Listen to international speakers discuss aspects of death and dying on the DYW Podcast.
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Stephen Jenkinson – We Have a Moral Obligation to Die Well
This interview with Stephen Jenkinson is required listening … not once … not twice, but three times. It is a hard realization to accept all our concepts about death, and the culture around the dying have been squandered to remove us from life’s greatest lesson … how to die.
Stephen is an author of numerous books, like Die Wise and Come of Age: The Case of Elderhood in a Time of Trouble. He has a Master’s degree from Harvard University in theology and a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Toronto. After many years as programme director for palliative care counselling he has been at the bedside of hundreds of dying patients.
He has taught internationally as part of the Orphan Wisdom School and toured with Nights of Grief and Mystery to sold out crowds. He is a profound thinker of our time, a cultural activist, musician, poet, and Canadian farmer.
Stephen Jenkinson – What You Will Learn
02:35 – My Santa Monica story
05:40 – Elderhood and Leaning into death
14:50 – A Good Death
23:00 – Dying Is a Deity
27:15 – Consequences of the Coronavirus
33:00 – Moral Obligation to Die Well
35:00 – The Right to Die
40:37 – We have a death phobic culture
51:45 – The Smallpox Blanket and Coronavirus
56:15 – Icelandic Govt places plaque to future generations on a receding glacier