Workshop

The Shared Crossing Pathway

Jul 14 - Jul 16 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Explore conscious ways to embrace a loving end-of-life experience with William Peters, founder of the Shared Crossing Project.

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.

Meet the Teachers

  • William Peters, MEd, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

The Shared Crossing Pathway

$ 375.00

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.

TYPE Rate - 2 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 594.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 692.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 500.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 538.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 578.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 436.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 386.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 368.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 366.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 282.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 236.00

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

Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00