Living Well, Dying Well

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

–  Epicurus

Living Well, Dying Well – New Online Programs Begin Sept 23rd and Oct 20th

 

During the creation and facilitation of Living Well – Dying Well over the past four years, the program has always evolved through the interest and participation of everyone who joins us in this ever-deepening inquiry.

As we meet these challenging times, we are called to offer two online courses through the technology of ZOOM.

Two online programs will be offered in a 6-week zoom format (1 ½ hour weekly class, followed by an optional half hour Q & A):

  • Wednesday mornings, starting Sept 23rd (10:00 am to 11:30 am) OR
  • Tuesday evenings, starting Oct 20th (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm)  

Our journal, which offers space for reflection, current information and resources, will be sent electronically or by mail prior to our first session. 

We look forward to being with you in this potent time of change on the planet, to support each other and encourage consciousness and care with end of life in these times.  Registration below.

 

More about the Living Well, Dying Well Program:

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 is offered as a 4-part series, (3-hours sessions once a week).  Included in the delivery are:  Snacks and refreshments, journal, and professional facilitation. No one turned away for lack of funds.  Bursaries are available on a ‘by donation basis’ for students and for those with little or no income.

Learn how you can bring this vital, life affirming program to benefit your community. 

For more information, contact:  Robin:  250-532-2629    Pennypennyallport@gmail.com

Photos by Jim Flood

 

Registration

Click on the link below for program details and registration.  You might also consider hosting a program in your home or community for a minimum of 8 – 10 people.

september

17sep6:30 pm8:00 pmLiving Well Dying Well - Continuing Circle of Care - Sept 17th

23sep10:00 am12:00 pmLiving Well Dying Well - Sept 23rd Online Offering

october

15oct6:30 pm8:00 pmLiving Well Dying Well - Continuing Circle of Care - Oct 15th

20oct6:30 pm8:00 pmLiving Well Dying Well - Oct 20th Online Offering

november

19nov6:30 pm8:00 pmLiving Well Dying Well - Continuing Circle of Care - Nov 19th

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.

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