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Die Wise: Sanity & Soul ~ Bangalow, Australia

October 20, 2023

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When? Friday October 20th, 7pm-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Where? A&I HALL, Bangalow, NSW, Australia

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Join us for this live in-person talk. Stephen will be back in Bangalow to speak to matters of grief, elderhood and spirit work through the lens of his book, Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul.

A wise death is everyone’s right.​ ​The idea makes no sense in a culture that doesn’t believe in dying, or in limits or endings, at all.​ ​Dying well is the fulfillment, not the end, of life.

Here’s the revolution: Dying can be – and must be – the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned by living. Dying well is a spiritual obligation, and a moral obligation. If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen, you’ve got to ‘die wise.’”

Especially in the wake of a pandemic. This talk begins to imagine another way of doing so.

Stephen Jenkinson’s award winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life can be downloaded as an audio book or in print:  purchase


NOTE!! if you have no PayPal account, and/ or if you have no credit card, feel welcome to reach out to us directly and we will gladly get you registered another way. https://orphanwisdom.com/contact/


Consider attending A Night of Grief & Mystery in Byron Bay at the Byron Center on Oct 19th TIX


All of Stephen’s books can be purchased here or downloaded (some only available via us at Orphan Wisdom)

Video trailer 1: Griefwalker
Video trailer 2: The Meaning of Death

Video trailers of Stephen Jenkinson filmed by Ian Mackenzie.


MORE ABOUT STEPHEN JENKINSON ~ culture activist, worker, author, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School ~

Jenkinson teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, co-founded the school with his wife Nathalie Roy in 2010, convening semi-annually in Deacon, Ontario, and in northern Europe.
He has Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work).
He is the author of Reckoning (co-written with Kimberly Ann Johnson (2022), A Generation’s Worth: Spirit Work While the Crisis Reigns (2021), Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble (2018), the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015 and translated into Hebrew and Turkish), How it All Could Be: A workbook for dying people and those who love them (2009),  and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002).

He was a contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).

Live recorded teachings include Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions (2013), (Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – (2009).

Stephen Jenkinson is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker, a lyrical and poetic portrait of his work with dying people. (National Film Board of Canada, 2008, dir. Tim Wilson and since translated into eight languages).

Lost Nation Road is a shorter documentary on the crafting of the Nights of Grief and Mystery tours (2019, dir. Ian Mackenzie).

Read more about Stephen at orphanwisdom.com/about


October 20, 2023
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The A & I Hall
3 Station Street
Bangalow, New South Wales 2479 Australia
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