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The Missing Wisdom: Dying and the Soul’s Work in Ottawa

November 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Sunday, November 9, 2014  (9:30am-9:30pm)
DYING WELL IS OUR SOUL’S WORK
A teaching of interest to anyone who will fail to live forever.  Or who will  whole-heartedly support friends, family, colleagues, and other human beings who share the same fate. Our culture could learn to honour, teach and live grief as a skill, as vital to our personal, community and spiritual life as the skill of loving.
A good death is everyone’s right, but the idea makes no sense in a culture that doesn’t believe in dying at all.  The time is upon us to imagine anew what dying asks of us all and what a dying person deserves from us. This teaching is a deep meditation on what the care of dying people should have at its root. This is a day to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright.
Admission: $120 plus HST, includes lunch – you may register by clicking here.
(Early bird rate of $100 also applies to folks 65+ and for students and those under 25 – when paid before Oct 10th, 2014)
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario (G203 Auditorium)
Contact: Jean Ogilvie (613)565-4487 – jean@aeshnaproject.com

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
  (6:30-9:30pm)
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 
Admission: $20 – online seat purchase link 
($15 for folks 65+ and for students and those under 25)
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario (G203 Auditorium)
Contact: Jean Ogilvie (613)565-4487 – jean@aeshnaproject.com

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Date:
November 9, 2014
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Organizer

Orphan Wisdom
Email:
contact@orphanwisdom.com
Website:
http://orphanwisdom.com/

Venue

St. Paul University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4 Canada
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Phone:
(613)791-8371