Tribal cultures the world over have initiatory work obliging their members to practice aspects of dying throughout their lives. The west has vitamins, support groups and, when all else fails, palliative care. We can do better, and we must. Our grandchildren, and our corner of the world, depend on it. This is a week-long encounter with death phobia, with grief illiteracy, and with what we have done to death, and to dying people, and to our dead. It is a way down and into some the shaded mysteries of human life, the ones that gather at endings. It is a manifesto for sanity and soul in the ending of days.
IT IS ONLY WHEN WE CONFRONT OUR OWN DYING THAT WE TRULY MAY LIVE. This is a deep Immersion for those who feel called to move towards peace– in living and dying.
Registrations: firstname.lastname@example.org – http://www.pureimmersions.com/die-wise – Right now (until November 15th), we’re offering an Early Bird registration rate. This rate is for a shared room (room sizes are different, and so there will be a different number of people in each room). The Early Bird rate is: $1,995 USD and must be paid in full by the 15th of October. We handle all registrations through email correspondence, and a 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation. All inquiries can be sent to: email@example.com. We process payment via Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bank transfer. (Bank details will be provided over email. Please don’t hesitate if you have any questions!
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.
About Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
spiritual activist, teacher, author
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. orphanwisdom.com/contact
Die Wise Video Trailer
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