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Learning to die wise is a way of intense living

Patricia Koster

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..to take life serious and show up for the reality you die. Let’s open up for it and learn how to Live Well & Die Wise. We call forth a community to explore further, find courage and support the choices of our community members. Dying wise is a personal and a collective responsibility. 

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Harvard Educated Theologian and Founder of The Orphan Wisdom School, Author of Money and the Soul’s Desires, How It All Could Be: A workbook for dying people and those who love them and award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, his latest book about grief and dying, and the great love of life

Stephen is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary, GRIEFWALKER

About the redemptive power of deep love for life, when life glimpses its end.

Film Screening & Talk
Thursday, May 24th/Amsterdam

Griefwalker is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’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.

Not success. Not growth. Not happiness. The cradle of your love of life…is death

Stephen Jenkinson

GRIEFWALKER BLOGS & TRAILERS (ook Nederlandstalig)

It is imperative to enage in the conversation of dying well

What moves me in Jenkinson’s work is his activist tone of voice. “It’s not success; it’s not growth; it’s not happiness; [...]

Death is The Cradle of Your Love of life

The crucible of making human beings is death. Every culture worth a damn knows that. It’s not success; it’s not growth, it’s not happiness; it’s death.

Why should dying be news to anyone?

So I’m telling you that I believe the depression, which is misdiagnosed all the time, does not come from the fact that we are dying; It comes from the fact that we are dying here… now…

Join the Filmscreening

Thursday, May 24th / 19h-21:30h
Amsterdam: Oostblok Theatre, Sajetplein 39, 1091DB
Host: Patricia Koster. For more information please contact Patricia
Language: English

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The filmscreening GriefWalker & Talk takes place on the “Nationale Dag Aandacht voor Sterven” May 24th. For more information:


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