Our ABODE Values guide every aspect of our work and relationships, and are expressed and advanced through the practice of contemplative living and dying. Please join us at noon Thursday, March 10, for a complimentary lunch and a deep dive into our Values with a discussion facilitated by Denise Miner-Williams. Denise played a key role in writing our ABODE Values early on.
Join us for dinner Thursday, Feb. 10, along with a performance/presentation featuring Deborah Marshall, Harpist, Music Thanatologist!
ABODE Academy 4 focuses on Death and Dying: Religious Customs and Rituals. While most of us are familiar with customs and rituals in our own faith communities, those of our neighbors can seem a bit of a mystery. Which faiths favor cremation? Which favor burial? Which believe in reincarnation? What special prayers and anointments are needed? What medications are acceptable? And how about dietary considerations, dress codes and whether those dying should face east – or west?
A better understanding of our friends and neighbors helps ensure that we can take better care of one another in our final days.
Starting Wednesday, March 23: Join us for Life After Loss, our grief support group designed to help us better understand the process of grief and how to live through it in a way that is healing.
We’ll share experiences and support one other through a combination of teaching, discussion and learning activities.
We’ll read and discuss The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom, by L.S. Dugdale MD. The group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Sept. 20, via Zoom.
We’ll read and discuss The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski. The group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Jan. 18, via Zoom.
ABODE Founder Edwin Sasek and Father Richard Rohr talk about ABODE’s contemplative approach to end of life care.
Care for the Caregiver: Refilling Our Cup "There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers." – Rosalynn Carter More than 53 million...
6-Week ABODE Academy Whether you’re interested in learning more about death and dying, you’re in the hospice field and want to partner with us or you’re already an ABODE volunteer – or considering volunteering – this is a wonderful way to become acquainted with ABODE...
We’ll read and discuss the book that helped influence ABODE’s beginnings: Being with Dying by Joan Halifax. The group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom, the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, starting Jan. 12. RSVP today!