Death Talk -
An inquiry to assist building an inner capacity to Be with Death.
- From 25 US dollarsFrom $25
- This class is online!
About this Class
Saturday, October 28th, 2023 - 11a to 1p PST As we are born to live, we are born to die. And yet, we’ve seem to lose our way when it comes to embracing our dying as much we embrace our living. Just at the words, “death" and “dying”, many of us will turn away, preferring to focus on happier thoughts. Many of us feel overwhelmed by fear, anxiety and anguish, in just seeing or hearing these words, let alone contemplating them. And just like facing any other fear or discomfort, we can thoughtfully and compassionately strengthen our capacity, and, cultivate a curiosity and willingness to learn about and meet death, as it is. We have exiled Death. We have built altars of belief around how Death should or shouldn’t come. And in this learned self-protection, we have robbed ourselves from knowing the most transformative experience we will ever have in this body of ours and its inverse a great aliveness that can come from knowing that, yes, we too will die. In this participatory 2-hour class, we will gather to explore thoughts on death through: -One to one dialogue and small groups -Writing prompts, somatics and meditation -And while emotional and spiritual reflection is the core of this class, our understanding of the “business” of death is also worthy of our attention. We will cover the basics of end of life planning and review the Five Wishes Advanced Care Directive. Death need not be something to fear, in fact, when we practice opening ourselves to face our own mortality, we begin to prioritize what's important in our lives, we tend to live with more empathy and gratitude, we build resilience and deep presence. ********************************************** This is a sliding scale class, please read about how my sliding scale works prior to registering. Big thanks to Worts and Cunning for the model. You will find 3 price tiers when registering for the class: The top price class ticket is the actual cost of the class. If you choose a ticket price below the top tier you are receiving a discount. The middle price is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship. The bottom price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship.