A Collaborative Initiative Dedicated to Shifting
Individual & Cultural Understandings of Death & Dying
The Art of Dying Institute, an initiative of the New York Open Center, is designed to address the need for a cultural awakening around the themes of death, how we die and the consequences for how we live. The Institute emerged from the collective knowledge and vision derived from five world-class Art of Dying conferences and extensive course offerings in end-of-life care, bereavement and the spiritual and scientific exploration of consciousness. Its goal is to foster and serve an engaged community of end-of-life care practitioners; those facing life-threatening illness and their families; researchers, educators, students and scholars; front-line innovators; and investors.
To awaken a deeper inquiry and more conscious engagement with death and dying.
The Art of Dying Institute, an initiative of the New York Open Center, offers a variety of innovative programs, addressing the need for cultural awakening around themes of death, how we die, and the consequences for how we live.
To offer integrative courses, workshops, advanced trainings, and certificate programs, led by experts, pioneers and earnest practitioners, and to partner with front-line innovators and organizations to generate national and international forums for meaningful exchange.
In phases over the next two years, we will begin to:
- Offer integrative courses, workshops, advanced training and professional certification programs taught by experts and practitioners.
- Create opportunities for and actively support progressive research exploring spiritual, scientific and practical approaches to death and dying.
- Provide national and international forums for meaningful community exchange, discussion, information dissemination and engagement.
- Partner with frontline practitioners, coalitions and organizations, including hospice, palliative care units, hospitals and medical centers, universities, associations, foundations, related non- and for-profit organizations and other key stakeholders.
- Solicit investments at scale and mobilize funding and other resources that support an integrative and transformative approach to death and dying.
Compassion toward the dying is at the heart of the Institute’s approach and is a core value of all spiritual traditions.
The Institute’s commitment to a transformative, holistic worldview and its engagement with international thought leaders make it uniquely positioned to lead the exploration of these profound issues.
Bringing together the finest speakers and researchers in the world, the Art of Dying Conferences are known for their excellence and professionalism. We consider the high quality of our programming to be one of our hallmarks.
The Institute draws on a broad range of spiritual traditions and cultural perspectives. It is an ecumenical embracing of diversity.
Legacy & the Transformative Power of Giving
We believe in the transformative power of giving and encourage all individuals, foundations, and institutions interested in alleviating human suffering to invest in and support an integrative approach to death and dying.
ART OF DYING INSTITUTE FEATURED TRAINING:
Integrative Thanatology Certificate – A Death Education Program
Today there is a clear call to understand and work with death and dying in new and more open ways. Our culture is awakening to a more conscious view of our own mortality. This certification program is intended to reframe our current conception of dying and reclaim the wisdom and practices of the past. It provides health care practitioners, and those with a profound interest in the energetics of living and dying, with a unique set of skills to deepen their understanding of the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical aspects of the dying experience. More Info
COLLABORATION & MASTERY
In the Fall catalog, we spoke to the importance of collaboration as the key to the continual growth of the Art of Dying Institute, announcing new partnerships, in support of this mission.
ONE SUCH PARTNERSHIP IS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL END OF LIFE DOULA ASSOCIATION (INELDA), with the promise to bring new programming and initiatives. Click here for details on the next session of the End-of-Life-Doula program taking place in May 2020.
Through our association with The Four Winds, The Art of Dying Institute will be hosting
The Dying Consciously Teacher Training as part of the Art of Dying Mastery Series.
Art of Dying Mastery Series, is the next phase in our continual evolution of the Art of Dying Institute’s mission, to offer a variety of innovative programs addressing the need for cultural awakening around themes of death, how we die, and the consequences for how we live. In order to continue to cultivate a strong community of practitioners, leaders and advocates, we are committed to providing trainings, programs and initiatives to introduce and/or advance one’s studies in the Death and Dying Space.
Our 2020 Art of Dying Mastery Series include:
The End of Life Doula Training
Dying Consciously Teacher Training
To learn more about the Art of Dying Institute, and its programs and initiatives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & TRAININGS
For more information:
Art of Dying Institute
22 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 219- 2527 Ext. 2
UPCOMING PROGRAMS, TRAININGS, AND EVENTS
Art of Dying Institute’s 2020 programs reflect our commitment to bringing a wealth of content that will appeal to everyone from the curious seeker to the professional healthcare provider.
Grief, Survival & Healing Rituals in African American Culture – Tashel Bordere – Online Program
Sunday, July 19
Music as Medicine at the End of Life – Catharine DeLong – Online Program
Saturday, July 25
Transition by Design: Planning an Inspired & Intentional Funeral – Amy Cunningham – Online Program
Saturdays, August 15 & 22
Finding Hope & Healing After Loss – David Kessler – Online Program
Sundays, August 16 & 23
Grief Yoga: Honoring Loss & Moving Into Empowerment – Paul Denniston – Online Program