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An Introduction to Dying Wise in South Tawton, UK

November 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015  (7 – 9pm)

Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise - A Manifesto for Sanity and SoulVENUE: St Andrew’s Church, South Tawton, Devon, EX20 2LP
TICKET: (purchase link below)
Early-bird rate GBP8 expires Oct 30th.
Advance Ticket: GBP10, Otherwise GBP12 cash at door

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Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. (Published by North Atlantic Books March 2015). Stephen is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker (National Film Board of Canada, 2008), a lyrical, poetic portrait of his work with dying people.

Die Wise
teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Not a seven step coping strategy, not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow, Die Wise is 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 not exhausted by dying. Dying could be and must be the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned by living. It’s a moral obligation to die well. If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen, you’ve got to die wise. This evening begins to imagine a way of doing so.

Consider attending the weekend teaching in Dorking Nov 27-29th: DIE WISE MAKING MEANING OF THE ENDING OF DAYS

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Founder of The Orphan Wisdom SchoolAbout Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
spiritual activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist
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 programme 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 former contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).

The Orphan Wisdom School is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those who will inherit an endangered and often dangerous world. It is for those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worthy of being claimed. It is for those wishing to learn something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and fierce and exemplary compassion. It is for elders in training.

Tickets are managed by Orphan Wisdom Canada, therefore in Cdn $. We’ve offered an approx. equivalent rate in GBP. Your purchase will likely show up in GBP inn your statement.

Die Wise Video Trailer


November 24, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Orphan Wisdom


St Andrew’s Church
South Tawton, Devon EX20 2LP United Kingdom + Google Map

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