Course on Death & Dying this Spring

The Center for Spirituality, Science & Medicine is pleased to offer a new elective spring quarter with Dr. Lichtenstein on death and dying.  Death is a topic we tend to avoid in our culture until we're faced with the loss of a loved one or a patient.  Death can be a sacred and healing process for families if we are ready and willing.  Learn more and register soon for this elective.

IS9516  Being with Dying: Conversations on Death

People die as they lived, as themselves. This course explores the journey we are all destined to take - death. Intellectually, we know our final destination, yet most of us live as if we are somehow immune. We will be confronting not only our own personal attitudes, beliefs, fears and reactions about death and dying, we will also examine those of other cultures, as we ask ourselves - How do I learn to be with dying, my own and others? As a friend, loved one, caregiver, provider and witness? Course will meet on two weekends of the quarter, yet during the time in between, participants will continue the journey into the mystery through reading, videos, journaling and online group discussion.

Class meets Friday eve, 4/19 and two Saturdays: 4/20 & 5/18

To Register, call the Registrar's office at 425-602-3089 for more information.

Posted by Cindy Butler-Smith on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:34pm


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.