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Welcome to the Conscious Living, Aging, and Dying
Community Conversations  

2nd Thursday of each month      9 - 11 am PDT       Noon - 2 pm EDT

We invite you to join us for our Conscious Living, Aging and Dying (CLAD) community calls on the 2nd Thursday of each month to participate in conversations of interest to you. We will be using this page to introduce the topic for each of our calls, to share any resources or information we think you might want to look at before or after the call and to give you the details of when and how to participate. Miss our last meeting? Watch it in our Archive!


This Month's Conversation will be on Dying to Live

Thursday, May 10th      9 - 11 am PDT       Noon - 2 pm EDT

Our next Conscious Living, Aging, and Dying Community Conversation will be an introduction to our Dying to Live Workshop starting May 22nd with Susan Wright. 

What would happen if we stopped compartmentalizing death? How then would we live? Living fully, courageously and consciously prepares us to accept our mortality. Scholar Huston Smith says, “it’s the second greatest life adventure after our birth.” It has always been there and the time for exploring the inevitable is “now.” Join us for this liberating journey to understand how our impermanence is the doorway to opportunity!

There are endless stimulating topics on the subject of living and dying across cultures, to current views about an afterlife. In this highly successful workshop, we will express our thoughts and feelings through a variety of art and learning forms, as well as through shared conversation. 

Susan Wright is the founder of Dying to Live, a teacher, coach, facilitator, writer, and scholar. She specializes in human development through complex changes, particularly at the end of life.   She has a Doctorate in Education and is a certified Conscious Aging facilitator. Her current interests include dark night transitions in later life. Susan is an artist, a grandmother, and a world traveler.

“In Japanese Zen, the term shoji translates as “birth-death.” There is no separation between life and death other than a small hyphen - a thin line that connects the two. We cannot be truly alive without maintaining an awareness of death.”

--Frank Ostaseski
The Five Invitations

Joining Our Conversations

We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be unable to help with connection issues.

Link here for instruction and access to Zoom video conferencing.


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Watch past CLAD Community Conversations in our Archive!

We would also love to hear your suggestions for conversation topics for 2018! Please let either of us know if there is an interest you may have related to conscious living, aging and/or dying that you would like to explore in a CEN community conversation. You can reach Pam at pam@areteinternational.com  and Carol at CarolTornow@comcast.net .