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.
So that we can have starting places for our shared conversations, we have selected a few “homework” assignments for all of us to read, watch, and listen to before we gather at the table. They are very short but …are quite engaging, informative, and inspiring.
READ: To One Who Will Shortly Die
Walt Whitman’s poem eloquently invites us to face our impermanence without dread.
WATCH: You only die once. Engage with Grace.
Eliza Founder, Alexandra Drane delivers a passionate talk about the need to discuss end of life decisions, and how we can approach this topic with grace and dignity. At the heart of this short video is a powerful story of losing a family member to cancer.
LISTEN: What Doesn’t Kill You
Tig was diagnosed with cancer. A week later she went on stage in Los Angeles and did a now-legendary set about her string of misfortunes. Please listen from 3:04 – 15:35.
– Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy
For a trailer of This Dewdrop World, click here.