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Death OK. Let’s talk about it, Portland, OR
October 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Death:OK Opening Session featuring remarks by former Governor Barbara Roberts & “Die Wise,” a keynote by acclaimed spiritual activist, teacher, author Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW (“Griefwalker”) – Vollum College Center
Dying-Centered Language for Dying-Centered Care: Morning Session
SOLD OUT EVENT – if you have not registered consider attending Oct 19th DIE WISE evening talk: link
A day of inspiration, information & connection at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. 9am-7pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015. (schedule link)
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 Jenkinson 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.
About Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
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 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. learn more…