Art of Dying Presents

Honoring the Grief of Our Lives & These Times
Holly Pruett
September 26 | 3:00-5:00pm
Admission $5
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

Holly Pruett will lead a presentation and discussion session on “Honoring the Grief of Our Lives & These Times: Cultivating the Skill of Heartbrokenness” for the Art of Aging/of Dying series at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 3 to 5 pm. Fee is $5.

Join us for a chance to reflect on past conversations held during the Art of Aging/Death & Dying series. This will be a presentation and interactive discussion with Holly Pruett and the Art of Death & Dying Committee

Ponder these questions: what does it mean to age and to die in community? How do we tend to the grief of the losses in our lives and the crises of the larger world around us? What does it look like to cultivate the skill of heartbrokenness, of going on when we can’t, of feeding life going forward even as we embrace the endings that are part of the cycle of life?

Holly Pruett is a Life-Cycle Celebrant, Home Funeral Guide, Conversation Leader, and Consultant. The founder of PDX Death Café, she has lead dozens of Death Cafés at diverse venues since 2013, along with serving as a volunteer facilitator for Oregon Humanities’ Talking about Dying program. Following the successful “Death:OK, Let’s Talk About It” conference she led in Portland in 2015, Holly founded the Death Talk Project to foster useful, honest conversation about how we die, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our dead. Holly works with the region’s leading urban and rural natural burial grounds to provide community education on green burial and family-directed death care. She works with families and communities to create unique, personalized ceremonies that support bereavement and remembrance. She graduated from Reed College, holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, is in her fifth year of studies with Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School, and is certified in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education & Counseling.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  There is a $5 fee to attend.

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The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner at [email protected].