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Making Friends with Death, with Di Johnston & Chani Grieve

May 28, 2021May 30, 2021

“Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life”

Stephen Levine “From a Year to Live”


Join us in a nourishing and restorative retreat exploring what it means to make friends with death. Death isn’t just something that happens on one particular day. Death and dying are intimately related to life and living. In this weekend workshop we will work together to explore what it truly means to make friends with life’s only certainty.

Through the practice of meditation, mindfulness and group exploration we will endeavour to make friends, not only with the reality of death, but with all of our feelings and responses to it.

We will create a community of courageous conversations to become clearer, confident, open and fearless.

Di Johnston & Chani Grieve endeavour to bring life & practice alive through creativity, connection, compassionate care & deep respect for each persons unique unfolding.


Di is a New Zealand Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience working with people and family at end of life and those facing life-limiting illness.


Chani has been passionately practicing meditation and a variety of embodiment modalities for over 15 years. She works as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Community Support Worker and is deeply engaged with the cultivation of “Awakening in Community” with her mentors and peers. Chani’s particular skills are in guiding people to discover for themselves the liberating power of working with the body.


Inclusive of accommodation, food, cook and resource fee:

Members: $230

Non-members: $250

The facilitation of this weekend, May 28 @ 5:00 pmMay 30 @ 3:00 pm, is freely offered. You are very welcome to offer dana/koha.


For further information please contact Faith at:  wangapekacentre@gmail.com


To register please fill out our online registration form

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May 28, 2021
May 30, 2021
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