In traditional cultures, death was honored as one of the many sacred passages of life, a doorway ushering us into the realm of the ancestors. For those left behind, grieving was recognized as an essential part of this passage, honoring and letting go of the life that was and cleansing the way for new life to come. In modern culture we have lost touch with this wise perspective on death. Fear and guilt, denial and confusion abound. This disconnection has led to alienation and tremendous suffering for those facing death as well as for those struggling to deal with the loss of loved ones.
How can we return to the perspectives and practices that allow us to relate to death in a balanced way? We can challenge the taboo of death as a “morbid” or “depressing” subject and speak honestly about our feelings and experiences of death. We can recognize death as a community experience as well as an individual journey. We can accept the strong emotions that arise in relation to death and allow them to move us through this powerful transition with grace and dignity.
Join Prema Sheerin for this one-day experiential workshop in which you will:
- Experience a safe container in which to explore this potent subject that can be a profound teacher for what is important in life.
- Explore how to be with the powerful emotions that arise in response to death – our own and others.
- Learn how to communicate with and be present to someone who is facing death.
- Find out about Funerary Rites, the rituals that are part of all wisdom traditions, and which support and guide you or your loved ones’ soul to find it’s way after death.
You can also sign up for 3 additional teleclasses in which we will walk together, step by step, through each phase of the journey of death – before, during and after – in order to take care of all of the end-of-life documents necessary for you or your loved ones to be at peace, knowing that these details and decisions are attended to. You will receive a comprehensive Peaceful Dying Project Guidebook and be guided through creating an Advanced Directive or Living Will, appointing a Health Care Power of Attorney, expressing your wishes for Funerary Rites, Funeral, Burial and Will.
The Peaceful Dying Project is a Lifeways program of the Sacred Fire Community.