Making a Village Whole in Calgary

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Making a Village Whole in Calgary

October 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - October 26, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

Jenkinson poster e-version2 Events in Calgary, Alberta this October, hosted by Soul Passages.
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October 25 (7:00pm-10pm) Public Film Screening & Talk
Location: Plaza Theatre in Calgary, Alberta
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 – click here

Tickets can be purchased at the door – doors open at 6:30pm !
Online ticket purchases accepted – link:
FOR MORE INFO, website is and people can reach Sarah Kerr at

October 26, 2013  (9:30-3:30) Caring for the Living and Carrying the Dead
A daylong teaching by Stephen Jenkinson

Location: U of C in the Dining Center in Calgary, Alberta
This workshop is for people who will die, who are dying, and who love or care for someone who will die.  It is for those who wish to live deeply and to die well.
In a culture without much real ceremony that doesn’t tolerate endings of any kind, it is a necessary and proper thing that all of us learn about dying and about death. We must learn about all of the before and the after, well before the time of being tested and told comes.
This workshop teaches the dying time as a place to learn our humanity and the noble, courageous skills of village making for those we will not live to meet. Chief among these are the willingness to remember sorrow, to start with cultural poverty, to grieve together, and to gather the dead into your village.
video clip – click here.
Discounted ticket available in advance at:
Care-giving organizations sending 2 or more participants will receive a 15% discount.
Registration opens at 9am.
FOR MORE INFO, website is and people can reach Sarah Kerr at


October 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
October 26, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
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Sarah Kerr


University of Calgary
in the Dining Centre
Calgary, Canada
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