The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond

04/06/2018 - 04/08/2018



The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond

April 6, 7, 8 at the Sacramento Waldorf School in Fair Oaks, California

Registration online is now closed - JUST COME and register on site!
On-site registration is available from 5:30pm Friday.

  • * Bring a new consciousness to your own life and death
  • * Support those who are crossing and who have crossed over 
  • * Expand your practice and knowledge of working with the dying

Through interactive workshops, triad sharing, keynote discussions with Dennis Klocek, Sanford Miller, and Nancy Poer, and experiential activities, we will consciously explore the spiritual and practical aspect of human life and death. 

Registration includes Friday Reception, Snacks Each Day, and Sunday Breakfast.  $280 Supporter (Funds Scholarships) $195 Standard Registration $70 Youth  
We recommend you purchase lunch ($15) and dinner ($20) on Saturday.   Catering from local sources and Whole Foods. 
Housing and Travel Information:
Sacramento International Airport is 45 minutes away from the conference venue. Make your reservation at The Marriot Rancho Cordova at this link or call 1 (800) 228-9290 or (916) 638-1100 for the Sacred Gateway Conference rate. Limited Space.  Room booking through March 2 at $99/109 King/Double Queen.  Shuttles to/from hotel to conference available. Post your shared room/ride requests our shared room and ride board to find others looking to share! 


NEW: 7pm Thursday, April 5: Screening of In The Parlor with Heidi Boucher. Sacramento Waldorf School. Q&A after.
By Donation.   

Friday Evening, April 6

5:30  Registration

7:00  Welcome and Introduction

7:15  Keynote Discussion with Dennis Klocek

8:30  Journey of the Soul eurythmy performance

 ~ light reception ~

Saturday April 7

8:15-9:00 Choose your artistic activity (Eurythmy with Lynn Stull, Singing with Robin Dagg, Poetry with Maureen Flannery)  

9:00 Singing and Poetry 

9:15 Keynote Discussion with Sanford Miller: Living Thresholds

10:30 - 12:00 Concurrent workshops: Choose during conference 
   Hands-on-Body Care with Heidi Boucher (Two sessions. Participants must attend both sessions. Limited number of spaces.)
   Preparing for Conscious Dying with Linda Bergh & Sandra La Grega
   The Needs of the Dying with Alexandra Attie
   Momento Mori Ritual Preparation with Dennis Klocek

   Sacred Gateway, Sacred Forms: Form Drawings for the Threshold with Laura Embrey 

12:00 - 1:30  Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 Concurrent workshops:
    Hands-On Body Care with Heidi Boucher (Session 2. Participants must attend both sessions.) 
    The Home Vigil with Tra Ling Tu
    The Stories and Special Challenges of Sudden Death with Marianne and Dennis Dietzel 
    Help In Dying From the Other Side: 
 with Rev. Sanford Miller & Rev. Craig Wiggins

3:00 - 3:30 Music with Betsy Rose 

3:30 - 5:00 Honoring Of and Discussion with Nancy Poer, Threshold Work Pioneer
Grace, Wonder, and Confrontation at the Threshold: Remembering 40 Years of Community Home Death Work 

5:00 - 7:00 Dinner (with your interest group)

7:00 - 9:00 Momento Mori with Dennis Klocek 

Sunday, April 8

8:15-9:00 Choose your artistic activity (Eurythmy, Singing, Poetry) 

 ~ light reception ~  

9:00  Singing and Poetry 

9:15  Reflections on the evening

9:30 - 11:00 Concurrent Workshops: 
    The Soul’s Journey between Death and Rebirth with Brian Gray
    Co-Creating with Loved Ones Across the Threshold with Lynn Stull
    Connecting With Our Loved Ones Through Nature and Art with Marianne Dietzel and Linda Bergh
     A Doctor and His Patient, with Dr. David Gershan 

11:30 Closing Plenum

12:30 Journey of the Soul eurythmy performance

Registration online is now closed - JUST COME and register on site!
On-site registration is available from 5:30pm Friday.

Schedule subject to minor changes.  Limited financial assistance is available.  Please contact for an application.    
Check out this video on the art of natural death care by presenter Sandra LaGrega's daughter Katelyn LaGrega


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