Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection with loved ones and a greater acceptance of death, whenever it may come.
Designed for individuals—at any stage of life—who wish to mindfully prepare for this great mystery, The Shared Crossing Pathway offers conscious ways to embrace a loving end-of-life experience—whether our own, or a loved one’s. Using guided visualizations, practices from Eastern and Western wisdom traditions, lectures, and small group discussions, we journey together to gain access to:
- Reduced anxiety and fear about death and dying
- Greater ease in being around friends and loved ones who are dying
- Gratitude for a heartfelt connection with loved ones
- A capacity to enable a shared crossing experience
- An improved sense of well-being in everyday life
This program is appropriate for health-care care professionals and hospice workers, mental health professionals, individuals facing end-of-life with a loved one, and anyone interested in preparing for a conscious and loving end-of-life experience. Attending this program with a loved one, friend, or caregiver can greatly enrich relationships and end-of-life experiences together.
This workshop begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. and ends Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Faculty asks that you read the following book in preparation for the course:
- Glimpses of Eternity: Sharing a Loved One’s Passage From This Life to the Next by Raymond A. Moody and Paul Perry
Faculty also recommends you read the following books for further study:
- The Art of Dying by Peter Fenwick & Elizabeth Fenwick
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
- Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die by David Kessler
Please note this course begins Friday at 7:00 p.m., ends Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and has a special schedule:
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
William Peters, MEd, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in ...
Tuition & Fees
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The Shared Crossing Pathway
Accommodations cover your room, Omega's overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
1 Night/Per Person Rates
|Friday or Saturday||Sunday-Thursday||7-Night Stay|
|$ 50.00||$ 35.00||$ 35.00|
Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00