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Life, Death and Transformation

Life, Death and Transformation

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  • Sun 27 Sep ’15, 10:00am – 5:00pm


The Wellington Study Group Rooms, 31 Hobson Crescent, Thorndon, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $110.00

Life, Death and Transformation

Led by Hilary Lovelace and Stephen Archer

The body is designed to die: death surrounds us, but our denial of it sets a limit on our living.
This workshop opens a personal and experiential inquiry into our own mortality. Our purpose is to explore how freeing up our relationship with death can become a transformative force for healing and wellbeing. Participants will be guided through ways to connect more deeply with their inner wisdom with opportunities for sharing as well as silent contemplation in the nurturing atmosphere of the group energy.

Main contents:
- The implications of living in a death-phobic society
- Guided death meditation
- Mindful movement
- Facilitated group enquiry
- Contemplation of the life force, forgiveness and gratitude

Please bring food to share for a light lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Further information Contact Stephen on 0274 356352 or email stephenarcher@mindfulness-training.co.nz or email Hilary: hilarylovelace@xtra.co.nz

About the facilitators:
Hilary has worked with the dying throughout her 30 year nursing career, which includes district nursing, palliative care nursing in both hospice and community, and research into ‘End of Life Experiences’ with Dr. Peter Fenwick. She began meditation practise in 1982 and attended ten-day silent retreats at Amaravati Buddhist Centre in the UK.
In recent years Hilary has discovered her love for group work, recognising its transformational potential and follows her heart facilitating groups and individuals around New Zealand. She is passionate about people being self aware and accessing their own inherent life-wisdom which surfaces at times of great need. She has great respect for the intrinsic intelligence of the dying process and is enthusiastic about investigating our relationship with our own death.

Stephen has a degree in Eastern Religions and practiced mindfulness of death meditations during the 13 years he spent as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition. He works as a mindfulness educator and trainer and facilitates mindfulness programmes in Primary Health Care and workplaces. He also offers residential retreats and public courses and is Director of Mindfulness Training, a Wellington-based service provider.

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