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Griefwalker – Stephen Jenkinson’s Quest to Teach Us to Die Well

by | Nov 12, 2015 | Blog, Videos

This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his daytime job, he has been at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. What he sees over and over, he says, is “a wretched anxiety and an existential terror” even when there is no pain. Indicting the practice of palliative care itself, he has made it his life’s mission to change the way we die – to turn the act of dying from denial and resistance into an essential part of life.

Griefwalker by Tim Wilson, National Film Board of Canada

 

Stephen JenkinsonStephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time ​yet to come.​

Learn more about Stephen Jenkinson and his work on his website: Orphan Wisdom

You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/orphanwisdom/

 

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

I'm a healer, teacher, author, and mystic who loves helping others find and explore their own soulful paths. My personal practices include meditation, mindfulness, Reiki, and qigong.

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