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

04/06/2018 - 04/08/2018


Here's the link to the next Sacred Gateway conference, April 26, 27, 28, 2019
at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent, NY


Our first conference in 2017:
The Sacred Gateway:
Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond

2017: April 6, 7, 8 at the Sacramento Waldorf School in Fair Oaks, California

Click here for the 2019 conference!

  • * 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. 


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

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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