Alchemy of Loss: Exploring Living and Dying, featuring Special Guest Speaker Ken Wilber
July 31, 2009 01:37

Alchemy of Loss: Exploring Living and Dying, featuring Special Guest Speaker Ken Wilber

Alchemy of Loss

DATES: October 22-24, 2009
VENUE: Boulder Integral Center, 2805 Broadway Street, Boulder, Colorado 80304, USA

  • Early bird registration until Sep. 15, 2009: $595
  • Standard registration after Sep. 15, 2009: $695

The Tapestry Initiative provides education and experiential learning forums for exploring the challenges of death, dying and loss transforming them into opportunities for growth and fully engaging our lives. Through inquiry, meditation, shared experiences and drawing from the wisdom traditions, we can respond to our collective need to build a new, co-creative relationship with the natural cycles of change.

Seminar participants will have the opportunity to explore together the ways that facing into our personal and cultural fears of loss, dying, and death and the challenge of caring for those that we love, can cultivate compassion and empower us in greater appreciation for life, each other and the world we share.

Alchemy of Loss: Exploring Living and Dying is part I in a series of three of Tapestry Initiative seminars co-sponsored by Boulder Integral.

“Contemplating the Truth that suffering is universal and unavoidable is meant to wake us up and motivate us to change our approach to Life. Before this contemplation we are children playing games in a burning house.” Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


Ken WilberSpecial Guest Speaker, Ken Wilber
Philosopher, and best selling author of Grace and Grit, A Brief History of Everything; Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution; and Founder of Integral Institute.  Ken Wilber’s appearance courtesy of Integral Life.



Keynote Address: Heart Opened Wide, by Janet Graaff, Boulder. CO
Lecturer in Integral Sustainability and Business Ethics, Mediator of Family, Business and Community disputes; wilderness adventurer, dreamer, healer, and ritualist.

“I was brought to my knees by my son’s death. It took me to the very depths of my soul. It has taught real forgiveness, and it is renewing my curiosity and gratitude for life”



Seminar Presenters

Lin Dunbrack
Founder The Tapestry Initiative, North Hampton, NH.
Lin’s inspiration for Tapestry Initiative comes from her long standing involvement with the hospice movement.  Serving a variety of capacities as a direct service volunteer, trainer of volunteers, bereavement support group facilitator, community liaison and lay chaplain and spiritual care provider.



Sheilagh Durkin, Lac., M.S.O.M.
Tapestry Initiative senior partner, Founder Co-Creative Health, Portsmouth, NH
Sheilagh is a mother, acupuncturist, energy worker, herbalist, and Reiki master with Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She started a healing clinic, Co-Creative Health, to address the patterns at the root cause of illness and imbalance. She developed True Power, an 8 step method to teach people how to approach life and it’s challenges co-creativley so that solutions allow healing at the personal, ancestral, and collective levels.



Kenneth Green
Tapestry Initiative senior partner and advisor, filmmaker, theater producer and executive director of the Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture, studied with the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa for 16 years and was authorized by him as a Buddhist teacher and meditation instructor. Ken is producing a documentary film through the Tapestry Initiative called “Boundless Moment”, exploring the lessons of impermanence and potential . He is also currently producing “Luminous Emptiness” a multimedia theater piece based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.


John Churchill
Co-founder of Samadhi Intergal Lfe Practice Center, Newton, MA, Buddhist  meditation and yoga teacher, acupuncturist and Integral guide.  John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture.



Bert Parlee, PhD.
Clinical psychologist, founding member of Integral Institute in Colorado, senior advisor, facilitator, mediator and executive coach with the Stagen Leadership Institute in Dallas. In the past Bert was the consulting psychologist for several convalescent hospitals serving elderly populations.





Early registration until Sep. 15, 2009: $595
Standard registration after Sep. 15: $695
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603-964-7149 or email (for Tapestry Initiative)
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Cancellation Policy
This event is scheduled for Oct. 22 - 24, 2009

  • Cancellations by Sep. 22, 2009
    will receive everything you paid, minus 15% (non-refundable fee for
    administrative and processing fees)
  • Cancellations between Sep. 22 - Oct. 10 will receive 50% of all money you paid.
  • Cancellations after Oct. 11 and no-shows will not be refunded.

If you need to cancel, please email immediately. You may also call 303 541 1540.

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