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Dying and Death in the Zen Tradition on Shapes of Grief

Listen to Zen Caregiving Project executive director Roy Remer speak with Liz Gleeson, a grief therapist and host of the podcast Shapes of Grief. In this episode Roy talks about death and dying in the Zen tradition

Through the recounting of our grief stories, integration can begin to happen, both for the teller and the listener. Everyone has a story of loss and everyone’s story offers hope and inspiration to other grievers. Sharing these stories with each other can go a long way in normalising this human experience.

Liz Gleeson

Open Death Conversation: Online Forum

December 11, 2019 (6:30 - 8:30pm PDT/San Francisco)
Zoom Live Webinar
$25

A guided journey into our own dying process to help us view the full arc of our lives in a realistic way and promote greater compassion towards others who are going through the end of life experience.

Instructor: Cassandra Palmer

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Open Death Conversation: Full Day Workshop

December 7, 2019 (10:00am - 4:30pm PDT/San Francisco)
1161 Mission St, San Francisco CA
$155 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

A guided journey into our own dying process to help us view the full arc of our lives in a realistic way and promote greater compassion towards others who are going through the end of life experience.

Instructors: Amanda Coggin

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Exploring Death and Dying

End Well

A non-profit media platform and annual conference with the aim of normalizing conversations about our mortality throughout life. The website shares videos from leaders in all sectors who approach the topic of death and loss from many diverse angles.

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living

A book by Frank Ostaseski, the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and Metta Institute, who has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. He has trained countless clinicians and caregivers in the art of mindful and compassionate care. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over decades of selfless service offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.

ReImagine

ReImagine is a citywide exploration of death and the celebration of life through creativity and conversation. ReImagine will operate in San Francisco and New York over the coming year.

End Game

A short documentary following the stories of three visionary medical providers, one of which is Zen Hospice Project, caring for and supporting those approaching the end of their lives.

What does it feel like to die?

A book by long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear, who uses the latest medical findings and sensitive human insights to offer answers to questions that affect us all like Does dying hurt? and Is there a better way to cope with dying?

Death Cafes

At a Death Cafe, people drink tea, eat cake, and discuss death. You can search for the next cafe anywhere in the world. They also offer numerous resources on death and dying.

Death Over Dinner

An interactive toolkit to help you set-up and host a dinner to discuss death with friends and family. The website provides videos, articles, and thought-provoking questions. Even if you don’t end up hosting a dinner party, it will get you thinking.

How Do I Start My Advance Care Planning?

Advanced Planning

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

This resource shares conversation tools for advance care planning, advance directives, and answers to your frequently asked questions.

Compassion and Choices

This interactive site provides templates, resources, and toolkits to help you with planning for your future care. Spanish versions of all site documents are also available.

Prepare for Your Care

The Prepare for Your Care website caters to people with minimal to no computer experience. They walk visitors through basic advance care planning steps with prompts and videos to help people get started. The website is also available in Spanish.

Five Wishes

A program of Aging with Dignity, Five Wishes is a booklet ( paper or online) that guides you through planning for end of life. It also facilitates conversations with family and friends about your future medical, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. It is America’s most popular living will, with more than 35 million copies in circulation.

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project® is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected. The Conversation Project believes that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love before it’s too late. The Conversation Project offers tools, guidance, and resources to begin talking with loved ones about yours and their wishes.

Grief and the Holidays

November 23, 2019 (10:00am - 4:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
1161 Mission St, San Francisco CA
$75 Benefactor / $50 Standard rate / $25 Student/Accessibility

An opportunity for mindful grief support for those who have experienced a significant loss in their life.

Instructor: Hephzi Plotkin

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