The Sacred Art of Living and Dying
Ancient wisdom tells us that the quality of life is enhanced when we do not live in fear or denial of suffering and mortality.
The four-unit Sacred Art of Living and Dying program is taught in two-day, retreat-like workshops that blend presentations, reflection, and sacred ritual to give participants:
Practices to alleviate spiritual and emotional distress at the end of life.
Strong grounding in the rich monastic history of spiritual caregiving and practice.
Proven results to relieve physical and spiritual pain and the voluntary reduction of analgesics at the end of life.
Valuable tools for addressing death anxiety, bereavement care, and caring for the caregiver to avoid burnout.
The first of the four-units will be held Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26. Dates for Units 2-4 will be released shortly.
“Spirituality is the most overlooked factor in relieving physical pain . . .”
Unit 1: Understanding Spiritual Pain
Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Unit 1, Understanding Spiritual Pain, explores the ancient teaching, “We are the medicine,” through the perspectives of quantum science and the healing arts. Encounter the rich cultural history and practices for detecting and alleviating spiritual and emotional distress in times of loss, transition, illness and at the end of life.
Discover a Total Pain Management model and learn valuable tools and insights that facilitate examining life’s priorities, addressing death anxiety, and reconnecting one’s “soul and role.”
A team of instructors from the Sacred Art of Living Center will lead Unit 1.
Richard Groves is co-founder and executive director of the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, Oregon. He has degrees in theology, world religions, bio ethics, and law. He is co-author of The American Book of Living and Dying.
WHEN: Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm both days
WHERE: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul (Map and parking)
COST: $350, Includes meals & resources. CEUS available.
Registration through Sacred Art of Living Center