MTN Twin Cities members Anne Murphy, Anne Archbold, and Marilaurice Hemlock will presenters in the St. Paul Public Library’s upcoming discussion series “(New Ways of) Thinking About Dying.”
Presented by The Friends and Health Advocates—a Saint Paul-based public health consulting group which promotes communication that bridges differences in culture, language, and class.
From ‘conscious dying’ at home, to family-designed home vigils, to green burials, dying people and those who care for them are rediscovering and redefining what happens before, during and after death. Continue reading “Friends of the St. Paul Public Library series: (New Ways of) Thinking About Dying”
MTN Twin Cities core team member Kyoko Katayama will once again be offering her Befriending Death: Meeting Impermanence with Courage, Love, and Equanimity class at Common Ground Meditation Center starting next week!
In this six-week long class, we explore how we relate to death and dying–our own and that of others; some of the rituals and care involved in end of life; grief. We practice relating to death as a teacher and friend who can break our heart yet awakens us to live …more fully.
The class is Buddhist in orientation. Some familiarity with Buddhism and meditation will be helpful. All programs are offered free of charge at Common Ground but donations are welcome. Go to the CGMC website for more information and to register on-line.
Wednesdays, September 28 to November 2, 2016, 10:30am to 12:30 pm
Common Ground is located at 2700 East 26th Street, Minneapolis (click link for map).
The Minnesota Threshold Network invites you to a free Public Forum
The Vigil Continuum:
Caring for Our Loved Ones from Pre-Death
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Forum topics include:
Holding a vigil in the last days or hours of life
Holding an after-death family-directed vigil
Legal issues involved with vigils
Featured guests include State Representative Carolyn Laine and former Rochester Mayo chaplain Mary E. Johnson of The Vigil Project.
Location: Walker Community United Methodist Church
Bronnie Ware worked for many years with patients who were in the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. She shares the five most common regrets they shared with her.
This is a gathering unlike anything you’ve experienced: cider, dessert, and honest conversation about death and dying. Death isn’t the easiest topic, so we want you to feel like you’re among friends – welcome, relaxed, safe. Let’s have a conversation.
Sunday, Nov. 1 from 4 – 6 PM
Everyone has questions and opinions about death and dying, but we rarely get a chance to share them. We want to give you that chance. This is not an educational program or a grief support group. We don’t subscribe to a particular belief system, and we aren’t selling anything. Death & Dessert is an opportunity to explore our thoughts and feelings about our own mortality and our experiences around the loss of loved ones, in the distant or recent past. Viewing death as a natural part of the life cycle lessens our fear of it and frees us to live more fully and joyfully right now. When you leave Death & Dessert, we want you to feel more comfortable with death and more excited about life.
Space is limited; please RSVP by calling 289-1199, by noon, Friday Oct. 30.
“If you can begin to see death as an invisible, but friendly, companion on your life’s journey … then you can learn to live your life rather than simply passing through it.”
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, ‘Death and the Final Stage of Growth’