September 21-23 ~ Toronto, Canada

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About International Death Symposium

An innovative gathering of some of the most influential, stimulating and inspirational minds and change-makers; from leaders in the fields of end life care & medicine, to wellness, art and spirituality. Join us as we re-imagine, experience and reconcile our relationship and understanding of life and death. Join the movement to explore how we can transform how we die & celebrate life!

EXHIBITS & DEMOS


Tibetan Mandalas

Global Shrouding Traditions

Funeral Rites & Products

Music at the End of Life

​Reflections

Film Screenings

Book Signings

Meet the Authors

Indigenous Cultural Art

Sound Bath Portal

​Mindful Grief Meditations

Soiree & Concert

We live our lives

as if dying is the annihilation of life. Stephen Jenkinson


3 days to enage, connect, learn

Take part in over 15 sessions of inspiration for living your fullest life now, developing the best practices for death-care, and leave empowered to make decisions on how to live and die well. 

Vision 

Saturday evening is a night dedicated to the hauntingly beautiful music of traditional Irish Keening, Zimbabwean Mbira Ancestral songs, and  profound and poetic storytelling and readings woven intimately with musical accompaniment. This is a night not to be missed! Mingle, meet and enjoy an evening of outstanding entertainment.

To break the taboo around death. To create opportunities through discussions, art, demonstrations, and storytelling, to share our experiences, beliefs and learnings about how we can transform how we live, die and care for our dying and grieve. To gather community. To connect people to the resources, education, and opportunities to learn with and be inspired by the leaders and change-makers who are making this transformation a reality.