Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

The Art of Dying

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

The Art of Dying

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MIINDALA Grief & Loss Support Services is a local volunteer organisation dealing with the big issues not often freely discussed: death, dying and grief.

They are hosting a screening of the documentary, Zen and the Art of Dying, at Coffs Neighbourhood Centre 6.30pm May 17 and also an introductory training course May 13, Understanding Loss & Grief, Death & Dying, at Coffs Neighbourhood Centre.

Zen & the Art of Dying, an engaging, challenging documentary about Zenith Virago, also known as the "Deathwalker". Zenith is an, activist, celebrant and member of the Natural Death Care Centre, who has worked in the Byron shire for 20 years. The film is a powerful testimonial to the beauty of embracing death and caring for the dying and the dead at home.

Understanding Loss & Grief, Death & Dying is an introductory course in understanding and supporting people experiencing loss and grief or a life threatening situation, and becoming a Miindala volunteer (with further training). …

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