBISPO, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 (9:30am-3:30pm)
DIE WISE – It’s a teaching for everyone who, hell or high water, is not going to pull off eternity, after all. Dying is not the end of wisdom and wisdom is not exhausted by dying. Dying could be and must be the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned. It’s a moral obligation to die well. If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen – you’ve got to die wise. This teaching begins to imagine a way of doing so.
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