Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying
June 3–5, 2022
June 3, 2022
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June 5, 2022
with Dale Borglum
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Imagine living without fear, fear of death consumed by direct contact with that which does not die. Imagine approaching the unknown with an open heart. There is a path to this freedom.

For 40 years Dale Borglum has been blessed to be in close contact with many people who were approaching death. Almost all of these people were reaching out for healing — healing in relationship to death, healing in relationship to illness, in relationship to a wounded heart, to separation from their own self. Are there some powerful truths about life and about healing that we can receive from these few who, as they went through the process of dying, deeply realized their own wholeness?

Dying and care-giving for self and for others are fundamentally spiritual processes. Here in the West, our use of ancient Eastern spiritual practices often doesn’t take into account the disembodied nature of modern life. Grounding, centering, developing compassion and appreciating the tantric sacred nature of reality are the foundation for a conscious life and a conscious death. How alive are you willing to be?

In this experiential workshop, we will travel the path to wholeness — the path that includes motivation, trust, compassion, empowerment, and ultimately, healing. We will explore possibilities for healing at the edge of life where illness, grief, loss, addiction, and spiritual yearning arise.

Guided meditative exercises that cultivate these stages of the path will be offered. Communication exercises that bring awareness and compassion to our unconscious resistance to healing also will be shared. Christian, Buddhist, devotional, and felt body energetics approaches will be honored. This presentation is designed for anyone deeply committed to healing.

Dale Borglum

Dale Borglum

Dale Borglum, with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine, founded the conscious dying movement in the West. He created the Hanuman Foundation Dying Center in Santa Fe, and is the Executive Director of the Living/DyingProject. He has taught meditation since 1974.

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Workshop Schedule

Fri 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sat 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Sat 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

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Accommodations & Tuition

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Accommodations & Tuition

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COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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