The Dying Time: Jan. 9 Monthly Topic Class

The Landscape from Diagnosis to Death My friend Marcy Westerling didn’t hide the fact of her cancer or of her impending death. Read more about her insistence that we join her in looking her illness and her death… Read More

Remembering Together: Dec. 5 Monthly Topic Class

Ceremonies of Bereavement & Remembrance Ten years after my father’s death I wrote the eulogy he’d never had. How do we honor, and strengthen, the continuity of relationships across the veil of life and death? Join me December… Read More

Befriending Mortality 6-Week Cohort

This fall I’m launching a series of Befriending Mortality Monthly Topic Classes, along with the committed six-session cohort described here. Same content, two different formats – attend the monthly classes of your choice OR read on to consider… Read More

Befriending Mortality Classes & Cohorts

A new series of monthly Befriending Mortality classes, along with a committed six-session cohort.

A Night Of Grief & Mystery, Portland Oct 20th

“We’re born to a dangerous time. Consider that affliction or consider that assignment.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone…. Read More

Rave Reviews for Natural Death Care Workshop

More than 100 people journeyed to River View, the historic nonprofit cemetery, on April 14th to hear about greener, more meaningful ways of caring for our dead. We received universally high ratings from participants, who had this to… Read More

Natural Death Care: Green Burial & “Aqua Green Cremation”

Learn about green death care options from the region’s leading natural burial providers. Be the first to learn about “Aqua Green Cremation,” now available in the Portland area.   Details: Sat, April 14, 2018 at River View Cemetery, 0300… Read More

A Finished Heart

In advance of his Sept. 26 performance, a deeply moving, thought-provoking conversation with author and composer Eliott Cherry On September 26, Death Talk Project presents A Finished Heart, written and performed by Eliott Cherry. A Finished Heart is… Read More