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Embracing Death and Dying Day


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Embracing Death and Dying day - a celebration of life through reflection on death

Join us on Saturday 23rd November for our fifth annual Death & Dying Day: A Celebration of Life Through Reflection on Death', organised by the Samye Dzong London Bardo Group. Our previous events were a huge success, and after taking a break last year, we would like to welcome you all again this year.

The event is an opportunity to explore and reflect on death and dying through a number of talks and workshops hosted by a variety of speakers.

In addition to the events listed below we will also be featuring on the day; poetry, film, an exhibition of coffins and, of course, a cafe serving food and drink.

10.00 - 10.35

‘What happens when you die’

Dr. Angela Halley

10.40 - 11.15

The role of mindfulness in palliative care

Simon Robey

 11.15 - 11.45



 11.45 - 12.20

 Research on the dying process

 Dr Peter Fenwick


 The Buddhist approach to death & dying

 Lama Zangmo

 13.00 - 14.00



 14.00 - 14.35

 Will writing and advanced care planning

 Douglas McQuaid

 14.40 - 15.15

 The modern funeral director; a holistic approach

 Poppy’s funerals

 15.15 - 15.45



 15.45 - 16.20

 Death is not a swear word; lucid dreaming, conscious dying

 Charlie Morley

 16.30 - 17.00

 Prayers to Remember Loved Ones



If you'd like to get a flavour of previous years, you can check out the programme and video from our 2017 event, and you can also listen to the talks recorded in 2016 which can be streamed or downloaded from the website.