Education
Thursday Meditation

Thursday Meditation

Join us for our Thursday Morning Meditation, 11 am-Noon, with Ed Alderette at ABODE and also via Zoom. We reflect on a brief reading and then go into meditative silence.

Family-style lunch follows at Noon.

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Yoga at ABODE

Yoga at ABODE

Regularly at ABODE! Our Resident Yoga Therapist Natalie Buster leads us in gentle stretches and energy and breath work. Come stretch your bones, express your gratitudes, connect with our Guests (and one another) and breathe in the beauty that is ABODE! Yoga is one of our many contemplative practices here. Everyone is welcome! Check our Facebook or Instagram for updates.
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Why Thinking About Death Helps You Live a Better Life

Why Thinking About Death Helps You Live a Better Life

End of Life Doula Alua Arthur TED Talk is among the best we've ever seen. Her wonderfully compassionate presentation certainly has people talking – and that's a good thing. We predict she'll inspire more and more people to pursue careers as End of Life Doulas.
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ABODE Academy 5

ABODE Academy 5

ABODE Academy 5 focuses on Heart-Centered Planning: Making Sense of Life and Death. At ABODE, we know that end-of-life planning can serve as a rich opportunity for personal growth. Becoming clear and communicating our priorities and wishes about our health and personal care, our legacy, our death care and after-death care, as well as how we’ll be remembered, will foster our peace of mind and go a long way toward reducing anxiety, regret and conflict.

Join us for these four sweet – and free – online workshops.
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ABODE Academy 5

ABODE Academy 4

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.
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ABODE Book Club and Study Group

ABODE Book Club and Study Group

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, 2022, via Zoom.
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ABODE Book Club and Study Group

ABODE Book Club and Study Group

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, 2022, via Zoom.
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ABODE Book Club and Study Group

ABODE Book Club and Study Group

Our next Book Club and Study Group starts Tuesday, Sept. 14. Join us 6:30-7:30 p.m., via Zoom. We’ll read and discuss Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life by Megory Anderson.
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