Die Wise Talk, Reading & Signing in Victoria, BC
May 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
S O L D O U T !! (consider attending May 24th DIE WISE TALK in Vancouver)
May 9th (7pm to 9-9:30-ish)
Location: Church of Truth, 111 Superior St., Victoria, British Columbia
Contact: Rachelle Lamb, email@example.com
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.
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.
About Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, spiritual activist, teacher, author and farmer
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.
Die Wise Video Trailer
Consider attending the 6 day teaching at Hollyhock on Cortes Island
July 17-22, 2015: https://orphanwisdom.com/event/dying-wise/
For those of us who will, come what may, fail to live forever, what instruction does our pursuit of ‘be all you can be’ whisper as we die? It whispers, ‘No worries. There’s no real death’. But there is. This is a time to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright.
TUITION: $625 CDN / 5 nights (meals & accommodation extra)
(800) 933-6339 or (250) 935-6576 (outside North America)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: (250) 935-6424 – P.O. Box 127, Manson’s Landing, Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada