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Old Time: Learning Elderhood ~ Weekend Teaching in Portland Starts with Public Griefwalker Screening
November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - November 3, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
A weekend teaching by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW – November 1,2,3, 2013
November 1st, 2013 (7:00pm-10pm)
Public Film Screening & Talk – link to view video clips
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.
Admission $20 cash at the door ($15 for seniors) – doors open at 6:30pm
Marylhurst University in the Flavia Salon, 17600 Pacific Hwy, Marylhurst, OR 97036
15 minutes from downtown Portland
November 2nd & 3rd, 2013 (Sat. 9:30am–3:30pm/ Sun. 10-3)
Young people need and deserve real recognition of their worth and purpose in life, and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. The esteem of parents and friends can only go so far: elders must bring the rest. Elders’ status as grand people and god people comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience. Grandparents must now be elders even – especially – when no one asks it of them. The proving ground for learning elderhood is learning grief – an enormous challenge in a death phobic, grief illiterate, ‘be all you can be’ time. This is a training for elder-hood for people of all ages. It is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those now inheriting an endangered and often dangerous world, for those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worth coming from.
Click here to listen to interviews
Early bird fee $210 when paid in full by October 15, otherwise $260 (includes Griefwalker film screening)
Pre-registration strongly recommended. Bring a sack lunch and your coffee/ tea in a thermos.
Payment by cheque or e-transfer, please be in touch with host, Karen Paule for details.
Location: Marylhurst University in the Flavia Salon, 17600 Pacific Hwy, Marylhurst, OR 97036
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Karen Paule, firstname.lastname@example.org -(503) 288-1641