The Shared Crossing Pathway
July 2017

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The Shared Crossing Pathway

Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

July 14, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-2902-133
Teacher:
William Peters
Tuition:
$375
Plus accommodations
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Description

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.

More Information

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
Schedule

Please note this course begins Friday at 7:00 p.m., ends Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and has a special schedule:

FRIDAY
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
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
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.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

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.

Teachers

William Peters, MEd, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in grief, bereavement, and psychospiritual development. He also is founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, a nonprofit that works to raise awareness and educate people about the profound and healing experiences that are possible for the dying and their loved ones.