heart-centered – authentic – respectful – open
Conversation Circle is an invitation to connect to community.
When we sit in conversation, we open ourselves up to each other and offer permission to share ideas and opinions
Experience a shift, an epiphany, a soul stir, or a heart change
Conversation Circle will now be held on Zoom – similar to the in-person events, except we’ll be face-to-face on our computers!
Conversation is about hearing and being heard. It’s also about permission and possibility.
Friday, May 22, 2020 – 1:30 to 3:00 pm – Topic: Dying to Talk – A Conversation Around Doing Death Better
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov
the times they are a changing…
- In June of 2018, it was reported that the number of Canadians choosing medically assisted death (MAID) jumped 30% with 1,523 medically assisted deaths.
- In 2016, B.C. was ranked as the highest province in Canada with 188 medically assisted deaths (MAID) recorded, of which 77 were on Vancouver Island, more than any other region in B.C.
- The cremation rate is fast approaching 70% in Canada
- Death Doulas are part of an emerging trend to reclaim death and provide guidance at end of life
- There is a movement afoot to ‘bring death home ‘with an increasing interest in home funerals.
We invite you into the Circle to chat about Death and Dying and to open a conversation about how we might all ‘do death better”.
The fact is that no one gets out alive, and while the circumstances may not be entirely within out control, more than we imagine is often possible. Let’s explore the options together.
Arrive with a curious mind and an open heart.
Leave with a better understanding and additional resources to keep the conversation going.
Conversation Circle Format
- One person speaks at a time
- Speak and listen from the heart and with respect
- Welcome diverse points of view and listen without judgement
- Offer experience rather than advice
- Share what is personal not what is private
- Honour confidentiality
The Circle is a chance to be curious, to think beyond what’s known, to question, to challenge and to learn.
Each circle includes a new topic and uses a format adapted from Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book ‘The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World’.
Circles are 90 minutes long and include an opening meditation, a 15 minute speak on the topic, suggested conversation starters and small group discussions.
Join the circle and bring along a spirit that needs to speak, or a heart that needs to hear.
|Linda Hunter is an independent, professional writer and event planner who is dedicated to service, open to possibility, and who aspires to walk a path of grace. She is passionate about communal living, nurturing relationships, and doing death better. Linda is the co visionary behind Deathly Matters – A Community in Conversation; and the blogger behind LOVING LARGE Living Small. You can connect with Linda through Dying with Grace.
“we’re all just walking each other home” – Ram Dass.
Linda Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org | www.livingwithgrace.ca | www.LOVINGLARGElivingsmall.ca