Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Caitlin Doughty spent three years traveling the world, learning how other cultures viewed death and cared for their dead bodies. As an expert on the funeral industry in the United States, Doughty knew she would find different perspectives and rituals on her travels, but she had no idea how stark those differences would be. Learn about the families in rural Indonesia who live with their mummified dead for years. Learn about the office buildings in Japan that retrieve mom’s ashes with a robotic arm. Most importantly, learn about how we can improve our own deaths in the West by examining the key pieces missing from the death rituals we practice.
Registration will remain open until the time of the actual event.
This live event requires ZOOM webinar software, which you will be automatically prompted to download upon clicking the access link provided to you in your confirmation and reminder emails. Zoom is an easy to use webinar software available for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. Installation should only take a moment. Please see confirmation email for further instructions.
By registering for this live webinar, you will receive the following:
- 90 minutes of live, interactive webinar content.
- 30 minutes of question-and-answer time with the teacher.
- A 30-day access to download a recording of the complete webinar, after the event. (Free software provided to view.)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: If you have a computer with a broadband connection (320 kbps minimum), web browser, and sound capabilities (microphone and speakers or headset), you will be able to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A period. Recommended System Requirements: Windows 8.1 or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, and browsers version Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome 11 or higher.
Note: Login information will be emailed to the registered student the evening prior to the event.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$50 Members & Nonmembers
This webinar 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
Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser. In 2011 she founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death, which has spawned the death positive movement. Her books, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and From Here to Eternity were both New York Times best-sellers. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs her nonprofit funeral home, Undertaking LA.