Date & Time
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Death is a universal human experience whose meaning depends largely upon culture. In this workshop, we examine the diversity of cultural responses to death and dying, linking beliefs to ceremonial practices.
Covered in this course are the following:
- The variety of ways that cultures across the planet conceive of death and express grief
- How to work with people who conceive of death differently than you do
- The importance of sacred community for the individual facing death as well as the family dealing with loss
- How celebrating death encourages us to live life more fully in the here and now
- How a variety of indigenous peoples ceremonialize the death experience
Join us on this global journey to uncover the diverse human meanings connected to the mystery of death.
A Half-Day Workshop
Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
$110 (Members & Nonmembers)
This workshop can be taken alone or as part of the New York Open Center’s Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology. Click HERE for more information.
This program is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center
Robert Vetter, M.A. is a cultural anthropologist whose life work concerns the intersection of spirituality and healing in diverse indigenous cultures. His original fieldwork focused on Native North American medicine, especially that of the Southern Plains. Along with his adopted uncle, medicine man Richard Tartsah Sr., he authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family. He has studied Curanderismo both in the United States and in Mexico and maintains a healing practice as well as a community temazcal (Mesoamerican sweat lodge) in New York.