Friday October 13- Sunday October 15
Raleigh, North Carolina
Guided by Cynthia and Stephen Winton-Henry
Death brings life into focus.
Come join the “Dying to Live” cabaret, a gathering place both solemn and celebratory where partners, family members, friends old and new, claim and share the biggest dance we do: Live and Die.
Stephen and Cynthia joke that she, a teacher in the art of being alive helps people get in their bodies and he, with decades of hospice and grief education helps people get out! Together they are learning to embrace Sister Death as holy companion and teacher in everything. The invitation is to orient to and prepare for that improvisation of a lifetime: Dying.
The rewards promise to be rich: greater honesty, hope, joy, and body wisdom. But, because death is hard to bring up, particularly our own or that of someone we love, we need dedicated space, time, ritual and companionship to get it going. It doesn’t have to be sad. Some of us are dying to live!
Come if you are
- Wondering what legacy you will leave or if you even have one
- Facing mortality with urgency or see it a long way off
- Seeking peace in the midst of difficulty or daily dramas
- Wondering how to include the help of others or fly solo
- Learning the art of grieving
…or just someone who doesn’t plan on living forever.
The Dying to Live Cabaret invites our arts, spirits, lessons, and questions. Cynthia and Stephen bring resources from Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson, Ira Byock’s Four Things That Matter Most, Tina Cole Kreitz’s amazing resource– The Last Gift Box: A Present to Those Who Follow Me, Cynthia Winton-Henry’s Move: What the Body Wants, resources from Creative Aging and decades of helping people get into and out of their bodies.
Friday introductions and orientation
9-12 The Dance of Death
2-3:30 The Poetry of Life & Free Time
4-6 Happy Hour The Art of Legacy
7:30 The Cabaret of Community: Stories, Songs, Dances,Tellings
Sunday afternoon Song of the Soul and closing
Stephen Winton-Henry, hospice chaplain, spiritual care manager, pastor, and grief educator since the 1990’s, it was losing a parent at a young age that initiated him in the need for spiritual companionship throughout life. A graduate from Foothill Theater Conservatory, an InterPlay leader, avid reader and amateur ukulele and guitar player, hanging out and playing is what he does best.
Cynthia Winton-Henry, cofounder of InterPlay, recovering serious person and host of the Hidden Monastery, a virtual community of playful prayerful mystics and artists. Having taught a generation of seminarians at Pacific School of Religion to dance and producing Unbelievable Beauty of Being Human concerts worldwide she currently teaches Changing the Race Dance Workshops and supports millennials to bring art and body wisdom back online. Her books include Move: What the Body Wants, Dance, the Sacred Art, and Chasing the Dance of Life.
Come to the cabaret, old chum?
I’m happy to talk to you about attending. Call 510-814-9584.
Reserve your spot with a 100.00 deposit by calling Body Wisdom, Inc. at 510-465-2797, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a paypal link, or mail to 2273 Telegraph Ave. Oakland CA 94612.