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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
This event was part of Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love

Multicultural Spirituality: Finding Meaning after Loss

Hosted by Roshni Kavate, MESO

Multicultural Spirituality: Finding Meaning after Loss
Cross Cultural reflections from Christian-Buddhist-Taoist perspective on Spirituality of death and dying. And exploring grief, making meaning and indigenous rituals from a Filipino lens.

We continue to explore spirituality of death, dying, making meaning and rituals from a multicultural perspective. These themes are universal and affects us all, yet our distinct cultures and voices seldom have a chance to be heard. Join us as we unearth these stories and create a culture of honoring the wisdom that we all hold.

Guest Speakers:

Bringing 40 years of experience inspiring wellness with clients, Jade Young, MDiv, Interfaith Hospice Chaplain, is a 3rd generation Chinese American, born and raised in Hawaii. She will discuss the “Spirituality of Death and Dying,” from a cross-cultural Christian/Buddhist/Taoist perspective.

Sometimes life throws us a curve ball - an unexpected diagnosis, a loss of job or income, other unpredictable setbacks. How we meet these abrupt changes, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, can directly affect the quality of our lives, our relationships and our personal wellbeing.

Jun Caole grew up in a salt farming family surrounded by the stories and rituals rooted in indigenous practices of the Philippines. He will share stories of his family's tradition and why community is at the heart of keeping the spirituality of our ancestors alive.

Jun Caole is the Staff Chaplain serving UCSF Health’s Mission Bay campus and is ordained as a United Methodist minister. Prior to coming to UCSF, Jun was a congregational pastor in Methodist churches in the Philippines and Iowa for 15 years, followed by over 15 years of service as a staff chaplain at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA. He is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and certified as a grief facilitator by the American Academy of Bereavement.

Your Hosts: Tida Beattie is Thai-American and is training to be an eldercare consultant and end of life doula. Roshni Kavate is the Founder of Wellness startup Cardamom and Kavate, dedicated to reclaiming nourishing practices rooted in ancestral wisdom for collective liberation. They met in a Reimagine breakout room and discovered they both want to bring to light marginalized immigrant experiences with the US healthcare system at end of life.

Talk, Panel, & Conversation Storytelling Grief Support