“In our modern western culture we have developed an astounding abhorrence to death, the natural and inevitable counterpart to life. With our belief in the power of technology to overcome the forces of nature, we have come to view old age and death as a kind of enemy, something that needs to be vanquished. We have bestowed increasing importance upon the power of our minds and have lost touch with the heart’s ability to embrace the void, the darkness, the great mystery.  This approach brings with it a profound fear in the face of an unconquerable force that is an integral part of life itself. And so, in our fear, we skirt around the subject of death at all costs.” —Prema Sheerin

What is your relationship with death?  What would you need in order to have a peaceful death? 

Creating a relationship with death is a vital part of being fully engaged with life.  So many of us put off attending to important aspects of this transition because we are in denial that death might come at any time.  And yet a peaceful death can be in the details.  Just as in going on a journey, there are certain things that need to be in place in order for you to truly relax and be present, so it is with the journey of death.  And knowing that these things are taken care of also allows us to be more relaxed and present in the journey of life.  What if you had the opportunity to just show up to a class and be walked, step by step, through taking care of all the practical aspects of each phase of the journey of death – before, during and after?

Sacred Fire Community Lifeways offering a four-part webinar in which you will…

  • Experience a safe container in which to share and talk with others about this  potent subject that we don’t normally get to explore.
  • Receive a comprehensive Peaceful Dying Project Guidebook and be guided through the process of; creating an Advanced Directive or Living Will; appointing a Health Care Power of Attorney; expressing your wishes and appointing promise-holders for your funeral and burial; expressing your wishes for funerary rites; and creating or updating your will.  By the end of the class you will have the opportunity to have a package of forms filled out and ready to take to a notary public or your lawyer for final approval.
  • Find out about the Funerary Rites that are available through the Sacred Fire Community and how they can support and guide you or your loved ones’ soul to find it’s way back to it’s ancestral home after you die.

Prema Sheerin, a marakame (shaman) in the Huichol tradition and head of the Sacred Fire Community’s Death and Dying Council, holds space for true transformation. Prema speaks about death in ways that we haven’t heard before, but that feel true and real. And in this webinar, she will provide experiences and materials that will assist us in preparing for this transition so that we can approach it, or help others to do so, with equanimity and grace.

Register now for the Lifeways Peaceful Dying Project webinar.

Cost: $60 for the series

Dates: 8-9:30 PM Eastern time on these Wednesdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/30, and a Wednesday in February to be determined.

Worried you’ll miss one or more classes? The series is being recorded, so you won’t miss a thing.

“This workshop changed my life. I recommend it to everyone who is willing, or called, to be with deep change in their lives.  I learned that letting go is a good thing, that it makes way for a new way of being. I learned a profound process for taking care of myself as I move through change. And Prema’s wonderful way of receiving and answering questions let me know I was being deeply heard, held and respected.  I recommend her teaching with a full heart.” —River Grace DeHart, North Carolina, USA, about Prema’s Way of Transition workshop

Learn more about the Peaceful Dying Project.

Learn more about Lifeways.

Meet Prema Sheerin. Or read a recent article by Prema about our relationship with death.