Die Wise: Making Meaning of the Ending of Days
"If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen – you’ve got to die wise." ~ Stephen Jenkinson
Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come.
This event will be held at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Bozeman from 9:30am ~ 3:30pm with an hour and a half lunch break. See below for more details.
Advance ticket purchase required; we expect tickets to go fast.
As a way to be steeped more fully in this rich day read Stephen's book, Die Wise: A Manifesto For Sanity and Soul before attending this event. Consider attending Stephen's book reading and signing at Country Bookshelf (28 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT) on Friday October 28th from 11:00am-12:30pm where his books will also be available for purchase. And please attend Stephen's Friday evening talk, the day before, on Friday October 28th.
About Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, activist, teacher, author
Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is redefining what it means to live, and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former program director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is also a sculptor and a traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture.
He is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada documentary Griefwalker and author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching (2013), How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching (2009), and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002), and former contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).
When do the doors open AND are there assigned seats?
On Saturday the doors open at 8:30 am and Steven will begin at at 9:30 am. Please arrive early as the event is open seating for all; you select your seats once you arrive.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions about the event or ticket information, please contact Health in Motion Physical Therapy, Bozeman, Montana.
Will there be food available?
There are no meals provided for this day long event. We will provide a 1 1/2 hour lunch break. There will be a list of local restaurants that you can visit, OR bring a bag lunch and we will have indoor and outdoor seating available (depending on weather of course).
Can I purchase a ticket in person with cash or check?
Yes, there are tickets available to be purchased in person, starting on Tuesday, May 24th and available up until 2 days before the event, at Health in Motion Physical Therapy: 3985 Valley Commons Road, Bozeman, MT 59718. Tickets are available for purchase during their normal business hours and can only be purchased in person with cash or check. No credit cards for in person purchases (credit card purchases online only).
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring a paper copy of your Eventbrite ticket or be prepared to show proof of purchase on your phone (please make sure you know how to access this info to keep entrance lines running smoothly). A copy of your paper ticket or proof on your phone will provide you with access to enter the event.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, the tickets are transferable. Just make sure the person to whom you transfer your ticket has a paper copy of your Eventbrite transaction/ticket.
What is the refund policy?
Please note that once you purchase your ticket, tickets are non-refundable.