The Art of Dying conference series speaks to the progressive awakening of our culture to a more conscious view of our own mortality. Death and dying are topics that are discussed with increasing openness and with an awareness that our view of death profoundly impacts our experience of life.
This conference will examine these matters from a holistic and inclusive perspective. We will engage with such essential questions as: How can we work more compassionately and intelligently with the dying? How can our own death and the death of those we love be faced with courage? Does consciousness survive death and, if so, what might we expect? How can we best prepare? How can death become much less frightening both for ourselves and for our loved ones? How can we develop more enlightened care for the dying even in our environment of technological medicine? How does a community support dying, and how can ritual around dying infuse community with meaning and connection?