Dying Well: A Book & Community Conversation

May 8th

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  • $10 Program Price
  • $15 Patron Price
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Room: Online

Dying Well: A Book & Community Conversation

with Richard Reoch, Ron Schultz, Joshua Northcutt, Maria Lewis

Saturday, May 8, 4-5:30pm via Zoom

While this event is hosted by the Seattle Shambhala Center, you may register here for a special group rate ($10/or $15 patron) for members and friends of the Halifax Shambhala Centre.  A recording of the event will be available to all those who register.

“Throughout human culture there has been a sustained tradition of people who looked death in the face, embraced it and died well. In doing so they transformed their lives and the lives of all who knew them.”

This conversation will bring together a diverse group of practitioners, both within and beyond Shambhala, who help people prepare for death, care for the dying, and support carers. The conversations will be open to questions and contributions from the online gathering. This is a discussion based on the book: Dying Well: A Holistic Guide for the Dying and Their Carers by Richard Reoch. A special 40% discount on purchasing a copy of Dying Well, is available from Wipf and Stock at the following link: Dying Well - Wipf and Stock Publishers. To receive the discount, make sure to apply the code Reoch40 at checkout.

The book, with a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin, embraces perspectives from world wisdom traditions. It gives illustrated guidance on complementary therapies like Chi Kung and aromatherapy that assist breathlessness and other common conditions. It provides practical guidance on home care and offers meditative practices to support the inner journeys of everyone involved.

Panel speakers:

Richard Reoch  Born in Toronto, Canada, he was raised in a Buddhist family, eventually serving as the President of Shambhala from 2002 to 2015. He is the former media chief of Amnesty International and a lifelong campaigner for peace and the environment. His work has taken him to conflict zones around the world and to more than 40 countries. He is now a global More at: http://richardreoch.info/

 Ron Schultz, social innovator, founder of Entrepreneur4Change, author of many books, including Creating Good Work and The Complex Buddhist: Doing Good in a Challenging World. He is also the Acquisition Editor for the Eightfold Collection. Ron Schultz has been a Shambhalian for nearly 3 decades and is a member of the Portland Shambhala Center.

Joshua Northcutt has been a Registered Nurse since 1994 and currently focused on Hospice and Palliative Care in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Josh is a member of the Los Angeles Shambhala Center.

Dr. Maria Lewis is a hospital physician in a community hospital, where, among many things, she helps families navigate how aggressive care should be to meet the goals of chronically- or critically-ill patients. Previously, Dr. Lewis was also a hospice director.