Soul Friend to the Community

Supporting Community Healing 

The Journey of Bas Sona-

and the way we die...and live...a happy death, and life... and learn to embrace the little  deaths we experience along the way... til one day...


Our Bas Sona series touches on a variety of compassionate practices relevant to healing at end of life, for Self and for Others, honoring spiritual practices across cultural lineages, the treasured gift of holding sacred space for another and how we do this in daily life, and more.
 
Included in our Bas Sona series is an informal monthly Death Cafe "opens the discussion" for our finite lives to enter as a container to share our stories of death and dying, and living.


In this series we will touch on the healing practices in the Buddhist tradition including *Phowa, Tonglen, and the practice of 'sacred listening' where we will highlight 'the touchstones' of the Circle of Trust work. 


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Bas Sona is a Gaelic expression that means 'have a good death' but has the exact same meaning as 'have a good life'.  


With heart I have carried the light of this authentic anamcara tradition forward in my life's work, privately and in community since 2010. My passion and compassion for this work led me to found Anam Cara Center's non-profit arm where soul and role meets in the service of an anamcara, to breathe the ancient wisdom of our Celtic ancestors to life in modern day caregiving, and to invite others to join me in this sacred service.

With Heart,
barb

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." -Rabindranath Tagore

Schedule- (all Wednesdays) 6PM ( Please inquire about alternative times )
Oct 4- Death Cafe
Oct 11-  Sacred Art of Phowa (meditative practice)
Oct 18- Sacred Art of Tonglen (meditative practice)
Oct 25- Art of Sacred Listening (intro to Circle of Trust work)
 
cost: Donation to our non profit Anam-Care Initiative-
         All donations welcome and appreciated and is what will keep our program going! 

Oct 11. The practice of Phowa is a method whereby we can transfer the consciousness of those who have recently died, or our own consciousness, to a pure land. Phowa practice explains clearly how we can face our own death, and how we can help those who are dying. This is one of the kindest things we can do for ourselves and for others.