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Die Wise Book Reading & Signing at ITM Toronto
March 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
S O L D O U T !!
BOOK READING/ SIGNING
March 31st (7-9pmish)
Institute of Traditional Medicine, 553 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON. M5V 2B6
$10 cash at the door
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. To purchase book online click here.
Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever.
Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a birthright and a debt. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our village life, or breaks it.
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It’s a teaching 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 is not exhausted by dying. Dying could be and must be the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned. 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 teaching begins to imagine a way of doing so.
Registration $695 plus HST (includes vegetarian meals)
Early-bird rate $650 plus HST when paid in full by June 1st.
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