We're All Gonna Die

Nourishing Life and Preparing for Death

January 10 – February 17, 2022

with Reverend Bodhi Be

We're All Gonna Die
We're All Gonna Die
January 10, 2022
 - 
February 18, 2022
with Reverend Bodhi Be
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The emotional, psychological and spiritual work for living deeply, aging wisely, dying well and showing up for the world.

A healthy life includes its death. When we live with the awareness of our approaching death and recognize that like everything in nature, we die, we have the opportunity to transform our lives and the lives of those around us. Our fear of, and our disconnect from dying and death, keep us from truly being fully alive.

As a stand-alone course and as a prerequisite for an upcoming certification program for death doulas, we will begin the work of preparing for our dying time and our death.

In a culture bereft of real elders, it is time to lean into the ways and responsibilities that this time in the world is asking of us. How are we needed and how will we show up in these coming times?

We will die and we don’t know when. The world may be dying.
How and whether we use this information will shape the course of our lives, our relationships and our attunement to the sacred. It will shape who we are as a community and how we care for each other now and when we are dying.

Reverend Bodhi Be

Reverend Bodhi Be

Bodhi is an ordained interfaith minister and teacher in the Sufi lineage of Sufi Sam and Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is the founder and executive director of Doorway IntoLight, a nonprofit organization on Maui, which provides conscious and compassionate care for the dying, their families and the grieving, and has been offering community presentations and trainings since 2006 in the fields of awakened living and dying and the care of the dying.

Bodhi is an ordained interfaith minister and teacher in the Sufi lineage of Sufi Sam and Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is the founder and executive director of Doorway IntoLight, a nonprofit organization on Maui, which provides conscious and compassionate care for the dying, their families and the grieving, and has been offering community presentations and trainings since 2006 in the fields of awakened living and dying and the care of the dying.

Doorway Into Light operates Hawaii’s only nonprofit certified green funeral home as well as an educational resource center and store on Maui, ‘The Death Store’.

An organic, off-the-grid homesteader in Hawaii for 26 years, he grows tropical fruit with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Bodhi is a funeral director providing before, and after-death care; an end-of-life and bereavement counselor and educator; a hospice volunteer; a home funeral guide; a teacher and trainer of death doulas; a speaker and workshop leader and a ceremonial guide. He hosts a weekly streaming radio show, ‘Death Tracks’, on a Maui station.

Bodhi guides memorials and funerals and leads grief rituals. He facilitates grief support groups for teenagers. He has trained hundreds of doctors, nurses, hospice staff, social workers, ministers, chaplains, therapists, artists and lay people in the spiritual, psychological, emotional and logistical care of the dying and the care of the dead, and for 4 years has taken dozens through a certification program to be death doulas. Bodhi has written a column called “Ask the Death Professor” for a local Maui magazine. He is a notary public, a coffin maker and a Reiki practitioner.

Bodhi and his wife Leilah lead spiritual retreats in Hawaii and around the world.

For many years Bodhi collaborated with Ram Dass, a neighbor and friend, who served on Doorway Into Light’s Board of Directors.
Bodhi is continuing the work Ram Dass helped birth, in the fields of conscious dying in America.

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We're All Gonna Die
Online Schedule

Every Monday & Thursday for 6 weeks

Mon 1/10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 1/13 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 1/17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 1/20 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 1/24 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 1/27 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 1/31 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 2/3 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 2/7 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 2/10 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 2/14 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 2/17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*All times listed in Pacific Standard Time

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Financial Assistance $450
Standard Tuition $650
Pay It Forward $850

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Explore the emotional, psychological and spiritual work for living deeply, aging wisely, dying well and showing up for the world.

This online workshop is for people who are interested to learn more about dying, death, and how to live a fulfilled life. It is appropriate for anyone involved in death-work, including social workers, doctors, nurses, hospice care facilitators, end of life practitioners, and death doulas, or for people who care for a dying loved one, those who have recently experienced the death of someone close to them, and anyone seriously engaged in the field of transforming consciousness.

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“To change our culture, to change our lives, requires the transformation of consciousness, and few things shift consciousness as quickly as an awareness of death.”
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Reverend Bodhi Be

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We're All Gonna Die

Curriculum Outline

Week 1

Day 1

Beginnings

We start by recognizing where we are in relation to our own life and our approaching death. We set an intention for this journey together. A powerful and meaningful journey starts with a strong beginning, continues with a strong middle and completes with a strong ending. Birth, Life, Death. We ‘take stock’ of the work before us.

Week 2

Day 2

Reality

What happens to us when the truth of our approaching death becomes more real? That we will die and we don’t know when and everyone we love and care about will die and we don’t know when.

Week 3

Day 3

Understanding

What is your understanding of what is happening in the world? In your community? In the institutions, politics, social structure, culture, and natural world. How are you responding/reacting? Is the world dying? Is it becoming unlivable? Are we some of the last generations of humans?

Week 4

Day 4

The Rest of Our Life

How do we view ‘the rest of our life’? What’s become of aging and growing old and is it time for a course correction? What is the ‘rest of our life’ ask of us? Do we have a responsibility by being alive at this time as old people?

Week 5

Day 5

Grief

What is grief and how does it find its way in the dominant ‘business culture’ of our times. We identify and open the gates of grief.

Week 6

Day 6

The End

Strong beginning, strong middle, strong ending. In bringing our journey to a closing we look both forwards and backwards; the past, present and future, here/now. What has happened to us? We set our course forwards with a strong intention and a wish to benefit the greater good.

Reverend Bodhi Be shares how he came to understand life as a process of learning to die well, and how we can all benefit from this insight.

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Meet your guide

Meet your guides

Reverend Bodhi Be

Reverend Bodhi Be

Bodhi is an ordained interfaith minister and teacher in the Sufi lineage of Sufi Sam and Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is the founder and executive director of Doorway IntoLight, a nonprofit organization on Maui, which provides conscious and compassionate care for the dying, their families and the grieving, and has been offering community presentations and trainings since 2006 in the fields of awakened living and dying and the care of the dying.

Bodhi is an ordained interfaith minister and teacher in the Sufi lineage of Sufi Sam and Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is the founder and executive director of Doorway IntoLight, a nonprofit organization on Maui, which provides conscious and compassionate care for the dying, their families and the grieving, and has been offering community presentations and trainings since 2006 in the fields of awakened living and dying and the care of the dying.

Doorway Into Light operates Hawaii’s only nonprofit certified green funeral home as well as an educational resource center and store on Maui, ‘The Death Store’.

An organic, off-the-grid homesteader in Hawaii for 26 years, he grows tropical fruit with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Bodhi is a funeral director providing before, and after-death care; an end-of-life and bereavement counselor and educator; a hospice volunteer; a home funeral guide; a teacher and trainer of death doulas; a speaker and workshop leader and a ceremonial guide. He hosts a weekly streaming radio show, ‘Death Tracks’, on a Maui station.

Bodhi guides memorials and funerals and leads grief rituals. He facilitates grief support groups for teenagers. He has trained hundreds of doctors, nurses, hospice staff, social workers, ministers, chaplains, therapists, artists and lay people in the spiritual, psychological, emotional and logistical care of the dying and the care of the dead, and for 4 years has taken dozens through a certification program to be death doulas. Bodhi has written a column called “Ask the Death Professor” for a local Maui magazine. He is a notary public, a coffin maker and a Reiki practitioner.

Bodhi and his wife Leilah lead spiritual retreats in Hawaii and around the world.

For many years Bodhi collaborated with Ram Dass, a neighbor and friend, who served on Doorway Into Light’s Board of Directors.
Bodhi is continuing the work Ram Dass helped birth, in the fields of conscious dying in America.

We're All Gonna Die

January 10 – February 17, 2022

with Reverend Bodhi Be

Listen to Reverend Bodhi Be speak on Dying Well

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Reverend Bodhi Be: Dying Well
June 10, 2021
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FAQs

Who is this course for?

This online workshop is for people who are interested to learn more about dying, death, and how to live a fulfilled life. It is appropriate for anyone involved in death-work, including social workers, doctors, nurses, hospice care facilitators, end of life practitioners, and death doulas, or for people who care for a dying loved one, those who have recently experienced the death of someone close to them, and anyone seriously engaged in the field of transforming consciousness.

How long is this course?

This course takes place over 6 Weeks. Starting Jan 10, 2022 and continuing to Feb 18, 2022. You can attend in real time or catch up through video replay.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn how to embrace aging, death and dying as a path to living well. We will dive into the nature of death and our relationship to it. We will uncover the secret to living fully through embracing our inevitable end.

How much does this course cost?

The complete cost of this course is $650. For those who require financial support the course is available for $450. For those who are able to 'pay-it-forward' you can sponsor experiences for others at $850.

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An Esalen Workshop From The Comfort of Your Home

In this course you will learn how to embrace aging, death and dying as a path to living well. We will dive into the nature of death and our relationship to it. We will uncover the secret to living fully through embracing our inevitable end.

Every Monday & Thursday for 6 weeks

Mon 1/10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 1/13 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 1/17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 1/20 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 1/24 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 1/27 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 1/31 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 2/3 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 2/7 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 2/10 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon 2/14 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 2/17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*All times listed in Pacific Standard Time

Course Tuition

Pricing tiers have been created to meet you where you are. Through the support of Esalen Institute and your fellow students; tuition for those who request financial assistance is available at a discounted rate.

Our Pay-It-Forward program gives those who are able an opportunity to pay it forward and contribute for someone who may need financial assistance.

$
650
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Standard Tuition
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$
850
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Pay It Forward
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$
450
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Financial Assistance
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