Heartspace for Healing and Hospice – Level 1

Training Weekend 

Workshop Date/Time: (public training workshops for 2024 currently booked to capacity but please inquire about private bookings)

Location: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Heartspace Training is an introduction to simple and effective practices offering spiritual/emotional nourishment, clarity, and a fresh new way to connect with their loved ones during otherwise challenging times. Open to beginners and seasoned practitioners who are looking for a refresher course.

Limited enrollment. Please be sure to register early.

Participants will learn powerful assistive meditation practices to offer their loved ones, bringing about deep relaxation and promoting healing for all involved. During this weekend, we will also cover how to most effectively employ the Clear Light Meditation for the Dying, beyond the basic suggestions on our complimentary instruction cards available for families. For more information about this beautiful practice, please click here.

Students are encouraged to attend our regular practice sessions. Additional sessions may be arranged within your community upon request.

Pre-requisites: No previous experience necessary

Instructor: Melissa Lewis, RN BSN has dedicated much of her career to caring for individuals and families in home health and hospice. Her extensive training with The Clear Light Society’s Founding Director, Patricia Shelton began in 1995 as a student at Boston University. She has been leading meditation groups, offering inservices / workshops for both medical professionals and the general community, and currently 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 click here to access the online publication of Blissful Death, Chapter 1, by CLS Founding Director Patricia Shelton.

Practice Attendance:  Following this training, we highly recommend that participants attend practice meetings to develop confidence in their skills and 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.

What to wear/bring: Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing with layers and are welcome to bring personal pillows, blankets/mats, and water bottle. (Only water will be allowed in meeting/practice areas and must be left outside of the tatami room) There are many restaurants available for lunch in the local area.

Meeting times: Classes will begin promptly at 9am and run until about 4pm both Saturday and Sunday (Also available in 4 day training format of 3-4 hours each)

Cost: First Time Attendees are encouraged to contribute as much as they are able so that others may do the same using our sliding scale.

Please contact us for any further questions regarding this program, payment, and/or registration.

Register: I read and agree with the Refund PolicyDisclaimer of Responsibility below.

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Returning attendees

If you have previously attended a Level 1 training program with CLS and wish to retake it as a refresher course, we are asking for a free-will donation to help support our community services.



No refunds are granted for no shows or cancellations except if course, workshop, retreat or program is withdrawn by CLS.  By registering to any course, workshop or retreat, you acknowledge and agree with our Refund Policy. 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. 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.



“This training made real for us the knowledge that when the moment comes, anyone can be helped to return to the clear light out of which we were born and into which we die.”
-Gad Horowitz, Ph.D., Shannon Bell, Ph.D. Toronto, Canada


“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