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Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise, Making Meaning - Vancouver

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
at: 

Asian Centre, UBC
1871 West Mall (map)

cost: 
$120 / $100 Seniors/Students

or $135 at door.

or purchase tickets by phone anytime 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006.

Stephen Jenkinson is a Harvard Educated Theologian, Culture Activist, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School, author of DIE WISE: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, and subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary, Griefwalker

Die Wise, is Stephen’s award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a birthright and a debt. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our village life, or breaks it. Die Wise – Video Trailer