Movie Screening Event - Death makes LIFE possible

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Grove Park Home - Centre For Excellence

234 Cook Street

Barrie, Ontario L4M 4H5


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Death is something that most people fear and don’t want to think about. But is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully?

Death Makes Life Possible follows cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Sparked by her own near death experience as a teenager, Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades.

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The film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death. The narrative is illustrated with vivid imagery.

Death Makes Life Possible features some of the leading scientists, anthropologists, philosophers, spiritual teachers and thinkers of our time – including Yassir Chadley, Deepak Chopra, Mingtong Gu, Stuart Hameroff, Lauren Artress, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dean Radin, Rupert Sheldrake, Rudy Tanzi, Luisah Teish, Dr. Jim Tucker and others (see full list below).

Death Makes Life Possible offers a deep and thoughtful exploration into the ultimate question we all face.

“Highly recommended. Deeply personal, yet universal in scope, Death Makes Life Possible is not just about how to die peacefully and gracefully; more importantly, it describes how to fully live.”
-Dean Ornish, MD

“Skillfully and gently raises the curtain on what we think of as the last act in the our play of life. A landmark production, not to be missed.”
-Light of Consciousness Magazine

“Stunning in terms of beauty, richness of detail, heart and wisdom. Brings tears and inspiration.”
-Larry Dossey, MD

“At Hospice Maui, our Spiritual Care Counselors are particularly attuned to the existential suffering that is often present as someone faces their last days in this world. The film ‘Death Makes Life Possible’ is a very welcome and very powerful new tool. We will be using it for years to come, not only to help relieve the suffering in some of our patients, but also, and sometimes much more importantly, with their families to ease their grief and distress before and after the death.”
–Dr. R. Gregory LaGoy, BS, ND, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Maui, Inc.

“A superb training opportunity for professionals who work with families facing death. Told through riveting personal narrative and scientific evidence, the film deepens our awareness of continuity of consciousness to reframe the entire journey.”
–Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Clinical Psychology Program & Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University

Film runtime; approx. 1 hour 5 minutes.

Discussion, exploration; approx. 1 hour 25 minutes.

Total time; 2 hours 30 minutes. RSVP.

Cost: In order to cover the costs in making this event possible, a donation, though not required, would be appreciated.

Date: Sunday September 8th 2019

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Place: Grove Park Home 234 Cook Street, Barrie, ON - Centre of Excellence

Registration is limited! So please register early.

Discover a Deeper Internal Gold

The process of aging brings with it many gifts not present in earlier decades.

We have opportunities to share what is profoundly meaningful to us, to harvest deep wisdom nurtured over time, and to gather in celebration of the many phases of our journey.

However, aging can also introduce a new set of challenges. We may feel anxiety about physical decline and a potential loss of independence, or apprehension about possible isolation and loneliness. Many struggle when facing the realities of death and dying.

The Conscious Aging program was developed to address these challenges and celebrate the opportunities of later life. Based on insights gained from our decade-long study of transformation and field-tested across a broad range of practitioners and settings, our program supports seniors who yearn to engage in dialogue about these issues. Through Conscious Aging, we serve those who seek meaning making, connection, and community to fortify them in later years.

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