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Embracing Death and Dying Day


23 Nov 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm

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Embracing Death and Dying day - a celebration of life through reflection on death

Join us on Saturday 23rd November for our fifth annual Death & Dying Day: A Celebration of Life Through Reflection on Death', organised by the Samye Dzong London Bardo Group. Our previous events were a huge success, and after taking a break last year, we would like to welcome you all again this year.

The event is an opportunity to explore and reflect on death and dying through a number of talks and workshops hosted by a variety of speakers.

In addition to the events listed below we will also be featuring on the day; poetry, film and, of course, a cafe serving food and drink.

10.00 - 10.35

‘What happens when you die’

Dr. Angela Halley

Angela is a consultant in Palliative Care Medicine at the Royal Marsden Hospital and has spoken at our Centre in previous years.

10.40 - 11.15

The role of mindfulness in palliative care

Simon Robey

Simon Robey is a practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine and manages the complementary therapy and Namaste Care teams at St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney.

 11.15 - 11.45




 11.45 - 12.20

Shining light on death and dying

 Dr Peter Fenwick

Dr Peter Fenwick is Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and neurophysiologist who is known for his studies on epilepsy and end of life phenomena.


 The Buddhist approach to death & dying

 Lama Zangmo


 13.00 - 14.00




 14.00 - 14.35

 Will writing and advanced care planning

 Douglas McQuaid


Douglas McQuaid at Hillman Legal Partnerships specialises in Wills and Probate, including Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Inheritance Tax. 

 14.40 - 15.15

 The modern funeral director; a holistic approach

 Poppy’s funerals

Poppy’s Funerals are a modern funeral directors' based in Lewisham, providing a meaningful, personalised funeral service.  

 15.15 - 15.45




 15.45 - 16.20

 Death is not a swear word; lucid dreaming, conscious dying

 Charlie Morley

Charlie Morley is a bestselling Hay House author and teacher of lucid dreaming and shadow work.

 16.30 - 17.00

 Prayers to Remember Loved Ones



If you'd like to get a flavour of previous years, you can check out the programme and video from our 2017 event, and you can also listen to the talks recorded in 2016 which can be streamed or downloaded from the website.