Feb. 18 MOVIE NIGHT
MTN’s February Movie Night will feature Departures, the 2009 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. A young Japanese cellist moves back to his small hometown when his orchestra disbands. Desperate for work, he takes a job as a “Nokanshi,” a funeral professional who prepares bodies for cremation. Daigo is too embarrassed to admit his new career, even to his wife. But while working with the families of the departed, he discovers an aptitude for the work and embarks on a spiritual journey to a powerful climax that brings the fragmented pieces of his life together.
Monday February 18, 2013, 7PM at the home of Julie Tinberg, 6801 W. 83rd Street Terrace, Bloomington, MN. 55438, 612-245-3137.
Popcorn and other snacks provided. Free and open to all. Bring your friends and family,
GREAT ARTICLE ON A HOME FUNERAL
Newsweek’s free online arm, The Daily Beast, is featuring an article “Inside a Home Funeral. It begins,
“This is the first time I am so close. There is a body bag on the table, waiting to be opened. Our best friends’ 22-year-old son’s body is inside. His mother and father are across from me, brothers beside, with several women gathered to form the circle around the table. These women will become my sisters in the next five hours, as we prepare the body together.”
You can read the story at http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/05/inside-a-home-funeral.html
HOME VIGILS PART 1 ATTRACTS 25 PEOPLE — HOME VIGILS PART 2 MARCH 18
Twenty-five people attended the MTN meeting on January 22 to hear stories of home vigils, led by Linda Bergh and Kyoko Katayama. There was interest in learning more about the specifics of caring for our own loved ones at death, so Home Vigils part 2 will be offered March 18, 2013, for those who want a deeper understanding of what is involved in this sacred time.
This meeting is a good time to bring friends and family and to learn more yourself about vigils. We will also discuss ways that Threshold Network members who are interested can volunteer to assist families. Free and open to all.