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DIE WISE: Making Meaning weekend in Dorking, UK
November 27, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - November 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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.
“If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen – you’ve got to die wise.”
This is 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. Our work is to sort out what being sane should be in such a time.
Managed by Orphan Wisdom in Canada, payable to Nathalie Roy via Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential: Cdn$ 587.30/ ~ GBP290 incl. meals and Friday night talk
Non-Residential: Cdn$ 567.05/ ~ GBP280 incl. meals and Friday night talk
Over 60/Under 30, Residential: Cdn$ 506.29/ ~ GBP250 incl. meals and Friday night talk
Over 60/Under 30, Non-Residential: Cdn$ 486.04/ ~ GBP240 incl. meals and Friday night talk
Information contact: orphanwisdom.com/contact
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 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…