An MTN member alerted us to this upcoming event in Bloomington, MN, that might be of interest to some MTN members:
[IMAGE TEXT: Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care invites you to join us for a very special evening
What mortality can teach us about living
with Ira Byock, MD
Monday April 9
Dr. Byock is the founder and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring. He is a practicing physician, educator, and advocate for whole person care. He is also author of three books, including The Four Things that Matter Most, a book that has reshaped how many people view the end of life experience. Dr. Byock will share insights from his three decades of serving patients.
he brings a hopeful, inspiring message of living lives of gratitude, forgiveness, and love and how an awareness of our own mortality can help us to lead to finding fulfillment and joy in life.
we hope you’ll join us for this very special evening. Kairos Alive! will provide music and dance, and refreshments will be available. It is sure to be an inspiring, uplifting event.
MTN Twin Cities will host a Deathwork/Network night in January. We call out to death doulas, funeral celebrants, coffin-makers, and anyone else who is working, as either a career or a passion, in the fields of conscious dying, family-directed death care, and green disposition, to meet others and share resources and knowledge.
In 2018, the Rochester Civic Theatre will premiere Stay With Me Awhile by Mary E. Johnson and Barbara Means Fraser. The play tells the stories of death, grief, and healing, collected from Johnson’s Vigil Project during and after her time as a Mayo chaplain.
MTN is organizing a group trip to see this unique and moving play on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Karen Greer is our coordinator for this outing. In order to gauge interest, we are asking that folks who want to go with the MTN group contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017. This will allow plenty of time to coordinate transportation and determine whether we will have enough attendees for a group ticket rate. If we don’t have enough for the group rate, we will be asking folks to reserve tickets at rochestercivictheatre.org.
Karen, Eli, & Kathy attended a staged reading of this play in April of 2016 and found it to be a moving and well-crafted piece of theater. Seeing it fully staged with a larger MTN group should be a very enjoyable experience. We hope to see you there!
Join MTN Twin Cities for our annual reading information exchange: with a twist. Bring a book, article, or burning question that’s got you fired up and thinking about death and dying issues in new ways, even if it’s not directly related (though of course we love hearing about those, too). For instance, some questions we’ve been asking include: How do we fight hate with love? How might our culture’s fear and avoidance of death feed the acts of hate and oppression that have recently been committed in this country, and what can we do to change it?
We’ll each talk briefly about our materials and ideas and then use all of that excitement to help determine MTN TC’s direction for the coming year.
Our passions pull us in many directions. We embrace that complexity and look forward to seeing where it leads us.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:00 pm. We will meet at the home of Anne Murphy, 287 Mount Curve Blvd, St. Paul 55105. MTN TC meetings are free and open to the public.
Hi, all. Due to predictions of inclement weather this evening, we have decided to postpone the June forum for one week. The event will now take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00 pm, at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Garden. Please see the original event post for full event details, including details directions to Prairie Oaks.
Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe this evening.
We hope you can attend our annual June public forum, this year focusing on green burial. Join us for a mock graveside service and green burial; learn more about current options and regulations around green burial; share stories and ideas.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome to help the Minnesota Threshold Network continue our work.
Please note that Prairie Oaks has no bathroom facilities. We’re keeping the program deliberately short for this reason, but you know your body best; please take care of yourself when deciding whether to come.
The directions on Google Maps are accurate for Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens, 8225 Argenta Trail, Inver Grove Heights, 55077.
A couple of helpful hints:
When driving from the Twin Cities on Hwy 55E, remember to turn RIGHT onto Argenta Trail from 55. (The signage there is misleading.) Only .3 miles after turning onto Argenta, folks turn LEFT to stay on Argenta Trail. (If you miss this turn and go straight, the road turns into Yankee Doodle.)
After this turn, drive .3 miles and Argenta curves to the right. Soon after the curve, turn right onto Auburn Path, which is the access road to Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens.
There is NOT a permanent sign indicating the entrance to Prairie Oaks but you will see a Truck Repair and Equipment business at the entrance.
MTN will mark the entrance to Prairie Oaks with a bright sign!!
Continuing our “Expanding the Conversation” series, the MTN Twin Cities May event will be on Jewish Death Practices. Our presenter will be Jim Wardlow of Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel.The event is free and open to all.