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What I Learned Photographing Death

Documenting the final moments between critically ill children and their families helped me come to terms with my cancer diagnosis. Read More Here

An Oral History of CEOLP

How did the Crestone End of Life Project come to be? What was involved in getting it off the ground, and how does it work? A public informational event in Crestone in late April provided clear, articulate and… Read More

The annual CEOLP volunteers contemplative retreat

The annual CEOLP volunteers contemplative retreat will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 8am – 2:30 pm. RSVP at ceolp.info@gmail.com. This year’s theme: reflecting on our experience of the past ten years, as individuals and as a… Read More

Life Cycles—Yizkor memorial candle settings by artist Shahna Lax

Chaim, the Hebrew word for “Life,” is structured in the form of a double plural. Just like yadaim, “hands,” and oznaim, “ears.” (And yes, mayim, “water,” has the same form). The single word for LIFE carries an intrinsic… Read More

Crestone End of Life Project Registration Party Set for June 24

By Gussie Fauntleroy If you’ve attended one of the beautifully sacred open-air cremations facilitated by the Crestone End of Life Project (CEOLP), you may have said to yourself, “If I die,” (see how we tend to think?) “that’s… Read More

Holy Smoke – The Way of Life, and End of Life Choices

An essay on the cremation ceremony of Ed Rosenberg… Our son Bothe told us about Ed Rosenberg’s death. The funeral was to be in two days, an open-air cremation at sunrise in Crestone. I felt hesitant about attending… Read More