Beholding the Light: The Power and Gift of Death

Nov 01, 2023 7:00PM


ONLINE: Eastern Time (USA, Canada)

Cost $40 - $90

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Join us for a three-part series exploring the power and gift of death. We will explore the moment of death, the power of a community vigil, and the soul’s journey between death and rebirth.

It is impossible to live the full spectrum of the human experience without also experiencing the power of death and dying. We face this within our own lives, and we also meet the profundity of loss when someone we love crosses the threshold. As we approach All Souls Day on November 1, the yearly remembrance of those who have crossed, we will enter a process to more deeply understand the moment of death, the power of community vigil, and the interval in between death and rebith that contains much wisdom for living a fully realized and conscious life.

Join us for leading thoughts from Kyoko Kyamara, Patrick Kennedy, and Marianne Dietzel, and be nourished by conversation and reflections facilitated by Linda Bergh, Kathleen Bowen, Jennifer Fox, and Sandra LaGrega. Together we will create a mood of reverence and sharing to help foster deeper understanding, healing and peace.

What: Three 90-minute sessions, plus a BONUS session on All Souls Day

When: October 11, 18, 25 and November 1
Wednesdays at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET for 90 min via Zoom

The November 1 session will be open for registration as a stand-alone event for those who wish to join without taking part in the whole series. It is included for all who register for “Beholding the Light: The Power and Gift of Death.”

Not able to attend live? This program will be recorded and distributed to all registrants. We encourage you to attend live to receive the benefits of community connection and conversation.


Contribution Levels
Suggested: $60
Supporter: $90
Youth and Equity: $40


October 11: Holding Vigil and the Wisdom of Natural Death Care
with Kyoko Katayama & Linda Bergh
How does a vigil support the family and friends of the one who has died, and how is it a way of holding sacred spiritual space for the living?

October 18: The Moment of Death and the Vigil from a Spiritual Perspective
with Rev. Patrick Kennedy & Kathleen Bowen
What is the journey of the soul during the three days after death? How does a vigil support that journey and our connection to our beloved?

October 25: Journey between Death and Birth
with Marianne Dietzel, Sandra LaGrega, and Jennifer Fox
In this session, we will hear more about what happens in the journey of the soul between death and rebirth. We will explore how this can help us in our living.

November 1: At the Threshold: The Container of Community
with Linda Bergh, and Marianne and Dennis Dietzel
This reader’s theater was originally performed at the Sacred Gateway Conference hosted by the ASA in Harlemville, NY, in 2019. More information available coming soon!