Mindful approaches to caring for someone close to death

Instructor: Alistair Shanks

Dates and Times:
November 16, 2022 (12:00-12:45pm PT)

The end of a human life can be a sacred and intimate time, an opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one and accompany them to the threshold. It can also be a frightening and confusing time if we find ourselves uncertain about what to say or do. Mindful attention to the subtleties of the dying process and our own reactions to it helps us find the space to be completely present with whatever is happening and allows us to manage the anxiety that may arise.

In this free 45-minute session, drawing on years of experience as a hospice volunteer and chaplain, Alistair Shanks will share various practices that help us to be fully present to the experience of dying and how the use of both speech and touch can be beneficial at the end of life.

Who is the forum for?   
The forum is open to everyone. No meditation experience is required. To register, click on the orange button on the right.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12:00 – 12:45 pm (Pacific Time/Western US)

The forum will be conducted through Zoom. Log-in information will be sent to participants by email prior to the session. (The Register button is on the right-hand side of this page)

*Please note: 
Registration will close 2.5 hours before the session begins.
This session will be recorded.

We will be using the Zoom web conferencing platform to run the forum. Due to security updates, you will be required to download the latest version of the platform. Click here to download the Zoom Client for Meetings version 5 or higher. You will also find other updates to their platform for your cellphone and iPad. Please test out Zoom on your device before the session to ensure proper video and audio settings. For instructions, watch Zoom’s instructional video and then join a test meeting to confirm your computer settings. Be sure to speak into your build-in microphone or external headset to check the audio level.

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