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CEOLP/IFC Events for October, 2017

CEOLP/IFC Events for October, 2017 Celebrate the Crestone End of Life Project’s ten years of service to the community by joining other community members in a series of special events this month sponsored by CEOLP and IFC (Informed… Read More

A new book by Caitlin Doughty, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, includes an entire chapter on CEOLP.

“The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with ‘dignity.’ Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures… Read More

“The Symptoms of Dying”

This New York Times article explains the common end-of-life symptoms. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/well/live/the-symptoms-of-dying.html

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

UPCOMING EVENTS: Contemplative Retreat Day and Memorial Celebration

CEOLP/IFC will be holding its annual Contemplative Retreat for volunteers in March, at the beautiful Dragon Mountain Temple retreat site. The date has not been determined yet, but will most likely be either the first or third Sunday… Read More

Informed Final Choices and Crestone End of Life Project Accomplishments for 2016

Photo by Ted Tevye

Both organizations received Saguache County Sales Tax Grants: IFC was awarded $2500 towards creating a new website (this one), and CEOLP was awarded $1000 for maintaining and improving the cremation site. Hosted two Death Cafes Sponsored three public… Read More

Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.

For a broader understanding of what is involved in implementing ‘death with dignity’ laws, read the following article that appeared in the New York Times: “Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.” by Paula Span for… Read More