Increase the joy in your life and free up your life force by compassionately exploring and transforming confusion about what is happening when we, or those we care for, are challenged by this transition in life. By understanding the nature of our consciousness and how the dying process works biologically, we can embrace and support it with a new attitude that is freeing and expansive. You will have the opportunity to learn, meditate, listen and share your own wisdom in this warm, gentle group.
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Location: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3455 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington, ON
Cost: $60 for 4-week series
Advance registration is required by August 30, 2012. To register, email Katie Keenleyside at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905 296-3728 and leave a voicemail with your phone # and email address. We wish everyone to feel welcome to attend. If you are experiencing financial restraints, please phone 905 296-3728 to request a bursary.
Payment: You may pay by cheque or cash at the door at the first session.
Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw is a former Tibetan Buddhist nun, developer and international trainer of Transformative Mindfulness self-healing methods, offering telecourses and facilitation training internationally. She is co-author of 16 Guidelines for Life, now in six languages. She is the Founding Director of The Centre for Compassion & Wisdom and also a former director of Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Group. (www.transformativemindfulness.com) Since 1997, Dekyi-Lee has supported families and patients in the dying process. She was spiritual support clergy at Karuna Hospice in Australia, and then trained hospice volunteers at Kasih Hospice in Malaysia. She also conducted enquiry sessions to deepen compassion and wisdom in palliative care with the Palliative Care Consultation Team at Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Hospital.
Shelley Urlando is a seasoned meditation facilitator who has a passion for personal inner transformation. She is wholeheartedly dedicated to facilitating that change in others as well, especially as it relates to family. Her experience in caring for those in the dying process began as a volunteer at the Mississauga Credit Valley Hospital in 2004 reading and spending quiet time comforting those in the Critical Care Unit who had little or no family. She also offered weekly support to patients visiting Oakville Wellspring Cancer Support Centre for 5 years up to 2008. Her experience and understanding deepened greatly on a personal level while compassionately supporting her own father on his journey as his health slowly deteriorated over a two-year period to his passing in 2005.