- Facilitator: Chris Ryan
March 2, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Death is the ultimate Quiet Belonging to which we all gravitate, usually involuntarily. Dying is not a medical event with spiritual implications; rather, it is a spiritual event with medical implications. Many of us as we age and become increasingly unwell, or watch as a loved one does so, ponder how best to prepare ourselves for transitioning through the gossamer-thin curtain into the next world.
-Chris Ryan, Spiritual Director
Chris has for eight years provided spiritual and emotional support to those of various faiths and none, in palliative settings in Melbourne. Often attendant family members have a more excruciating experience than those in their deathbed. Today’s seminar is based on Chris’ conversations with both the dying and their relatives and carers. It will draw attention to the deep connections between what people find meaningful, both with and without a religious connection, and their often-unexpected experiences around death. This includes a diverse range of near-death experiences.
If you are a seeker, or preparing to farewell a loved one and wanting to better understand the rich spectrum of what constitutes a ‘good death’, you will benefit from this seminar.
How can I best support someone who is dying? Is there life after death? What is it like to die? Is my dying about me?
Bring along your own ideas and pre-conceptions with a readiness to share them.
This is an in-person event. (BYO lunch)