Programs

Sharing a light moment during a “Journey of the Heart” performance at a local retirement community.

EXPLORING the Mysteries of Life

MY PROGRAMS and performances are designed to enriched the lives of these groups:

  • Healthcare Students (medical, nursing, social work, divinity).
  • Healthcare Providers (doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers).
  • Hospices and Palliative Care Teams.
  • Faith and Retirement Communities.
  • Any group interested in exploring the deeper issues in life.

THE PURPOSE is to reawaken awe and wonder at the mysteries of life. For students, to counterbalance the avalanche of hard data; for professionals, to rekindle passion, compassion and calling; for faith and retirement communities and other groups, to explore deep mysteries too often ignored or glossed over and to evoke conversations that nurture the mind and heart.

 

JOURNEYS of the HEART: Interactive performances of song, story and sharing. Each journey is unique to the group and occasion, built around a theme such as Mundane Mysticism, Love Over Time, Memorable Characters, Songs of the Earth and Dying for Beginners.

     — Runs 45 to 90 minutes.


ROCKIN’ to the GRAVE: An autobiographical performance on my transformation from burned out ad man to inspired chaplain. This is an entertaining and engrossing introduction to the mysteries of death and dying—and the unexpected dimensions of presence.

     — Runs 45 to 90 minutes.


DINING with DEATH: Explores both the mystical and practical aspects at end of life—from being with the dying to planning for your own death. This “wake of awakening” combines songs, stories and sharing with soup and salad for a meaningful and informative evening.

     — Runs 3 hours.


FESTIVAL for the DEPARTED: Inspired by the Mexican “Day of the Dead,” this evening event allows participants to mourn and celebrate their departed loved ones. Typically held in autumn, it includes decorating sugar skulls, cookies and personal altars. A deep and rich experience.

     — Runs two consecutive evenings.

 

“Beyond all notions of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”Rumi