End of Life Matters

October 28th—October 30th (2016)

Date details +
  • $165 Contributor Price
  • Pay what you can afford
  • ($15.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

End of Life Matters

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm,

A Buddhist View of Death and Dying.

Friday, Oct. 28

7:00  "Consider the Conversation" - Film and Discussion

Saturday and Sunday, 9-5 Conscious Dying
Co-sponsored by Baltimore Shambhala Center, Threshold Support Circle and Gilchrist Hospice
Join us for a weekend of exploring how preparing for our own death can bring greater meaning and peace into everyday life. End of Life Matters begins with a Thursday evening Open House talk on the Buddhist View of Death and Dying. Friday evening opens the conversation with the film, Consider the Conversation followed by facilitated discussion. The Saturday/Sunday program is an opportunity to consider the Elements of Conscious Dying and one’s personal relationship to death. Included topics are writing an Ethical Will, Creating Sacred Space and Ritual, expression through the arts, Advance Directives, 5 Wishes, Hospice, Green Burial, and Disposition.

Each workshop participant will receive:
• A MOLST (Maryland Order for Life Sustaining Treatment)
• Five Wishes — an Advance Directive booklet
• Resource packet on a variety of topics

To guarantee your place for End of Life Matters, please register by September 15th when it will be open to other community groups.  Suggested Fee: $165 (includes a $15 materials fee)

Facilitated and Co-sponsored by:

  • Lee Hoyt, Sharon Moore, and Susan Wallendorf, Threshold Support Circle
  • Robin Williams, Autumn Van Ord, and Ed Hargadon, Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center
  • Jenny Williams, Chaplain, Gilchrist Services