The Sacred Gateway: Creating Death-Caring Communities [Apr 26-26-28, Hawthorne Valley, NY]

A conference April 26, 27, 28, at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, Ghent, NY

Are we not all woven like bright blossoms
With strands of light into one flowering wreath - 
Those of us who breathe the breath of heaven
And those who breathe the naked air beneath. 

So like one unfading cosmic garland, 
So firmly, ever newly intertwined, 
We weave the life-web of the seamless garment 
Of the spirit being of humankind. 

Arvia MacKaye Ege

What does it mean to create death-caring communities? How can we approach the threshold both as individuals and together? Join us in Ghent, New York, on April 26, 27, 28 for our national conference on death and dying, The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond. With a focus on artistic and interactive workshops, and with presenters like Lisa Romero and Rev. Julia Polter, the conference is sure to enrich your practical and spiritual understanding of this threshold that touches each of us.

Over 140 people attended the Sacred Gateway conference last year in Sacramento CA. Participants said it was one of the most positive and inspiring gatherings they have ever attended. “I returned home nourished, renewed and inspired to better serve my community at the Threshold.” — “I appreciated the spirit of welcome that radiated throughout. I did not know anyone, but I did not feel myself a stranger.”

In our communities, we have been working for decades with the beautiful understanding of the threshold of death that Rudolf Steiner has offered. As we watch the conscious dying movement become visible on a national level, we invite you to connect with others who are interested in this important passage.   

Join us to explore your understanding of the threshold journey, learn how to assist others on their path, and develop personal practices to connect with those who have crossed. We hope to see you at the ASA's national conference on death and dying: The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond, April 26, 27, 28 in the Ghent, New York in the Hawthorne Valley community. Find out more and register now! 

Laura Scappaticci 

PS — Three levels of registration available! Friday night reception and Sunday brunch included. Pre- and post-conference events.

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