Stephen Jenkinson: West Coast Events

Click image to read Stephen’s short teaching on Care for the Dying

Next month I’m headed to the Ottawa Valley in eastern Canada for my 7th session of Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School. Listening to Stephen “being troubled out loud” about the times we’re in, and exploring the history of how we got here, has radically shifted my understanding of what dying asks of us.

For those unable to travel east or enroll in the School, there are two opportunities to study with Stephen on the west coast this summer, at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia.

For possibly the last time, Stephen is teaching a five-day Die Wise session, August 4-8th. Learn more about the session, with links to a short video and an interview that will introduce you to Stephen’s work.

For those of us who will, come what may, fail to live forever, what instruction does our pursuit of ‘be all you can be’ whisper as we die? It whispers, ‘No worries. There’s no real death’. But there is.


This is a time to practice something of the crazed wisdom and radical etiquette of the ending of days, which is our human birthright.  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 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.

Stephen is also presenting Money & The Soul’s Desire at Hollyhock on July 30-August 3, 2017. Hollyhock is offering 10% off tuition on the second program if you sign up for both.

There is such a thing as Too Late. If you’ve wanted to study with Stephen, don’t put it off.