Contemplating Our Endings with Helen Stickney (3 Wk Online Course)


A 3-week course contemplating the end of our lives and what might make it possible to “end well”.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting January 18th

Course Fee: $150

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Each of us knows that one day our body will die. But are we ready for that ending, and have we taken the time to consider what it means to us?

In this three part online series, we will contemplate the end of our lives and what might make it possible to “end well”. Through guided contemplation, writing, and group discussion, we will begin to bring both meaning and action into focus.

Class Dates:

January 18th- Part 1: Impermanence

January 25th- Part 2: Identity

February 1st- Part 3: Legacy

This course is intended to bring end of life issues into clearer focus. It is a step on the journey to ending well and it is a collaborative action. Guided contemplation and writing prompts will be offered. How we cover each topic will be guided by what each participant brings to the group.

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.


The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.


About Helen Stickney

Helen Stickney is a meditation instructor, grief companion, and end of life doula. She is a founding member of Pittsburgh Community Deathcare, and also works part time in hospice administration and green burial. In addition to a meditation practice that spans four decades, she has a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, is a certified mindfulness instructor, and has certificates in integrative thanatology, somatic healing, and compassionate presence. She is the former director of the Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People and she has worked with various meditation communities throughout the Pittsburgh area. She is currently studying with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. When not working, teaching, or studying, Helen spends most of her time in the woods.

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