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The Heart of the Matter: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying

The Heart of the Matter: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying
Is there some powerful truth about life and about healing that we can receive from these few who, as they went through the process of dying, deeply realized their own wholeness?

There are riches deep within the sea, but if it is safety you seek, stay upon the shore. Physical healing, emotional healing, spiritual healing, collective healing – the journey to wholeness takes many forms and has as many starting points as there are people who embark upon the journey.

Each of us is at a particular point on her or his healing path, confronting our next challenge, often without clearly knowing whether attitudes or practices we have been using to facilitate growth in ourselves or in our clients are becoming stale, without knowing which direction we should now turn to create meaningful transformation.

In this workshop we will draw upon the wisdom of Buddhism, the diagnostic message coming from the connection between stages of early childhood development and energetic patterns in the adult body, as well as the softening and the passion of an open heart.

Having explored these wisdom traditions during 35 years of being a guide to the dying, a clear and practical paradigm for the healing path has become apparent to me. Healing occurs through direct contact with the Sacred, through realization of our true nature. There are no shortcuts, but certainly neither taking unnecessary detours nor spending time spinning our wheels can inspire us along what is often a difficult journey to a life consciously lived.

During this workshop we will explore together a clear, concise and usable model of the healing process that can specifically diagnose and identify the next step that is transformational for each of us, even during crisis. Short, intensive, guided meditations and other practices will be presented in order to create a healing experience that will lead to a life consciously and compassionately lived and eventually to a conscious death. We're all caregivers and are all seekers of healing. These deeply uncertain times are an incredible opportunity.

Workshop will be conducted by Dale Borglum, Ph.D., who, with Stephen Levine and Ram Dass, established the Hanuman Foundation Dying Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first center supporting conscious dying in the U.S. He has been the Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in Santa Fe and since 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-author with Ram Dass, Daniel Goleman and Dwarka Bonner of Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook, Bantam Books and has taught meditation since 1974. Dale lectures and gives workshops on the topics of spiritual support for those with life-threatening illness and on caregiving as spiritual practice.

Wellness Spirituality