Path of the Light Being (Three month course)

Imagine discovering and befriending the guide or guides who will assist you through your death and accompany you through the joys of life.

Through Shadow Work, journeying, imaginative play, and integrating the visions of your ideal passage as you transition out of this body and earthly plane, you will discover a kind of gentleness; a comfort of the heart. In four one-on-one guided sessions, solo studies, and group activities and support, embarking on the Path of the Light Being to meet your companion/s is recommended for anyone who will one day travel the road of departure. Participants must have a willingness to explore fears and self-love through studies, meditation, art and play in a variety of methods including reading, listening to stories creating art and watching clips of movies/films.

Price: $400.00 – (Fair Exchange options available)

Read below then click here to apply!

Imagine discovering and befriending the guide or guides who will assist you through your death and accompany you through the joys of life.

Through Shadow Work, journeying, imaginative play, and integrating the visions of your ideal passage as you transition out of this body and earthly plane, you will discover a kind of gentleness; a comfort of the heart. In four one-on-one guided sessions, solo studies, and group activities and support, embarking on the Path of the Light Being to meet your companion/s is recommended for anyone who will one day travel the road of departure. Participants must have a willingness to explore fears and self-love through studies, meditation, art and play in a variety of methods including reading, listening to stories creating art and watching clips of movies/films.

Anne-Marie is an award-winning author, meditation instructor, death doula, certified facilitator of Feeding Your DemonsĀ® (Buddhist focus) and Life-Cycle Funeral Celebrant. She uses a unique combination of visualization techniques, writing, story listening and ancestral work to bring participants to a place of discovery, joy and safety.

Three month course September through November: $400 with Fair Exchange option possible.

TO APPLY: Answer these questions and send them by email (link above!), then wait for an acceptance letter.Ā 

Questions:
1. Describe a time when you were either very scared or very sad and how you have worked with this in your life. (This can include anything from a death you have experienced to a live speech you had to give)
2. Name two favorite books or movies that really move you emotionally and tell me why they do so and what kinds of emotions arise. (Can be anything from space studies to great fiction)
3. What inspires you to love yourself, your community or our world? (A great time to mention any volunteer work you have engaged in or how you have served in a way that brings you joy)

Time commitment:
Plenty of emotional bandwidth is necessary to do this deep work. Eight hours per week is recommended for participation plus bi-weekly group Zoom calls in addition to the one-on-one sessions with Anne-Marie. It is an estimated 100 hours over a three month period at your own pace. We will use three books for the course which are an additional purchase.

Prerequisites:

Ability to sit in meditation for 30 minutes at a time
Previous or current volunteer work

Read the book Death Nesting: Ancient & Modern Death Doula Techniques Mindfulness Practices and Herbal Care.
You must have a support person outside of the course and they need to formally recommend you for this work.
There is flexibility in the pre-reqs but this is a foundation for successfully partaking in the course.

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“I’m proud and grateful to have been part of the first cohort of this class. Practical, unsentimental, reflective, connection based and rooted in the ethic of community. This is an excellent supplement to traditional, business-oriented death doula training, it’s also an ideal first step for those wanting to explore how end of life care can look, in their communities and through their hands.” L. Louisiana

“I cannot say enough about Anne-Marie Keppel as a human and her most beautiful course. This was a dream of mine since journeying with my mama and it was all that I had been asking for and more. A game changer for my heart, healing and a path of service I have been seeking. I am honored and grateful beyond words for the opportunity to do this course, for opening up the dialogue on death, and being a part of such a beautiful rite of passage. I am looking forward to the unfolding of this work in my life.” C. North Carolina

“I highly recommend this course. Anne Marie’s background in Buddhist studies and event planning make her classes all at once humbling, enlightening, organized, and action packed. I learned about the processes involved in preparing to die and, from this, I unexpectedly learned more about what it means to be alive. I leave this coursework feeling more connected to my own humanity, the human-ness of others, and all humans through time that have walked before me. Better yet, I feel prepared to act as a resource to others in service to my community.” S. Vermont

“I took Anne-Marie’s Village Deathcare Citizen Course in hopes to heal some of my grief from losing a dear friend and heal some trauma around my fear of death. Not only did it do these things, it also created this beautiful circle of vulnerable humans, who opened their hearts and minds up to each other. I stepped through a portal and have collected useful tools along the way. I am a different person because of this class, and this experience. I am grateful.” B Vermont

Price: $400 (ask about the Fair Exchange option)