Aug. 6-9, 2015
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).
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: (Eventbrite ticket purchase below, Cheque payable to Stephen Jenkinson also acceptable – mail to: P.O.Box 199, Golden Lake, Ontario, K0J 1X0, Canada)
Early-bird Cdn$650 plus HST when paid in full by June 30th/15.
Otherwise Cdn$695 plus HST.
(includes vegetarian meals: Fri breakfast> Sun breakfast)
Die Wise Video Trailer
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).
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.
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.
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