Upcoming Events for Autumn 2011

Channel 2, TPT, is airing a 3-part Honoring Choices documentary. Segment 1, End of LIfe Planning: Family Stories, will be shown September 16, 8:00pm TPT 2.1 and repeated through Sept. 19.  Part 2, to be aired in October, features members of the Minnesota Threshold Network. For a film clip and air dates visit honoringchoices.org/documentaries.

On Sunday September 25 at 3:00pm the Minnesota Threshold Network has been invited to tour Prairie Oaks Memorial EcoGarden, Minnesota’s first commercial green cemetery.  Prairie Oaks accepts no embalmed bodies, metal caskets, concrete or steel vaults. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots to tour this new nature preserve cemetery at 8225 Argenta Train, Inver Grove Heights, MN.  For more information, visit mygreengrave.com.

On Monday September 26 at 7 pm is the regular Minnesota Threshold Network meeting, at the home of Becky Bohan and Nancy Manahan, 21 E. Rustic Lodge. Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55419.  We will share impressions of Prairie Oaks as well as recent experiences of natural death care, home vigils, and family-directed funerals.

New class this fall sponsored by the Novalis

DEATH AND DYING: Beholding the Threshold

Wednesday evenings: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2011

October 26, 7-9: Introduction to Conscious Dying

$15 suggested donation. This class can be taken as a single class.

Movie : The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Heckelman

Introduction to caring for our own and being responsible for our dying


 November 2, 6:30-9:30: Before and At Death

Preparation/advanced directives/family meetings/legal/spiritual issues; moving through stages of the dying process consciously


November 9, 6:30-9:30: After Death Care and Home Vigil

Legal, practical, spiritual, and social aspects of at home care, including body care and vigils


November 16, 6:30-9:30: Grieving, Remembering, and Staying Connected

Ways of staying connected that can profoundly affect the grieving process


The Nov 2, 9, 16 classes can be taken as individual classes. Each class is $45. All three are $120.

For more information and registration go to
website novalisinstitute.org or call 612-465-9582 or
email info@novalisinstitute.org.

Primary faculty: Linda Bergh and Marianne Dietzel will co-teach the last class.
Other faculty TBA from MN Threshold.



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