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Event name: Yoga & The Art of Dying

Date: Sunday August 5th 2018

Event time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Event details: Did you know that 75% of us have not had end of life discussions, and that 60% think we don’t talk about death enough?

We talk about so many things - jobs, sports events, family happenings, holiday plans - but there's one topic almost everybody avoids: death. The vast majority of us go through life behaving as if it will never happen. When the time comes, we are caught unprepared.

Would you like to live a joyful, purposeful life and face death fearlessly? Take this chance to explore the yogic perspective of death. Be inspired by powerful stories of ordinary people's extraordinary passing. Take practical steps towards creating a conscious death plan for yourself and learn how to support loved ones on the ultimate journey. Bring your questions! Our panel have a wealth of wisdom and real life experience to share. 

This fascinating and valuable seminar will explore how the yoga tradition understands and deals with the subject of death. The wisdom of the yoga texts will serve as a resource to provide insight into how we can best prepare for a fearless and peaceful departure.

= Meet The Panel =

Radha Krishna Das has studied and taught yoga philosophy for 40 years and has immersed himself in the yogic perspective on life and death. He has been present and assisted at the successful passing of yogis, friends and family members.

Caitanya Das has been living with advanced cancer for 15 years. Through meditation and yoga wisdom, he has overcome his fear of death and learned to live life more joyfully.

Maladhar Dasi has intimate knowledge of the dying process and can expertly assist people in knowing what to expect, how to create a plan for a conscious death and how family members can support a loved one who is dying. Maladhar Dasi has assisted many people to die like yogis and has created a sanctuary where people can come to die in a peaceful, conscious way.

Venue address: Fradgley Hall - Park Avenue & Ocean Street, Burleigh Heads QLD

Postcode: 4220

Contact Person: Janina Stokes

Email: janina@asmy.org.au

Phone: 0466811234

Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/yoga-the-art-of-dying-tickets-48081132963

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Death cafe

Date: 8.08.2018

Event time: 10am -1pm approx

Event details: panel of experienced health professionals-Dr Sue Colen palliative consultant, The venerable Tenzin Chodron Karuna, Michelle Linton RN / Health directive expert , Sarah Winch PHD, medical ethicist and author, and Annette Lourigan death ritual expert.

Venue address: 377 Scarborough road , Scarborough.

Postcode: 4020

Contact Person: Maretti Healy.

Email: clientservices@hiscbrisnorth.com.au

Phone: 0426875365

Event Website: CPCRE

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Ignite Talks Sunshine Coast: Dying to Know Day

Date: 8 August 2018

Event time: 6pm

Event details: An Ignite event is a series of five-minute presentations. Speakers provide 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds, resulting in a fast-paced talk that is loaded with ideas. As the Ignite slogan states “Enlighten us, but make it quick”

Ignite is also about having fun, and showing that presentations don’t need to be about “death by PowerPoint”.

This event is Ignite Talks Sunshine Coast #3 and is specifically themed for "Dying to Know Day".

More information, including speakers is available on the following website: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/73116/ignite_talks_sunshine_coast_dying_to_know.aspx

Ticket price: $15.00
Food/drinks available for purchase from hotel restaurant.

Venue address: Surfair Beach Hotel, 923 David Low Way Marcoola Qld 4564, Australia

Postcode: 4564

Contact Person: Richard Hansen

Email: richard@impactpresentations.com.au

Phone: 0419676284

Event Website: CLICK HERE

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Dying to Know Day

Date: 8/8/18

Event time: 11:00am

Event details:

  •  11:00-12:30 – 3 speakers (30 mins each) – Advance Care Planning, Office of ACP, Julie Sutherland, Wills and Executor Services, Public Trustee, Geoff Cameron, Palliative Care, Redland Hospital Community Palliative Care, Natalie Beaumont
  • 12:30- 1pm – Lunch (1st Course)
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Panel of first three presenters – Q&A 
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm Desert & Coffee
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – 3 Speakers (20 mins each) Grief -How Women and Men Grieve Differently, Funeral Advice, Invocare, Kim Howgate, Organ Donation/Body Donation

Venue address: Cleveland Courthouse Restaurant, 1 Paxton St, Cleveland

Postcode: 4163

Contact Person: Sandi Connolly

Email: sandi@hiscbayside.com.au

Phone: 0420866104

Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/HomeInsteadSeniorCareBaysideRedlandsandLogan/

RSVP required?: Yes Tickets available HERE


Event name: Dying to Know Day Death Cafe

Date: 08/08/2018

Event time: 10am

Event details: Join us for morning tea to discuss death, dying and bereavement and how we can help people make the most of their finite lives. A panel of experienced providers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to both the community and health care professionals. 

This is a sponsored event, so FREE to attend, however places are limited to please RSVP by 01/08/18

Venue address: Reid's Place 377 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough QLD

Postcode: 4020

Contact Person: Maretti Healty

Email: clientservices@hiscbrisnorth.com.au

Phone: 0426 875 365

Event Website: No

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Myth busting and FAQs - on death and dying.

Date: Wednesday 8th August

Event time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Event details: We are focusing on 3 issues this year:

  • How to start conversations around dying and death.
  • Planning and preparation before death.
  • After death care and funeral arranging.

Venue address: Sacred Heart Sandgate Parish Hall. 92 Brighton Rd, Sandgate

Postcode: 4017

Contact Person: Nycole Lloyd and/or Carol Tollis

Email: info@livinglovingdying.com or carol.tollis@ghmfunerals.com.au

Phone: Nycole on 0402 143 633. Carol on 0407 817 984

Event Website: No

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: No Regrets

Date: 08/08/18

Event time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Event details: "No Regrets" is a workshop using postcards, words and simple images to acknowledge challenges and triumphs throughout life. Using seasons as a metaphor in a therapeutic art activity (no art experience necessary) we will explore connection and community. This workshop supports awareness and empowered conversations around death and dying.

Venue address: Vlinder Expressive Arts Therapy, 2 Sunset Avenue, Paradise Point, Queensland

Postcode: 4216

Contact Person: Veronica Bestall

Email: waki65@bigpond.com

Phone: 0432539881

Event Website:

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Dying to Know stall.

Date: 08/08/18

Event time: 9am to 4.30 pm.

Event details: A stall will be held at Stockland Shopping Centre near Coles. Come along to talk about end of life planning, enduring power of attorney and dying.

Venue address: Stockland Shopping Centre, Earlville. Cairns.

Postcode: 4870

Contact Person: Fae Morgan

Email: fae.morgan@health.qld.gov.au

Phone: 40433100

RSVP required?: No


Event name: Dying to Know Day

Date: 9th August 2018

Event time: 9:30am

Event details: 

9:30am Welcome and Introduction - Having the Talk of a Lifetime - Debbie Tedge
9:45am Fred Hampson, registered Midwife and Funeral Director, Burnett Regional Funeral Services & Childers Woodgate Funeral Services - answering all those questions you've been dying to ask
11.00am Morning Tea

Venue address: Integrated Disability Support Services (IDSS), 43 Churchill Street, Childers

Postcode: 4660

Contact Person: Debbie Tedge

Email: dtedge1959@gmail.com

Phone: 4126 1946 / 0412158345

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Death Cafe with Carolyn Mandersloot

Date: 10 August 2018

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Event time: 6.00pm

Event details:Join us for Gympie's first Death Cafe.

We'll be celebrating Dying to Know Day with a conversation with Gympie palliative care nurse and death doula Carolyn Mandersloot.

Carolyn specialises in working with people who are wanting to die at home. She works with a community nursing service but can also see that there are areas that we do not service that are lacking in adequate knowledge on how to care and access services to support their loved ones at home. 70% of Australians say they would like to die at home but only 14% manage to. She would love to see that everyone is able to die in their place of choice.

Dying to Know Day is bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement and an opportunity to:

  • develop your death literacy
  • consider your end of life plans such as a will and advance care plans
  • share these wishes with your families
  • get informed about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial
  • be better equipped to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement

This is your opportunity to listen and ask any question that you are 'dying to know' but have never had the chance to ask. Carolyn loves her work in our community and will answer your questions with warmth, compassion and humor.

Venue address: Gympie Bone Museum Shop 8 Condies Arcade 163 Mary St Gympie QLD

Postcode: 4570

Contact Person: Debra Cook

Email: gympiebones@gmail.com

Phone: 0412622592

Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/death-cafe-with-carolyn-mandersloot-tickets-47704841465

RSVP required?: Yes


Event name: Dispelling the myths of organ donation

Date: Tuesday 14th August

Event time: 9.45am - 11.45am

Event details: A representative from DonateLife will share the factual information on organ and tissue donation in Australia. They will also cover how one family's generous gift, becomes a gift of life and lifestyle to so many

Venue address: Shop 2/229 Goodwin Drive, Bongaree

Postcode: 4507

Contact Person: Annette Lourigan

Email: annette.lourigan@ghmfunerals.com.au

Phone: 3469 5954

Event Website:

RSVP required?: Yes