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Price: General Public: $ 200.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 180.00
One Spirit Elective Credit: 2.0
Every great religious and spiritual tradition has laid great emphasis on the meaning and understanding of death and the dying process. As we more deeply understand the dying process, death becomes one of our greatest teachers. During this workshop, we will explore the many-faceted faces of death, dying, and the afterlife journey of the soul. We will view these faces as a personal journey into the nature of reality and what death teaches us about living more fully in the here and now. We will investigate concepts of death through the lens of several religious and spiritual traditions, with a specific focus on the Sufi tradition. Who we are, where do we go, and what is the nature of the soul’s journey after death will form the basis of our inquiry. By understanding what lives and what dies, and what lies beyond this physical existence, each of us can learn to live more fully in the NOW. Join us for a weekend of deep self-inquiry, interactive discussion, and spiritual transformation as we learn how to "die" to begin to live more consciously and compassionately.
Dr. Andrew Vidich
Andrew Vidich, PhD, is an award-winning author, educator, and transformational speaker in the fields of meditation, mysticism, and death and dying. He was the co-creator and facilitator of the New York Open Center's Meditation and Contemplative Studies Institute. He has authored or coauthored five books on modern mysticism and healing, and death and dying. Among them are Love Is a Secret: The Mystic Quest for Divine Love and Light Upon Light: 5 Master Paths to Awaken the Mindful Self. He also collaborated with TAMIR in compiling the CD Rumi: The Way of the Heart, poetry readings and music performance Rumi. His latest book, published in 2016 and coauthored with Dr. Art Stein, is Let There Be Light: Experiencing Inner Light Across the WorldÕs Sacred Traditions. He is the cofounder of the New York Interfaith Council, member of the Board of Advisers of the Temple of Understanding, a global interfaith organization. He is a member of the Parliament of the WorldÕs Religion's Task Force on War, Hate, and Violence and the Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns-NY (CSVGC-NY), a committee of the conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN. He has been studying meditation with Meditation Masters in the Sant Mat Tradition, including Sant Kirpal Singh, Darhsan Singh, and Sant Rajinder Singh.
If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.