Date(s) - December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017


Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is an activist, teacher and author of the award-winning book,​Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul and the subject of a stunningly beautiful, scripturally poetic feature length ​documentary, “Griefwalker

He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical school assistant professor ​he has consult​ed​ to palliative-care and hospice organizations,​and in 2010 founded ​​The Orphan Wisdom School.​

Dying can be – and must be — the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned by living. Discover what death can be with Stephen, who is revolutionizing our experiences of grief and dying.

    For Stephen, how you die is the proving ground, the cradle, and the grave for every conviction you may have about justice and mercy, about the meaning of life, about what love should look like, and what it should do. Stephen has worked with dying people and their families, with nurses and with caregivers, for two decades. Explore with him what he has learned about the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Discover why dying is not the end of wisdom and why wisdom is not exhausted by dying. Learn why dying well is not only a spiritual obligation, says Stephen, “but also 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.’” 

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Under $20,000 $260.00
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$40 - $60,000 $300.00
$60 - $80,000 $320.00
$80 - 100,000 $340.00
Above $100,000 $360.00

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