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Shining Light on Death – Online Workshop ‘Living and Dying Well’ – Sunday 4th October 2020

Shining Light on Death – Online Workshop ‘Living and Dying Well’ – Sunday 4th October 2020

A dialogue between Chrissie McGinn & Richard Hewitt , founders of Wisborough Transformation – Celebrating the Best in Everyone’, was followed by a workshop attended by 90 on Zoom and the Janki Foundation Facebook page. This was  facilitated by Nirmala Ragbir-Day, Spiritual Care Training Co-ordinator at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


The theme of the workshop was ‘How can I prepare myself for a peaceful death?’ Chrissie and Richard explored what it means to have a peaceful death and how to prepare for this.  The highlights were:

  • How the experience of dying can be less stressful where there is a sense of acceptance.
  • Arranging and preparing for the transition to death, how one must accept where one is and to deal with losses in the process of learning from life’s experiences.
  • Having the ability to let go during our lives rather than waiting for when one faces death. This then enables the dying process to be faced with courage and acceptance.
  • Dealing with fears around dying such as: acquired beliefs (being punished by God), losing control of the body and mind, the unknown and the experience of being kept alive on a machine (with a poor quality of life)
  • How does one live life fully and prepare for a beautiful death. Tying up loose ends along life’s journey rather than waiting to do so at the time of death.
  • Being kind to oneself and others, letting go and being compassionate.


The Dalai Lama’s wisdom was shared during the event:

We cannot hope to die peacefully if our lives have been full of violence, or if our minds have mostly been agitated by emotions like anger, attachment, or fear. So, if we wish to die well, we must learn to live well: Hoping for a peaceful death, we must cultivate peace in our mind and in our way of life.


To watch the video of this event – please click here or on Facebook Live Stream 


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