PIMC and Eastside Village, both Portland-based 501c3 non-profits, invite you to an empowering and engaging workshop on a taboo subject - how to plan for your "good death".
Date / Time: Wednesday., April 17, 2019, 1-2:30pm
Location: Portland Insight Meditation Center
Suggested Donation: $25 (No one turned away for insufficient funds)
NOTE: Both PIMC and Eastside Village will be splitting the contributions from this collaborative event
To Register: Please click HERE
Following The Presentation: Please join us for tea and snacks!
For More Workshop Information: Email Derianna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information On End Of Life Planning: Eastside Village recommends the book, "The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide To A Good End Of Life," by Katy Butler.
NOTE: If you buy the book online from Powell's City of Books in Portland, using the following link (Click HERE), Powell's will donate 7.5% of the purchase price to PIMC.
For More Information About Eastside Village: Click HERE
As a community organization in Portland OR that supports independent living for elders, EastSide Village is making it a priority to help people to get past the fear usually surrounding this topic, and examine it with clear eyes.... and even a little humor and a sense of enthusiasm.
Because, taking action to prepare for leaving this life on your terms will not only ensure that your very personal wishes are honored, but will also make that transition so much easier for your family and the people who care about you.
And, Eastside Village will show you exactly to how do it!
The workshop will cover the following topics:
* Key points in Katy Butler's book "The Art of Dying Well" (referenced above)
* Documents to support your moral, spiritual, philosophical, and medical end-of-life choices
* A bit of history about Oregon's national leadership in the Death With Dignity movement, and how that has influenced thinking and options for end-of-life planning in the state of Oregon.
"So, find your voice. Your best conversations about aging, dying, and medicine will probably not take place in a doctor's office. They'll take place around your kitchen table, with you speaking your own kitchen table language to the people you love, and who love you. And then I urge you to take your voice out into the wider world, and keep telling your stories."
-- Katy Butler --
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Eastside Village is one in a constellation of 10 "villages" in the greater Portland area that all belong to a larger umbrella group, Villages Northwest. These local non-profit "villages" all spring from a national villages movement in the US, based on the idea that communities are stronger and work better when elders have the community-based support they need to allow them to age-in-place in their own homes. In return, a strong presence of visable, engaged elders creates multi-generational communities that can directly benefit from the wisdom and experience that elders offer.
For More Information About Villages NW: Click HERE
For More Information About The National Villages Movement: Click HERE
PIMC (Portland Insight Meditation Center) is an experiment in American Buddhism, founded by guiding teacher Robert Beatty. For more than 20 years, it has served as an open Buddhist community that aims to help reduce suffering in the world. PIMC welcomes people of all faiths, orientations, genders, abilities, ages, and racial/cultural backgrounds.