We hosted some amazing programs in September, if you weren’t able to attend, here is some of what you missed:

This was our third Death and Cake and it really seems to be hitting it's stride with far raging conversations including By Nathaniel C. Sheetz, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=644626
· Burial Practices around the World
· Advanced Directives
· Home Funerals
· Hospice and Palliative Care
· US medicine and end – of – life care
· Social media and what happens to it when we die
· Green Burials
· The Funeral Industry

These aren’t morbid or scary events, but a place to clear misconceptions, get better information about end of life, and share experiences. Plus, we laugh a lot, not morbid or gallows humor – just the joy of release and discovery.

 

John Thornton shared his experiences at Regina Rivers’ program – “Come Fly With Me: Traversing the Three Non-Ordinary Worlds” on his website, here is a highlight:

I listened to the sound of Regina’s steady drumbeat and the quiet chanting in the background, I had a strange moment of uncertainty, “When did the chanting start?” I couldn’t quite make out the words, but it was multiple voices chanting in a language I couldn’t understand, but was so clear enough that I was almost sure it was a recording Regina had started after the Journey had begun. It wasn’t. As the drumming ceased the chants faded away.

I was a little shy asking about the chanting during our discussion afterward, but I wasn’t the only one who heard it. “Sometimes the drum sings,” Regina replied.