Griefwalker Film Screening ~ Oaxaca, MX

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Griefwalker Film Screening ~ Oaxaca, MX

March 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GRIEFWALKER (Film screening will have Spanish subtitles. Stephen’s talk will be in English.)
Ticket link: purchase your ticket here
Venue: Convivio, Av. Benito Juárez 805, (Ruta Independencia), Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Mexico
Doors open at 6:30pm (cash tickets will be sold at door – space permitting) Contact: Chris Tou 

Stephen Jenkinson is the subject of Griefwalker, a National Film Board of Canada film, directed by Tim Wilson (2008).  video trailer 
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’ (not yet the version with German subtitles) film can be downloaded here

Die Wise A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul is Stephen’s book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. (2015 Nautilus Award Winner  video link)

Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come.



Stephen Jenkinson’s new book is COME OF AGE: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble (July 2018)  video link

In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species.

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Spiritual Activist, 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 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 program 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 (a book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life, released March 2015), How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them (2009) and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002). He was also a contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies(2007) and his newest book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble was published in July 2018.


March 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Orphan Wisdom