She is my jewel. . . . She is my death-jewel, beauteous, and when she dies, she will die a complete death, like a true animal lying on the prairie, an instrument tuned by the wind, snow and sun played on by the hooves of the oldest galloping stars. JANET FRAME Death Jewel Radio was […]
Being with Dying
During the final stages of the dying experience I provide non-medical support in coordination with hospice/medical care in your area. I will help you to create a plan and be on-call to guide and support your circle of care. This is a challenging and sacred time. We all deserve the information and support that enables […]
Frank Ostaseski, co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco wrote this beautiful book about death and love. Ostaseski created the Metta Institute where he teaches on spirituality in dying. Five Precepts by Frank Ostaseski Founder, Metta Institute A while back, I developed five precepts as companions on the journey of accompanying the dying. […]
2018 40 minute documentary film by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman about terminally ill patients in a San Francisco hospital meeting medical practitioners seeking to change the perception around life and death.
A beautiful intimate doc film about death within the life cycle of the family. website for the film
Stories and reflections from the first palliative care ward for people with AIDS in Paris.
The series offers alternatives to fear and avoidance with opportunities to learn, connect with other mortals, and take action for better lives and deaths. Death Leaves Home: navigating the medical landscape Life with Death: ecology and bodies Memorial Arts: saying goodbye and honoring our dead Dying in Community: building capacity and infrastructure for end of […]
Roshi Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. Being with Dying is also the name of a training program she created for clinicians working with people who are seriously ill and dying.
Some articles about current research: New YorkerNIHNew York TimesThe Atlantic
Hospice nurses perspectives on end of life care.