LIFE, DEATH AND AFTER – AUTUMN EQUINOX
Thursday 19th September 7 pm – 8:30 pm (UK time)
Online – Zoom
This online workshop, hosted by Jude Murray and Richard Harding, will lead us in a gentle exploration of death and dying. Each connected -but standalone- workshop is held around one of the Solstices or Equinoxes, mapping both the seasonal journey, and the inner spiritual journey,
The Autumnal Equinox is when the hours of daytime and nighttime are equal, a time of transition from summer into winter. It.officially marks the beginning of Autumn, and the time of the harvest and is a traditional time of thanksgiving.
We will share ritual space to facilitate discussions and meditations safely, around the theme of death: feelings, ideas, cultural associations, fears, mythologies, concerns and questions. Using the Nine Contemplations of Atisha as taught by Joan Halifax, we will weave this theme through meditation, ritual, poetry and discussion.
Jude and Richard both have extensive experience of working with people and nature in and through the process of dying and beyond. Jude is an inititated Druid, lay minister, celebrant and ritual leader, embodiment facilitator, yogini and hospital chaplain. Richard is a healer, ritual space maker, paramedic practitioner, yogi, forest gardener and plant alchemist.