Living Well, Dying Well

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.  

–  Epicurus

Photos by Jim Flood

Living Well, Dying Well

Join a growing conversation on aging, death and dying.

Living Well, Dying Well is a multi-generational, experiential and soulful approach to the way we live and die in modern times.

Meaningful inquiry and dialogue invites participants into a deeper understanding of their personal challenges in relationship to death & dying.  Embraced in a safe and welcoming environment, compassion, belonging and curiosity blossom into significant and impactful action.

Drawing on community resources, cross-cultural wisdom, and collective insights harvested in each course, Living Well, Dying well is an evolving inquiry to encourage a respectful, honourable and eco-responsible approach for end of life.


Subjects tended:

  • Courageous conversations regarding your wishes with family, friends & medical providers
  • Personal beliefs and values translated into clear Advanced Care Directives
  • Community based resources available in end of life care
  • Co-creative circles of reciprocity & enhanced learning
  • Guided meditation & embodied practices to foster well-being
  • Options for home & family centred death care, vigils, and green burial options
  • Ceremony & Legacy – the art of giving well

Living Well dying Well – Sept 20 – Oct 11, 2018

Workshop Details

This program is delivered on Thursday mornings from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Workshop Venue: 

James Bay New Horizons Activity Centre 234 Menzies St., Victoria, BC, V8V 2G7

Investment:  $100.

Includes:  Four 3-hour sessions, snacks and refreshments, professional facilitation and journal. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us.  Bursaries are available on a ‘by donation basis’ for students and for those with little or no income.

For more information:  Contact Robin:  250-532-2629



Living Well Dying Well

SEP 20 – OCT 11, 2018

Thoughts on Preparing for End of Life

by Penny Allport

Articulating our values, beliefs and wishes for end of life choices is an evolving process.  Writing these down and taking action liberates energy to live well now.  What we choose for our body interment is our final statement of care for ourselves, the generations to come and the earth. Letting our loved ones know what these are can ease the burden of costly decisions made in haste, and leave a legacy of care. When we use the gift of consciousness by taking life affirming action we accept the presence of death as a natural part of life.  As a friend of mine living with cancer says, everybody’s going, but no one wants to pack!

Penny Allport is a Life-Cycle Celebrant and Co Facilitator for Living Well Dying Well.