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Dying can be – must be – the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned by living. Discover what death can be with Stephen, who is revolutionizing our experiences of grief and dying.
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.
For Stephen, how you die is the proving ground, and both the cradle and the grave, for every conviction you may have about justice and mercy, about the meaning of life, about what love should look like, and what it should do. Stephen has worked with dying people and their families for two decades. Explore with him what he has learned about the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Discover why dying is not the end of wisdom, and wisdom is not exhausted by dying. Learn why dying well is not only a spiritual obligation, says Stephen, “but a moral obligation….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 weekend you will begin to imagine a new way of doing so.
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is an activist, teacher and author. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical school assistant professor, and currently a consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations.
Stephen is founder of the Orphan Wisdom and the subject of a documentary, Griefwalker, a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. orphanwisdom.com/contact
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