Artful Being and Dying

Course Dates: 
7 weeks: March 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018 (No class April 20)
Fridays, 9-11 a.m.
Saïd Osio
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

The process of dying has been described as wrestling with the unexplainable. A journey into artful dying can demystify the dying process. By re-framing former assumptions and finding new tools such as active imagination, creativity and contemplative practices, we can counter existing medical designations in palliative and hospice care and begin to re-make end-of-life scenarios for ourselves and our loved ones. Artful dying invites mindfulness and an open-hearted vision of end states and its companions of loss, grief and sorrow. Each session includes poetry, visuals and personal sharing as we explore the art of being and the art of dying.

Course outline

Saïd Osio ( is a Sacred Passage Doula, retreat guide and artist, and the curator of thirdmessenger. Its mission: Building community through creativity and imagery in the service of the suffering. He works in a broad range of media. His community efforts include Death Café, Dying to Live experimental theatre and The Before I Die Wall.