Daily Dying: The Gateway to Living Well

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Palliative Care Institute is partnering with the Turtle Haven Community to bring Dr. Ravi Ranvindra to Bellingham.

Dr. Ravi Ravindra marries deep studies in both science and comparative religions to explore important questions of our age. In this community conversation, he will help us explore how holding an understanding of our own mortality can enrich our living.

Dr. Ravindra’s spiritual search has led him to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, G. I. Gurdjieff, Zen, Yoga, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions. He is the author of several books on religion, science, mysticism, and spirituality, including Whispers from the Other Shore: Spiritual Search--East and West, and Science and the Sacred: Eternal Wisdom in a Changing World.

Using these lenses, Dr. Ravindra will help us explore the questions that facing our own mortality brings to the surface, both personally and culturally.  Mainstream American culture has a paradoxical relationship with dying. On the one hand, our media focuses on death through violence and war, and on the other hand, although we are all moving toward death from the moment of our birth, we turn away from the intimacy of considering our own dying or the death of those we love.

Proceeds from this event will support other Palliative Care Institute community conversations.

Tickets in advance are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students.  At the door $25 for adults, $15 for students.   Use the registration link below to purchase advance tickets.  Scholarships are available for those with restricted incomes.  Contact pci@wwu.edu to request a scholarship code.

 

Dr. Ravindra will also be offering an in-depth exploration of these topics in a weekend retreat (October 20 and 21) at the Turtle Haven Sanctuary on the Nooksack River in Deming, WA.  This retreat will include reflection and discussion, guided meditations, sacred song and earth-based wanderings on the Path of Hope, shrine trail, the labyrinth, and the river’s edge.  For more information contact info@turtlehavensanctuary.com or call 360.303.3892