Spiritually Assisting at the
Moment of Death
4 Part Training Series
Class dates: April 26, May 3, 10, & 24
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Registration closes April 18, 2018
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society (Downstairs Meeting Room)
153 Vernon Street West, Manchester CT
Moment of Death Training will meet over the course of 4 Thursday evenings. It will offer an introduction to simple and effective techniques which allow practitioners to find nourishment, clarity, and a fresh new way to connect with their loved ones during otherwise challenging times . Open to beginners and veteran practitioners who are looking for a refresher course.
Participants will learn methods for transforming strong emotions, for using personalized prayer/song/ and/or poetry in synchronization with the breath of their loved ones to bring about deep relaxation and relief for all involved, and for practicing a powerful meditation which assists your loved one to recognize the experience of Clear Light at The Moment of Death.
This module also offers students exposure to needed community practice; students are encouraged to attend our regular practice sessions. (please see meetup.com for updated schedule) and additional sessions may be arranged within your community upon request.
Instructor: Melissa Lewis, RN BSN has dedicated much of her career to caring for individuals and families in home health and hospice and currently covers Hospice Triage for Hartford Healthcare at Home. She began training extensively with The Clear Light Society’s Founding Director, Patricia Shelton in 1995. Her core practicum included zen meditation and koan study, Emotional Mastery of Body Mind, Heartspace Meditation, and the Clear Light Meditation for the Dying, which was recognized as a Terma (Wisdom Treasure) by the Venerable Trungpa Rinpoche. She leads meditation groups, offers inservices / workshops for both medical professionals and the general community, and now serves as the Director of Training and Services. She is the successive lineage holder for The Clear Light Society.
Books: While there are no required readings for this course, please stay tuned for the online publication of Blissful Death, by CLS Founding Director Patricia Shelton.
Assignments: Participants are encouraged to practice what they learned between meetings to help develop confidence in their skills.
Practice Attendance: We highly recommend that participants attend practice meetings to maintain competency. Practice sessions will correspond with the information presented in course and will reinforce what is learned in class. It is important to understand that this course is more than just an intellectual exploration or a belief system, but it is visceral experience that encompasses the mind, body, and senses.
Meeting times: Classes will begin promptly at 6 p.m. April 26th and will run roughly 2 – 3 hours in duration
Cost: First Time Attendees pay $250 for the 4 sessions. Retaking Helping at the Moment of Death Training? If you have previously attended this course and wish to retake it as a refresher course, we are asking for a donation of $100 to help support our community services.
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If a student wishes to cancel his/her registration to any course, workshop or retreat, the CLS may provide credit to the student toward another corresponding future course, workshop or retreat taken with the Fellowship. The student needs to provide a written request for credit sent via email to CLS one week prior to the first day of class, workshop or retreat. Credit toward a course will only be granted for one year after the date of cancellation.
Disclaimer of Responsibility: By registering for this program. I, the course member, specifically waive any and all claims of action against CLS and staff for damages, loss, injury, accident, or death due to negligence on the part of any organization or employee providing services included in this course, organization or employee providing included in this course.
“I wish to express the gratitude of the entire McCormack family for your assistance at the death of my beloved sister Julie. We were by her side, watching her struggle, not knowing how to be with her and longing for direction and some sense of peace. [the Clear Light Practitioner] graciously came to the hospital and led our family through what proved to be one of the most powerful, uplifting and peaceful experiences any of us may ever know. In my estimation the family’s strength through subsequent days has been a direct result of that experience. I’m sure you understand how inadequate the words “thank you” seem under the circumstance.”
B.J. McCormack, M.D., Brockton, Massachusetts