Death is Not a Dirty Word - Let's Talk About It

The Center warmly welcomes you to join faculty member Brad Lichtenstein, ND, to drink tea, eat cake and talk about death.

Our first discussion, "Death is Not a Dirty Word - Lets Talk About It" will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

Brad Lichtenstein, ND, who supervises students on biofeedback counseling shifts at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, will facilitate the open-ended and confidential conversation, inviting attendees to think and speak together honestly and respectfully about death and dying.

“These are open to anyone willing to take an honest look at how they’re living in the world, and who also want to get some ideas about caring for people who are dying,” he says, and that in some ways a death café is less about death than it is simply about embracing the here and now. 

"I really do think about this as a life café."

Death Cafes at Bastyr Center for Natural Health are free and open to the public, and will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays on the following dates:

  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • September 17
  • October 22

Cake will be provided by nutrition students from Bastyr University, along with Choice Organic Wellness Teas, which were formulated by a master herbalist at the University.

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The Center for Mind, Body, Spirit and Nature was created in November 2009 to support Bastyr University's commitment to a multidisciplinary exploration of the deep questions at the heart of spiritual and scientific inquiry.

As an expression of Bastyr's mission and vision, the Center hosts conversations devoted to illuminating the interfaces, connections and congruence between spirituality, science, nature and medicine.

The Center shares resources in this field and develops collaborative relationships with other organizations and people who work at the frontiers of this exploration. The primary ambition of the Center is to contribute to the cultivation of wisdom and wholeness in the practice of medicine.