The Art of Dying IV: Living, Dying & Being in Between (The Art ofDying IV)

Venue: Menla Moutain Retreat

Location: Phonicia, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2010
Registration Date: Oct 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Aug 30, 2010
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The Art of Dying, one of the country’s leading conferences on spiritual, scientific and practical approaches to living and dying, returns this fall
October 1-3, 2010
Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY

A New York Open Center and Tibet House Co-sponsored Event

Michael Kearney, Robert Thurman, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, Frank Osteseski and other presenters

There is a clear call in American society to talk about death in new and more open ways.
Our culture is awakening to a more conscious view of our own mortality as well as moving closer to traditions which suggest that knowing how to die well is the secret to living well.

This conference aims to help us make peace with our death and, in so doing, find better ways to live. The conference presenters will include a variety of experts and innovators in their fields including those who are steeped in Tibetan and other cultures, those trained in modern medicine, and those who work with the dying. Together they will examine the issues we must all face: What is death? How can our own death and the death of those we love be faced with courage and awareness? Does consciousness survive death and, if so, what might we expect? How can we best prepare? And how can we work more compassionately and intelligently with the dying?

This event, open to all, should help us see how death can become much less frightening for ourselves and our loved ones. It brings together outstanding figures in palliative care—doctors, nurses, hospice workers, therapists, and bereavement counselors—with spiritual teachers possessed of profound and sophisticated approaches to death. The fundamental revision of our approach to death is one of the most significant ways we can enhance our approach to life. Please join us for this unique, informed and heartfelt exploration of a more holistic approach to death and dying.

Pre-conference institutes with Frank Ostaseski and Michael and Radule Kearney.

Plenary talks and workshops with Robert Thurman, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, Frank Ostaseski, Marianne Willaimson, Ponlop Rinpoche, Leslie Blackhall, Elena Avila, Marianne Williamson, Simcha Raphael, Ponlop Rinpoche, Marian Spadone, Michael and Radule Kearney, and Henry Fersko-Weiss.

Post-conference retreat with Robert Thurman, Ponlop Rinpoche, Henry Fersko-Weiss. and Leslie Blackhall.

$430 by August 30
$470 after August 30

For complete scheduling information or to register, go to or contact Menla Mountain Retreat 845.688.6897


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