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Tangled Garden of Wisdom & Grief ~ Powell River, BC
July 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - July 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Friday July 11, 2014 (7-10pm)
Public Film Screening & Talk
Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins and consequences of his ideas for how we live and die. Griefwalker video clip
Free Admission – doors open at 6:30pm, Start at 7pm sharp
Evergreen Theatre, 5001 Joyce Ave (at the Rec Complex), Powell River, BC
Saturday July 12, 2014 (10am–3pm) – A Daylong Teaching by Stephen Jenkinson
Tangled Garden of Wisdom and Grief: A good death is everyone’s right, but the idea makes no sense in a culture that doesn’t believe in dying at all: this is the dilemma.
The time is upon us to imagine anew what dying asks of us all and what a dying person deserves from us. This teaching is a deep meditation on what the care of dying people should have at its root. This is a day to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright.
Free Admisson but registration is required – please contact Sandra Tonn firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-485-8667
Venue: Rec Complex (Elm Room), 5001 Joyce Ave., Powell River, BC
About Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW – Teacher, Author, Storyteller, Farmer
He has Master’s degrees from Harvard University and the University of Toronto. Stephen teaches internationally and his books and live-recorded teachings are available from his website. Stephen lives a handmade off the grid life and is the founder and principal instructor of The Orphan Wisdom School where he teaches the mandatory arts of living deeply and dying well. www.orphanwisdom.com