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For over twenty years, I have been blessed to be in close contact with many people who were approaching death. Almost all of these people were reaching out for healing–healing in relationship to death, healing in relationship to illness, in relationship to a wounded heart, to separation from their own self.… read more →
Late this past summer I went on a pilgrimage to remote Western Tibet, circumambulating Mt Kailash and the nearby Lake Manasarovar. This journey was physically challenging, especially since my hip had been replaced earlier in the year-hiking over an 18,600 foot pass, snow, hail, high winds, rain, mud, sand, sleeping on the ground, days removed from any sign of civilization.… read more →
Gandhi, when asked how we should choose to live our lives, suggested that we ask ourselves “How will our next action affect the poorest of the poor?” In the twenty-first century Western world we still encounter those who are very poor in the material sense of the word, but for many of us, the most pervasive and profound poverty we come into contact with is poverty of the spirit-depression, divisiveness, fear, anger.… read more →
What has remained constant with the Living/Dying Project since our last newsletter is our commitment to serving individual clients. The poem “Facing the Wall” and the articles “Reflections of a Volunteer” and “Approaching the Unspeakable” in this issue speak directly to our commitment to bring spiritual support to those with life-threatening illnesses.… read more →
by Dale Borglum, Executive Director
We are all going to die but don’t know when. Life is precious. These truths are traditionally contemplated to motivate a spiritual seeker to persist, with patience and trust, during the work of uncovering and then embracing the resistance that seemingly separates us from each other and our true selves.… read more →